We at the Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness understand how debilitating and chronic knee pain can be.

If you’re suffering from painful or achy knees, – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.

You may have tried stretching, resting, heat, ice, maybe even just pushing through it – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Knee Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see in our Bloomingdale, Illinois physical medicine clinic.

When presented with invasive and expensive options, such as knee replacement surgery and continual use of pain medications, it seems like there are no good, nor long-term solutions for your pain relief.  

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What is knee pain?

As one of the strongest and most complex joints in your body, your knees can handle a considerable amount of stress, strain, and everyday wear and tear.

Not only do they hold your full body weight every time you take a step, but they also support 5x greater load every time you jog, jump or even go upstairs.

Our clinical team at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness is known for our great results and strives to find the root of your knee pain, and help you resolve it.

Regardless of the source, whether an accident, an old injury or a new one, any knee discomfort can lead to greater friction, causing the knee to wear down over time. This creates inflammation and swelling, which can aggravate the situation.

The first step is to determine the specific mechanism causing your knee discomfort. By evaluating your knee and creating an outline of what happened and the extent of your injury we can help recommend the best treatment plan.

What causes knee pain?

Several different problems in the knee joint and its surrounding tissues can cause knee pain. Some common causes of knee pain are:

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Torn meniscus
  • Ligament tears (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear)
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Muscle strains

The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness treats all knee pain with customized recovery plans.

When should I seek medical care for knee pain?

If your knee pain happens frequently and causes problems like stiffness, instability, or restricted range of motion, contact The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness as soon as possible.

Knee pain tends to get worse if untreated. It’s best to seek treatment now before your knee pain becomes disabling.

How does knee pain diagnosis work?

The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness completes a thorough diagnostic evaluation to determine how your knee pain started.

Your diagnostic evaluation includes a physical exam, symptom evaluation, and lab testing to look for inflammatory and disease markers that commonly lead to pain. Your doctor might also order imaging procedures like X-rays.

How is knee pain treated?

Treating knee pain varies from person to person. Using the information from your diagnostic evaluation, your specialists at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness create your personalized knee pain treatment plan. The goal is to eliminate the root causes of your pain.

The most common treatment approaches for knee pain include:

  • Regenerative medicine injections (platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and others)
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Reiki healing
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

For best results, you’ll undergo more than one treatment at the same time.

Knee pain treatment isn’t always limited to your knees. Many studies report that chronic knee pain and depression often occur together. The specialists can prescribe individualized treatments to help you overcome knee pain and any other problems, physical or mental, that come with it.

If you have chronic knee pain, you need pain management experts who keep your whole-body wellness in mind. The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness is here to help. Call the office now or schedule an appointment online.