Your knees are the largest joints in your body, and arguably some of the most hardworking. When knee pain develops, you’re not only left in discomfort, your mobility is jeopardized as well. At Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute, the team of pain management specialists takes an integrative approach to knee pain using noninvasive techniques to provide patients in Atlanta with relief. To regain your freedom of movement, call or use the online scheduler.
When it comes to knee pain, it’s helpful to understand the many moving parts that can succumb to injury or painful conditions. Your knee is made up of three bones, including your:
To help these bones move together more easily, your knees contain articular cartilage and menisci — wedges of cartilage that provide shock absorption.
To stabilize and support the joint, your knees rely on ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Ultimately, your knees are complex joints and any injury in one area can compromise the entire joint.
Given all that your knees do, allowing you to walk, run, jump, and pivot, there are ample opportunities for knee pain to develop. The most common causes of knee pain include:
If the articular cartilage inside your knees begins to break down, it leaves the ends of your bones unprotected. As a result, tiny pieces of bone can break off and join the broken-down bits of cartilage to create pain and inflammation within your joint.
If you tear one of the ligaments that hold your joints together or the menisci that cushion the joint, it can lead to pain.
A broken patella is another common injury, which can lead to considerable knee pain. As well, any break in the bones inside this joint sets the stage for arthritis down the road.
Knee pain can be especially debilitating, which is why the team at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute first addresses your pain so that you can move more comfortably. Once they manage the pain through medications, they turn to longer-term, noninvasive solutions such as regenerative medicine, which helps your body heal and repair itself on a cellular level. As well, physical therapy can play a key role in your treatment plan.
Your provider may also suggest lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, exercising, and stretching, that go a long way toward easing and preventing knee pain.
If you’re tired of being hobbled by knee pain, call Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.