Your knees are one of the most utilized joints in your body, and some of the hardest-working. Your knees not only provide support for most of your body, they’re responsible for an important range of motion — these two roles also leave your knees susceptible to pain. At Family Health Physical Medicine, LLC, Nick Koinoglou, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), has an in-depth understanding of this joint and how to help it function without pain. If your knee pain is affecting your ability to move around, call or book an appointment online.
To better understand knee pain, it’s helpful to take a look at the anatomy of this joint. Your knee is made of:
As you can see, the knee is an important joint, and a problem in any one of these areas can cause knee pain.
Your knee undergoes an incredible amount of stress in its duties to support your body and provide mobility, making knee pain a common problem. The primary culprits of knee pain are:
A sudden twist or torque in your knee, commonly associated with sports, can cause damage to your soft tissue, leading to knee pain.
Whether due to age or arthritis, the cartilage in your knee wears down, causing your bones to rub together painfully.
Whether small or large, tears in these connective tissues can cause significant knee pain (think ACL tears or tendonitis).
A direct trauma to your knee can cause a fracture, which leads to knee pain. Dislocation is when the bones in your knee are out of place.
Our medical staff turns to these treatments to relieve your knee pain:
In order to avoid surgery, our Certified Nurse Practitioner offers Supartz natural knee therapy to decrease inflammation and ease the pain associated with degenerative disorders in your knee. Supartz is made up of a highly purified sodium hyaluronate, which is also called hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the cartilage and synovial fluid of your joints, which acts as a lubricant and provides shock absorption. This therapy replenishes this natural substance.
Family Health Physical Medicine has a physical therapist on staff who guides you through strength exercises to build up the muscle around your knee, taking the pressure of the joint to prevent re-injury.