What causes Knee pain?
Knee pain is a widespread issue that affects individuals of all age groups, and there are various factors that can contribute to its development. One common cause of knee pain is injury to the supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons, and meniscus. These injuries can occur during sports activities, work-related tasks, or even simple actions like climbing stairs. When these supporting structures are damaged, it can result in acute or chronic knee pain. Weakness in the surrounding muscles, improper foot mechanics, or repetitive activities can also place excessive stress on the knee joint, leading to discomfort and pain. Ligaments and tendons may become overstretched, inflamed, or even torn, which can result in joint instability, persistent pain, and the degeneration of the joint cartilage and meniscus.
Another common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that affects the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is characterized by symptoms such as knee pain, swelling, stiffness, and joint weakness. The condition arises from the gradual wear and tear of the joint cartilage over time, leading to pain and reduced function. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is another type of arthritis that can cause knee pain.
It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, resulting in inflammation and discomfort. Gouty Arthritis, on the other hand, is caused by the deposition of uric acid crystals or calcium within the joint, leading to episodes of intense pain and inflammation. It’s important to note that several factors can contribute to knee pain, including diet, daily activities, exercise habits, and stress levels.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we understand the impact knee pain can have on your daily life, and our team is dedicated to providing effective knee pain relief. Our approach focuses on addressing the underlying causes of your knee pain and developing a tailored treatment plan to meet your specific needs. By combining various treatment modalities, we aim to reduce pain, improve joint function, and enhance your overall quality of life.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we are committed to delivering exceptional regenerative treatment, sports injury treatment, pain management and expert orthopedic care in Southwest Florida. Our team of compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals and regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We have a centralized treatment center in Estero Florida so we can easily service Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida.
Common Knee Conditions We Treat:
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Meniscus Tear
- Knee Ligament Sprain (MCL, ACL injury)
- Knee Instability
- Knee Tendonitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Gouty Arthritis
Understanding your knee pain diagnosis and treatment
Knee pain can significantly impact daily activities such as walking, standing, or squatting. It’s important to note that knee pain treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain.
When it comes to treating knee pain, the first step is to accurately diagnose the cause. A knee pain specialist will take a thorough symptom history to understand the nature and intensity of your pain. They will also perform a comprehensive physical examination to assess your knee’s range of motion, stability, and any signs of swelling or tenderness. In some cases, simple imaging techniques like X-rays and ultrasounds can provide valuable information about the condition of your knee joint.
Once a diagnosis is established, our dedicated team will work with you to create a personalized knee pain treatment plan. We understand that every individual is unique, and our goal is to tailor the treatment approach to your specific needs. Depending on the underlying cause and severity of your knee pain, various treatment options may be recommended. Treatment options may include things like physical therapy, 1 on 1, with a licensed physical therapist to help strengthen the muscles and improve stability, the use of assistive devices such as knee braces or orthotics to improve support, supplements to improve joint health and decrease inflammation, and more advanced interventions like regenerative injections with platelet rich plasma PRP or stem cells to target the source of the pain and promote healing. These treatments can help reduce inflammation, stimulate tissue regeneration, and provide long-term relief for knee pain.
Our primary objective is to help you find effective knee pain relief and improve your overall quality of life. By combining our expertise in integrative regenerative medicine with a patient-centered approach, we are committed to addressing the root cause of your knee pain and providing you with the best possible care. If you’re experiencing knee pain that is affecting your daily activities, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation. Our compassionate team is here to support you on your journey to recovery and restore your knee function.
Non-surgical Treatment for Knee Pain in Southwest FL
Our Integrative Advantage is the most comprehensive treatment strategy for knee pain in Southwest Florida. We combine multiple modalities that address all the contributing factors to provide the best results:
- Regenerative Medicine Injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Stem Cells, and Prolotherapy are used to decrease pain and stimulate healing
- Physical Therapy working 1 on 1 with a licensed physical therapist to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and nervous system for decreased pain and improve function
- Functional Medicine individualized dietary plans including an anti-inflammatory diet and nutritional supplements are used to improve health and support the healing process
- Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, promoting pain relief and relaxation
- Energy Modalities such as Laser therapy and PEMF are the wave of the future. They can safely and effectively stimulate healing and provide pain relief
Integrative Rehab Medicine: Southwest Florida regenerative medicine, pain management and orthopedic care.
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Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz has been my doctor for quite a while now & he's been fantastic in getting me answers/results as quick & painless as possible. He has been stellar & very attentive to hearing my physical issues then getting me set-up with great Doctors that help make me able to have a functional life given my prior injuries/surgeries.
Dr. Sebastian and his staff couldn’t have been more professional or caring. I was in pain for a long time without relief from an orthopedic doctor. From my first visit with Dr.Sebastian I knew I was in good hands. He took the time to explain the issue and his plan for treatment. I am pain free !!! I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Sebastian and his team.
Sebastian is very caring, knowledgeable, and has a great team of medical assistants working with him. His facility is outstanding and makes you feel you are his only patient, despite his busy schedule. I am happy to have found him, as I fully trust him for any future needs. I highly recommend him and look forward to the treatment results!