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Everything You Need to Know About Knee Pain: Insights from Spectrum Pain Management

Dec 21, 2023
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At Spectrum Pain Management, we offer comprehensive solutions for knee pain, ranging from non-surgical treatments like medications and physical therapy to advanced surgical options. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and effective prevention strategies

Understanding Knee Pain

Knee pain is a widespread issue that can arise from various causes, including injuries, arthritis, mechanical problems, and more. It's essential to understand the knee's complex anatomy to pinpoint the source of pain and address it effectively.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

  1. Injuries: These can affect the ligaments, tendons, or bursae surrounding the knee joint, as well as the bones, cartilage, and ligaments forming the joint.
  2. Arthritis: Types like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout can impact the knee.
  3. Mechanical Problems: Issues such as a dislocated kneecap or iliotibial band syndrome can lead to knee pain.
  4. Other Conditions: Including patellar tendinitis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and Baker's cyst.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Knee pain symptoms vary, and they can include swelling, stiffness, redness, weakness, and a reduced range of motion. At Spectrum Pain Management, we use a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging tests, and lab tests for diagnosis.

Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Treatments

  1. Medications: For pain relief and reducing inflammation.
  2. Physical Therapy: Strengthening exercises for the muscles around the knee.
  3. Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic adjustments and techniques can be particularly effective for knee pain, addressing alignment issues and enhancing joint function.
  4. Injections: Such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid.

Surgical Treatments

  1. Arthroscopic Surgery: For repairing or removing damaged tissue.
  2. Partial or Total Knee Replacement: Depending on the extent of damage.

Chiropractic Care and Knee Pain

Chiropractic care plays a vital role in treating knee pain at Spectrum Pain Management. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. This approach can be particularly beneficial for knee pain, helping to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.

Prevention and When to See a Doctor

Maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good exercise techniques, and wearing proper footwear are key to preventing knee pain. Seek medical attention if you experience severe symptoms like inability to bear weight, extreme swelling, or visible deformity.


Knee pain can be effectively managed with a combination of treatments, including chiropractic care, at Spectrum Pain Management. Understanding the causes and symptoms is crucial for effective treatment and prevention. Early intervention is key to a faster recovery and improved quality of life.