Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor. With today's increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments. Dr. Casey Walker and the team at R2 Wellness Centers in Lowell, Indiana, are experienced in treating knee injury and pain. Call Dr. Walker’s office today to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book your appointment online.
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Because your knees take a toll every day, absorbing shock with each step, get in to have your knee looked at as soon as you feel pain. You do not want your condition to get any worse. It is important to make an appointment for your knee pain if you experience:
Rehabilitation and physical therapy are essential for full knee recovery, whether you have had an injury, have a chronic arthritic condition, or had knee surgery. The goal of rehab and physical therapy is to build up the muscles around your knee — specifically your hamstrings and quads — and to improve joint mobility. During your sessions, you learn how to exercise, lift, bend, and squat with proper form, especially if you regularly play sports. This way, you are less likely to have new or recurring issues in the future.
In general, braces should be worn if you are having knee pain, or you wish to prevent injuries during high contact sports where there is a higher likelihood of knee injury. Knee braces can also be used for rehabilitative purposes, for example, following an ACL injury.
A doctor will thorough examination to find if other alignment issues in other areas of the body may be the true cause of the knee pain, or at least contributing to it. For example, excessive foot pronation, limited range of motion in the hips, or tightness in the lower back, can place excessive strain on the knees which can be painful. Custom orthotics can provide additional support, stability, and shock absorption from the ground.
Our knee pain program can help you get back to the things that are important to you.
Our program can help you get back to living your life today. If you’re sick of living a life full of pain and suffering, contact R2 Wellness Centers at 219-208-6895 or schedule your evaluation online today.