Conditions We Treat – Knee Pain

Oak Brook Medical Group

Knee Pain Treatment in Oak Brook, IL

It is estimated that about 14 million individuals in the US have symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) which is one of the leading causes of knee pain. This number is expected to increase due to the aging population and rising obesity rates

Knee pain can range from mild to severe and is often caused by trauma, overuse, arthritis, or an acute injury, such as a muscle strain or meniscus tear. Knee pain might be accompanied by swelling, stiffness, weakness, instability, popping noises, and difficulty bearing weight. If you are suffering from knee pain, the experts at Oak Brook Medical Group can provide comprehensive, proven treatment methods to relieve your knee pain.

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Effective Knee Pain Treatment

If you fall into this statistic and have trouble walking, the knee pain specialists at Oak Brook Medical Group are here for you. Our proven knee pain treatment methods can give you quick and lasting relief so you can enjoy life to the fullest. We use a combination of physical exercises, stretches, supportive footwear and knee braces, and chiropractic adjustments to treat knee pain.

A Complete Pain Relief Clinic

Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way of providing joint pain relief. Through gentle manipulation, our chiropractors can help to reduce inflammation and improve mobility in the affected knee. Oak Brook Medical Group uses natural pain management techniques to treat the whole person rather than just their symptoms. This approach considers the physical, emotional, and social aspects of a person’s health and aims to restore balance and well-being.

Oak Brook Medical Group offers a range of pain relief services to the community of Oak Brook, IL, and the surrounding area. Visit us for neck pain, a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, whiplash, or any other pain you may be suffering from. We have a complete team of doctors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, chiropractors, and more to set you on your path to a pain-free life.

Acute injuries that cause knee pain include:

Muscle strain
Muscles that straighten and bend the knee are susceptible to strain. This occurs most often in sports requiring rapid acceleration and deceleration.

Meniscus tear
The meniscus is a particular type of cartilage located in your knee joint between your thigh and shin bones. There are two in each knee, and both are susceptible to tearing from injury.

Knee ligament sprain or tear
Four ligaments hold your knee together. Injuries occur most often during seemingly innocuous movements, including cutting, pivoting, or landing from a jump.

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Don’t let knee pain control your life. Reach out to us today to learn more about our knee pain treatment options and how we can assist you. Schedule an appointment with our dedicated team and take the first step towards a knee pain-free life.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is discomfort or soreness in or around the knee joint. When the knee is injured or affected by arthritis, moving your leg can be painful.

At Oak Brook Medical Group, our experts will carefully evaluate your knee pain and consider a variety of treatment options. We use a combination of physical exercises, stretches, and chiropractic adjustments to ease knee pain.

Your knees consist of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. In addition, your muscles and tendons help your knee move. When any of these parts suffer from injury or disease, knee pain, and other symptoms result, including:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth to the touch
  • Weakness, instability, or inability to fully straighten your knee
  • Popping or crunching noises

What are the different types of knee pain?

Two different types of injuries lead to knee pain: overuse and acute. Some overuse injuries that lead to knee pain increasing over time include:

Patellofemoral pain
This is the most common cause of overuse knee pain. The pain results from weak or tight muscles, as well as from flat or high-arched feet, knock-knees or rotated hips. It may also result from increasing physical training too quickly.

Your knee gets lubricated by joint fluid produced by the lining of the joint and by your bursa sacs, which can become irritated and inflamed as a result of injury, excessive pressure, or overuse.

Your tendons begin to degenerate or weaken anywhere between your kneecap and the tendon’s attachment to your tibia, causing you pain during movements that require rapid, forceful knee straightening.

This is a wearing out of the shock absorbing tissue covering the bone surfaces within your knee. The most common form of this causes morning pain and mild stiffness that improves with movement, but returns upon an increase in activity.

How is knee pain treated?

The recommended treatment for knee pain depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Our medical doctors and physical therapist at Oak Brook Medical Group will identify the cause of your knee pain through a comprehensive physical exam which may include imaging tests such as X-rays.

Once the cause of your knee pain has been discovered, our team will develop a customized treatment plan to provide pain relief that includes the following:

  • Physical exercises and stretches to strengthen your knee
  • Supportive footwear or knee braces
  • Chiropractic adjustments and manual joint manipulation

If you have knee pain, call or make an appointment online today with one of our doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group in Oak Brook, Illinois.

What Causes Knee Pain?

There are many potential causes of knee pain, including:

  • Knee Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse
  • Bursitis and Tendinitis
  • Obesity
  • Age-Related Changes

What Are The Symptoms Of Knee Pain?

The most common symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Pain when bending or straightening your knee
  • Swelling and tenderness around the joint
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion
  • Redness or warmth around the joint
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg
  • A popping or grinding sensation when moving the knee
  • Weakness or instability in the knee joint

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us at 630-317-7478 to speak with a natural pain management specialist.

How Long Does Knee Pain Typically Last?

You may find temporary pain relief for common knee injuries with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications. Persistent pain can be relieved after a few sessions of massage, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, or injections.

On the other hand, chronic knee pain caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may last for months or even years. Knee replacement surgery may be necessary for advanced arthritis pain. However, early intervention through chiropractic care and other treatment methods can help reduce the severity of symptoms and slow the condition’s progression.

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing Chiropractic Care For Knee Pain?

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive approach to finding pain relief. By manipulating the knee joints and soft tissues around the knee, our chiropractors can help reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and decrease the severity of your symptoms. This means you can return to regular activities more quickly and with less pain.

Holistic methods of treatment can also help address pain’s emotional and social aspects, giving you a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

How Can I Prevent Knee Pain?

There are several things you can do to prevent knee or joint pain, including:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Wear appropriate shoes with good arch and heel support
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid high-impact activities
  • Strengthen the muscles around your knee joint
  • Take breaks during long periods of activity

When you experience knee pain, seeking professional help is critical to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Contact Oak Brook Medical Group today at 630-317-7478 to learn more about treatment options and how we can help relieve knee pain.

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