Treatment for Knee Pain
Knee pain has become an ever-increasing problem in our society, affecting up to 25 percent of Americans on a frequent or constant basis. If you struggle with either acute or chronic knee pain, you need to find out what has gone wrong with that essential weight-bearing joint so you can receive the appropriate care.
Here at Boston Orthopedic in Fall River and New Bedford, MA, our team of specialists can help you regain optimal function, comfort, and mobility your knees.
The Basics of Knee Pain
The human knee is not just a simple joint; it's a system that employs numerous structures and tissues. Cartilage and anti-friction sacs called bursae ensure smooth, pain-free motion, while ligaments hold the bones together and muscles attached to tendons mobilize the joint. Unfortunately, these multiple moving parts can run into multiple problems, any of which can leave you with debilitating knee pain.
The most obvious causes of acute knee pain involve traumatic or hyperextension injuries. An impact to your knee while your foot is planted firmly on the ground can stretch ligaments, tear tendons or muscles, and even dislocate or fracture the bones of the joint. Other causes of knee pain may develop in association with chronic degenerative problems. In osteoarthritis, for example, the cartilage within the joint wears down until it can no longer cushion the bones against friction.
Overuse injuries account for many cases of chronic knee pain. A combination of weight-bearing stresses with repetitive motion can cause tendinitis, bursitis, and muscle strain. Even a small error in your musculoskeletal alignment or posture can aggravate these issues. The misalignment may occur in your spine, throwing off your balance, or in the joint itself.
A Variety of Treatments From Our Chiropractor and Orthopedic Doctor
Whatever the cause of your knee pain, our chiropractor and chiropractic doctor at Boston Orthopedic can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and smart treatment strategies. Your knee pain treatment may include:
- Chiropractic care - Spinal or extremity adjustments from our chiropractor can straighten your balance, even out your weight distribution, and allow for easier knee function.
- Orthopedic surgery - Our orthopedic doctor can perform a variety of surgical procedures to repair ruptured ligaments, set complex fractures, remove painful cartilage or bone fragments, or even replace the knee with an artificial joint.
- Physical therapy - We can put you on a personalized physical therapy plan to rehabilitate a knee injury/surgery, increase flexibility, and build tissue strength.
Call Boston Orthopedic Today
Boston Orthopedic is your resource for knee pain relief in Fall River and New Bedford, MA. Call either of our locations today!