Knee pain is a common cause of disability among American adults and may be the result of a specific injury, exercise, or wear-and-tear over time. To understand the cause of your pain and get effective relief, visit the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California in Camarillo, California. Allan Laird, DC, and the integrative medicine team offer extensive noninvasive and non-surgical treatment options to help you heal and recover. Schedule a consultation today by calling or booking online.
Knee pain can come from any of the anatomical structures within and surrounding the knee. Common sources of knee pain include:
Knee pain may range from mild, aching discomfort to severe pain, swelling, and stiffness. If you experience any type of knee pain, see the team immediately for an exam and treatment.
Knee pain may be the last sign that something is wrong with your knee. The team understands that years of wear-and-tear and minor injuries can build up, so they work deliberately to address your pain and any other underlying problems within your knee for the best treatment outcomes possible. Common causes of knee pain include:
These knee issues present with specific patterns of pain and aggravating factors and the team can help you determine your diagnosis and activities to avoid while you’re healing in order to prevent further injury or complications.
To diagnose the cause of your knee pain, the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team begins with a consultation and exam to understand your symptoms, activities that worsen your pain, and any trauma to your knee. During your exam, the team measures the range of motion of your knee and checks the strength and function of the muscles in the area.
Specialized orthopedic tests to evaluate the ligaments, tendons, and menisci inside your knee are included to rule out more serious injuries. The team may refer you for X-rays or an MRI, if appropriate.
Based on your exam and any imaging, the team explains the specific cause of your knee pain and the steps they’ll take to help you get out of pain and prevent re-injury.
The team takes a comprehensive approach to treat knee pain based on your diagnosis and the root cause of your symptoms. Conservative pain relief options include regenerative medicine, physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, and functional bracing. Once you’re feeling better, the team incorporates exercise therapy and specialized stretches to improve the strength and function of your knee.
The team may also recommend supportive therapies — including nutritional counseling, chiropractic care, and exercise therapy — to reduce pain and inflammation while supporting the natural healing properties of your body. Used along with other conservative treatments, these therapies may speed up your healing time and make your recovery easier.
To learn about personalized knee pain treatments, call or schedule a visit online at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California.