Everyone experiences occasional knee pain, but for some, the condition is debilitating. Finding relief is an essential part of remaining healthy and active. Thankfully, relief is possible through the care of William Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine in Sarasota and Venice, Florida. Don’t wait until your knee pain is unbearable to schedule a personalized consultation. You can reach the office by phone or online.
Your knees are placed under considerable stress and strain throughout each day and play a critical role in normal mobility. It’s no surprise that knee pain is among the most common musculoskeletal complaints.
Your knee joint is a complex network of bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. A problem with any of these components can cause significant pain.
Some of the more common causes of knee pain include:
Being overweight or living a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of knee pain, as does pushing your body too far during athletic practice or play.
While some types of knee damage can only be repaired with surgical intervention, many types of knee pain can be treated using minimally invasive or noninvasive techniques.
Hands-on osteopathic treatment can help if your knee joint components are not in their proper position. Physical therapy can help by strengthening the muscles that support your knee.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are also effective as they prompt your body to create new tissue and repair knee damage. PRP treatments can also reduce inflammation and enhance circulation.
Corticosteroid injections are another option for knee pain, as they deliver pain medication to the joint, providing temporary relief. Joint injections are often done to relieve pain as you begin a course of physical therapy.
One of the best ways to avoid knee pain is to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a great place to start and avoids putting your knees under undue stress and strain.
Great nutrition is also important and gives your body everything needed to thrive and repair damaged tissue. Nutritious foods also reduce systemic inflammation, which is to blame for many types of joint pain.
Staying fit can also reduce your risk of knee pain. If you decide to embrace a more active lifestyle, take care to ramp up your activity levels gradually to avoid knee and other joint issues.
Learn more about managing knee pain during a personalized consultation. Call OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine to set up a visit or schedule online.