Knee Pain

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Back in Motion Integrated Medicine

Integrated Medicine & Chiropractors located in Hurst, TX

Knee pain follows you wherever you go, making even the easiest tasks difficult to manage. The team of experts at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating various causes of knee pain at their state-of-the-art clinic in Hurst, Texas. Book an appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool and find relief from your knee pain today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a little bit different for everybody. For some people, it’s a minor annoyance that only slightly detracts from their quality of life. But for others, knee pain totally hinders their daily activities or prevents them from living a healthy lifestyle.

The location of knee pain can vary. The most common spot that people experience knee pain is in the joint that connects the shin bone to the thigh bone. Some people also experience pain in their kneecap or a combination of the two places.

Sometimes knee pain is a constant ache, or it can produce sharp, shooting pains only when the knee is in use.

What conditions lead to knee pain?

There are a variety of conditions that can result in knee pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ligament tear or meniscus tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Dislocation

Seeking prompt medical treatment for your knee pain can help you get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment that helps bring you relief. 

What factors increase my likelihood of developing knee pain?

Some of the conditions that can make you more likely to develop chronic knee pain include:

  • Being older
  • Having a previous trauma or injury to your knee
  • Not properly stretching before exercise
  • Having bad posture or bad form when performing physical activities

Knee pain is also strongly linked to being overweight or obese. For every pound that you’re overweight, you put an additional four pounds of pressure on your knees whenever you climb stairs, run, or walk.

How can you prevent knee pain?

There are certain lifestyle changes that you can make to alleviate some of your chronic knee pain, including:

  • Losing weight
  • Warming up before you exercise
  • Avoiding running or walking on rough roads
  • Get custom orthotics for your shoes

These lifestyle changes only tend to be effective if your knee pain is the result of overuse or poor posture, though. If your knee pain is due to a medical condition, the team of experts at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine can help ease your pain.

How do you treat knee pain?

Some of the professional treatments for knee pain include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Injections

The team at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan designed around your particular needs and preferences. Call the office or book a visit online today to learn more.