Knee Pain

Why is knee pain so common?

Your knee is the largest joint in your body and is engaged when you’re walking, standing, running, and even sitting still. This constant use makes it very susceptible to injury and pain. Its complex structure of muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones also makes your knees prone to pain caused by the natural wear-and-tear that occurs during the aging process.

Your knees are also surrounded by a complex web of nerves that are busy carrying messages back and forth from the brain. Damage to these nerves during an injury or dysfunction due to disease can create significant pain in and around your knee joint.

What are the causes on knee pain?

Knee pain can be due to arthritis, injury, infection, degenerative disorders and other problems. A few of the more common causes are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis – This chronic inflammatory disorder causes knees to swell and damages cartilage.
  • Osteoarthritis – With this type of arthritis the knee cartilage gradually wears away, damaging joints and causing pain.
  • Cartilage problems – Muscle weakness, overuse, injury, and misalignment of the knee can soften the kneecap’s cartilage and cause pain.

What are the risk factors?

Several factors can increase your risk of developing this problem, including:

  • Overweight
  • Previous, undiagnosed and untreated knee injury
  • Gout
  • Lack of muscle strength or flexibility

What symptoms can I expect?

Symptoms associated with a knee injury or disorder can vary greatly and may not be constant for every patient. Some people describe their pain as a dull ache or throbbing felt throughout the knee. Other people experience sharp, stabbing discomfort in a specific location.

Symptoms can include:

  • Stiffness or swelling in the joint
  • Changes in skin color around the knee joint, i.e. increased redness or paleness
  • A sensation of coldness, numbness, or tingling in or around the joint
  • Increased instability or feeling of weakness in the knee
  • Reduced movement or flexibility in the joint

What are long term effects?

If you have knee pain, you should meet with a knee pain doctor as soon as possible. If left untreated, this problem could permanently affect your ability to walk. Further, long-term knee pain could lead to a total loss of knee function & mobility.

What treatments are available for knee pain?

Our medical team specializes in nonsurgical treatments that decrease your knee pain and help increase your mobility. Depending on the cause of your pain, they may recommend guided physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility.

It may also be time for changes in exercise habits, i.e. moving from running and other high-impact activities to swimming, cycling, and other knee-friendly activities. Weight loss can also help by relieving stress and strain on knee joints.

For nerve pain that’s affecting your knees, our team often recommends Nerve Regenerating Therapy (NRT). This treatment uses a Pharmaceutical Grade Nutrient Blend and gentle electrical signals applied to the affected areas to significantly reduce pain and other symptoms associated with damaged and irritated nerves.

NRT is well-tolerated by most patients, takes minutes to perform, and offers significant relief to 87% of patients who undergo the therapy.

Our NRT machine is one of the most current and best available. Our neurologist uses a FDA approved electric stimulation system, a state-of-the-art device that delivers effective electric stimulation to a targeted area. When combined with local anesthetics, the result is effective relief of pain.

Once we determine your eligibility for our treatment program, our medical team takes a full medical history and will review any recent lab work. If you qualify for our program, our staff provides you with an overview of the NRT treatment and answers any questions you may have concerning our processes. Further, we tailor the treatment plan to your pain level and severity of nerve damage.

Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma

Individuals who come to Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma can rest assured that our team of highly skilled staff will do their best to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that includes the professional expertise required to resolve pain and restore mobility.

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