CHRONIC KNEE PAIN

Whether you’re a passionate marathon runner, a professional athlete, or a dedicated parent that loves to toss a football with your kids, your knees need to be taken care of. Knee pain can lead to stiffness, pain, inflammation, and injury — each serious enough to knock you out of the game or leave you on the bench icing your injury. If you have been experiencing chronic knee pain, our practitioners can assist you in regaining your full mobility and help you get back to the activities you love most!

  • Chronic knee pain may just be due to a pulled muscle, but there are many other, more serious injuries and ailments that require medical attention. Don’t assume your knee pain is something that will clear up on its own. Find out what’s causing your pain!
  • Are you limping yet? You will be if you don’t get treatment for your knee pain. You’ll find a wide range of non-surgical options at ReBalance NYC pain therapy clinic. You don’t have to go under the knife to return to your active lifestyle. Discover the many treatment choices ahead of you, as we can help you choose the right therapies for your needs.
  • If you can’t even straighten your knee, you know you need to get it looked at. The longer you wait, the worse it will get, and the greater the risk of further injury – don’t put it off any longer! Have your knee pain identified and treated by an understanding doctor at ReBalance.

CHRONIC PAIN DEMANDS ATTENTION

When you suffer from chronic knee pain, the symptoms can be debilitating. If you are currently experiencing knee pain that is stopping you from daily activities, you need professional medical help that can assess your condition and alleviate chronic symptoms.

Your knees bear the brunt of your weight and allow you to execute those amazing moves in your sport or in your dancing. Your knees make it possible for you to walk, jog, crouch, sit, run, climb and be fully mobile. When your chronic knee pain stops you from doing your usual daily tasks, it can be discouraging. You don’t need to be chained to the pain – your chronic knee pain can be relieved with the proper treatments!

Along with the sensation of shooting pain or a dull ache in one or both knees, you may experience other symptoms, depending on the cause of your pain. If you have a meniscus tear, sprained knee, or tendonitis knee problems, you also may notice:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Popping noises
  • Crunching sounds
  • Difficulty walking
  • An inability to straighten your knee

Knee injuries from sports, dancing, or strenuous work can lead to patellar tendonitis, an injury to the tendon that holds your kneecap in place, or iliotibial band syndrome, a condition where a ligament rubs against your thigh bone. A car accident, fall from a high place, or turn of your ankle while running or playing sports means knee pain may follow. Don’t wait; if you suffer an injury near your knee, have it checked. If left untreated, it may become chronic knee pain.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN

Many factors can increase your chances of developing knee pain that may include:

  • Overuse. If you lead an active lifestyle, you’re more likely to develop knee pain than if you lead a more sedentary lifestyle. You put more strain on the structure of your knee.
  • Injury. Any ligament, tendon, or cartilage tear in your knee — whether from a sports injury or any awkward movement — causes chronic knee pain until treated.
  • Arthritis. A degenerative condition, arthritis in your knee occurs when the cartilage in your knee begins to deteriorate, forcing your bones to grind against each other.
  • Bursitis. When fluids build up in your knee from crouching for long periods of time, it causes severe pain and swelling.
  • Hemarthrosis. Caused by serious injury, this condition results in bleeding into your joints. It’s identified by swelling, bruising, and warmth.
  • Gout. This condition occurs when uric acid builds up in your body, forming crystals inside your joints. Affected areas become inflamed and painful.

Other causes include:

  • Tendonitis knee injury
  • Meniscal tear
  • Sprained knee
  • Jumper’s knee, another name for patellar tendonitis
  • Runner’s knee, which is patellofemoral pain
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Cruciate ligament injuries
  • Torn lateral or medial collateral ligament

If you suffer from any of these ailments, we have the technology and resources at ReBalance to get you up and moving again. Your treatment depends on what’s causing your pain, so diagnosis is always the first step.

Increased Risk Factors

Certain factors increase your risk of having knee problems and pain. These factors include:

  • Carrying excess weight. Being overweight or obese puts increased strain on your knees. As a result, they’re more vulnerable to injury and at a higher risk of wearing out.
  • Participating in certain sports — such as basketball, tennis, football, or skiing — can increase the risk of knee injuries.
  • Weak muscles. When the muscles surrounding your knees are weak, your knees have less support and are more vulnerable to injury.
  • Previous injuries. Repeatedly injuring your knee causes pain and can create a cycle of recurring injury.

Despite your risk factors, you can learn exercises that strengthen your knees and prevent future injury. When you join the ReBalance 360 program, you get targeted exercises and so much more.

CHRONIC KNEE PAIN TREATMENT

Our pain specialists were among the first in the country to offer platelet-rich plasma injections for knee pain. We use the most progressive technologies and techniques to diminish your knee pain without resorting to surgery. The range of treatments available includes:

  • Integrative medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Regenerative joint medicine
  • Shockwave treatments
  • Regenerative laser treatment
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Weight-reduction plan

At ReBalance in New York City, we offer a unique and individualized treatment plan to manage your chronic knee pain. We use the most effective treatment options to ensure that you get the best outcomes for your circumstances.

PREVENTION IS THE BEST TREATMENT

You can prevent some causes of chronic knee pain by:

  • Wearing running shoes that offer support and are comfortable
  • Changing out your shoes frequently
  • Wearing inserts to add cushion and support to your knees

Chronic knee pain often feels worse from overuse, so warm up before your workout. Being overweight also puts unnecessary strain on your knees. Healthy weight loss is another good way to prevent and sometimes eliminate chronic knee pain. Improve your balance, alignment, and mobility with our professional team that can assess your physical goals and addresses your chronic knee pain.

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