Knee Pain

Oak Brook Medical Group

Pain Relief Clinic located in Oak Brook, IL

The number of people reporting knee pain has increased substantially over the last 20 years. In fact, frequent knee pain affects 25% of adults. Knee pain might include swelling, stiffness, weakness, instability, and even popping and crunching noises. This may come as a result of overuse, from flat or high-arched feet, knock-knees, or an acute injury such as a muscle strain or meniscus tear.

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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

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.

Contact Oak Brook

Contact us now to learn more about our knee pain treatment and how we can help you. We can answer any questions you might have about our services and set an appointment for you to come see us. It’s time to reclaim your life — get in touch today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is 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.

Bursitis
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.

Tendonitis
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.

Osteoarthritis
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?

Your knee pain treatment depends on its underlying cause. Our team of doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group seek to find the most natural way to relieve your knee pain, so your treatment may include:

  • 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.

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Physical Therapy

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