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Our Treatments For Knee Pain

Your knees are among the most active joints in your body, working all day to help you walk, run, climb stairs, and even stand still. With so much depending on them, it’s easy to see how even mild knee pain can throw a wrench into your regular routine. When knee pain is moderate or severe, or when it occurs on a regular basis, the effect is even more dramatic.

At Medical Wellness Group in Columbus, Ohio, we offer a variety of treatments for knee pain, so our patients can enjoy long-lasting relief from their symptoms. Chiropractic care can be an excellent choice for people with knee arthritis, as well as other chronic and acute conditions. Here’s how we can help your knees feel better.

Chiropractic care for knee pain

Chiropractic care can be a great option for relieving knee pain and other types of joint pain due to arthritis, neuropathy, and other causes. That’s because chiropractors are focused on optimizing the musculoskeletal system, relieving pain and other symptoms involving the joints, spine, muscles, and other structures.

And because our chiropractors use multiple techniques to relieve painful symptoms, your treatment plan will always be customized for your needs.

Before our team prescribes any type of treatment for your knee pain, you’ll have an exam and evaluation so we can understand what’s causing your symptoms. During your evaluation, we’ll examine your knee visually and use passive motion tests to see how your joint is functioning and what types of movements trigger your symptoms.

We’ll also ask about your medical history and your lifestyle for a more complete picture of your joint health. In some instances, we also may order X-rays of your knee to see inside the joint.

Treatment options for your knee pain

After your evaluation, the next step is to design a treatment plan that’s focused on both the cause of your pain and relief of your symptoms. Depending on your needs, your care plan might focus on one treatment or it might involve a number of options. Many treatments begin with chiropractic adjustments.

Pain occurs when nerves send signals to the brain. Every nerve in your body travels through the spine, exiting at specific points and traveling to other parts of your body, like your legs. If a nerve is compressed where it exits the spine, you can have leg pain even if nothing is directly hurting your leg.

By gently adjusting your spine, chiropractic care can relieve nerve compression and the pain it causes. Plus, spinal adjustments encourage better circulation around the area of inflammation for faster healing and better function in the future.

Not just adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can be very effective in managing knee pain, but that’s not the only treatment option we offer. Ultrasound therapy is also frequently used to stimulate healing responses in the knee and in other areas that might be contributing to knee pain.

In this completely painless treatment, ultrasound waves penetrate the deeper tissues where inflammation occurs. The waves increase circulation and promote other healing responses to decrease symptoms and support overall joint health.

Depending on your knee health, our team might recommend regenerative therapies, like stem cell therapy or injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These therapies can help your body heal itself by promoting the development of new, healthy tissue to repair or replace damaged tissue in your knee.

In addition to our in-office treatments, we may recommend some lifestyle changes, like losing excess weight, optimizing your nutrition, or incorporating more physical activity to keep your joints lubricated and to reduce tension that can trigger nerve irritation and inflammation.

At-home stretches and gentle exercises may also be recommended to maintain flexibility and increase strength in your knees and back.

Don’t let knee pain keep you sidelined

Your knees are hard workers. Take good care of them, and they’ll take good care of you. If you’re having knee pain or if you’d like to learn how regular chiropractic care can help reduce your risks of future knee pain, call Medical Wellness Group at 614-898-0787. Or you can use our online booking tool to schedule your appointment now.

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