Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC
A Group Medical Practice located in Columbus, GA
Knee pain from an injury or degenerative damage can cause weakness resulting in trouble standing or walking. In Columbus, Georgia, the team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, can relieve your pain with innovative non-invasive therapies and treatments. These treatments can help relieve pain in your knees and improve their mobility. To explore your options and find lasting relief for your knee pain, call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or book an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Pain in one or both of your knees can be especially inconvenient because it can affect your ability to walk. Many structures in your knee work together to help you stand and walk, and damage to any of them can result in pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. You might experience knee pain because of:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or other ligament tears
- Patellar tendinitis
- Meniscus tear
- Patellar fracture (broken kneecap)
- Dislocated kneecap
- Torn cartilage
Other factors, like your body weight, smoking, or a lack of flexibility, can worsen your knee pain and increase your risk of getting it again. The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, can help you identify your risk factors and prevent new or worsening knee pain.
What are some other symptoms associated with knee pain?
Knee pain often comes with symptoms beyond general pain or discomfort. During your diagnostic evaluation at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, the team asks about the characteristics of your pain and any other symptoms that come with it. They may also perform diagnostic tests like ultrasound imaging or X-ray imaging to identify areas of damage.
Symptoms that might come with your knee pain include:
- Popping when you bend your knee
- A crunching or grating sensation
- Weakness or trouble standing
- Redness and warmth
In some cases, you can manage these symptoms at home, like resting your knee or taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. You should book an appointment if home care doesn’t provide relief or you have trouble using your leg because of your knee pain and associated symptoms.
What are my treatment options for knee pain?
The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, helps you control your knee pain with non-invasive treatments and therapies. They create a personalized treatment plan for you using available in-office options and recommendations for home care. Your plan might include:
Physical therapy involves exercises and stretching to help restore or improve your knee’s mobility as you recover.
Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of your soft tissues. A massage can help reduce inflammation around a knee injury.
Regenerative medicine can promote faster healing in your knee and relieve inflammation to reduce pain.
Low-level electrical stimulation using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit can help control pain signals from the nerves in your knee.
If your knee pain or swelling makes it hard or impossible to walk or stand, book an appointment at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC. Call the office or schedule online today.