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Knee Pain

Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers

Chiropractic Clinics & Physical Therapists located in The Woodlands, TX & Houston, TX

Your knees bear the brunt of every step you take, which makes them vulnerable to several injuries and degenerative conditions. The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Houston, Texas, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for painful knee conditions. If you have knee pain, especially if it's interfering with your life, call Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers or make an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee is a robust hinge joint, connecting your femur (upper leg bone) to your tibia and fibula (the lower leg bones) with your patella (kneecap). A network of ligaments and tendons connect your bones and allow the hinging motion.

Some of the common causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Overuse
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Certain infections like the flu
  • Bone or joint infections

Your knees absorb one and a half times your body weight with every step you take, which can contribute to wear-and-tear, which is not only painful but also increases your risk of injury.

When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?

You should never ignore knee pain and hope that it goes away on its own. Often, when you start treatment for knee pain before it gets too severe, you can prevent your condition from worsening and reduce the overall discomfort and disruption your knee condition could cause.

Some of the signs that you should make an appointment at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers include:

  • Visible deformity
  • Can't fully bend or extend your knee
  • Reduced mobility
  • Rapid swelling
  • Skin is warm to touch

You should also make an appointment right away if you've injured your knee in a sports, automobile, or any other type of accident.

How is the cause of knee pain diagnosed?

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers begins with an extensive consultation and exam. After reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle, they complete a physical exam, looking for signs of injury, deformity, or inflammation in and around your knee.

When necessary, they use X-rays, MRIs, and blood tests to collect more information to confirm your diagnosis.

How is knee pain treated?

Once your provider has a diagnosis for the cause of your knee pain, they get to work on a personalized treatment plan to heal your knees, reduce your pain, and get you back to your regular activities. Depending on your needs, your treatment program might include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Truflex┬« joint supplements
  • nutraMetrix┬« supplements
  • Regenerative medicine

If you have knee pain or an injury that's disrupting your mobility or quality of life, call Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers or make an appointment online today.