Elite Integrative Medical
Alternative Medicine & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA
Knee pain is one of the most common reasons Americans visit their doctor. When you want an alternative to medications or surgery, consider a non-surgical option at Elite Integrative Medical in Beverly Hills, California. Elite Integrative Medical uses cutting edge treatments, backed by research in the field. Learn more about our innovative solutions for knee pain by calling the office or setting up an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
Why does my knee hurt?
Depending on the location of your knee pain, your health care provider can determine which anatomical structures are involved. Most cases of knee pain are related to:
- Tendons around the knee, like your iliotibial (IT) band and patellar tendon
- Muscles around the knee, like your quadriceps and hamstrings
- Ligaments in and around your knee
- Cartilage in your knee joint and behind your knee cap
The cause of your pain can also help your provider determine your diagnosis.
What causes knee pain?
Your knees involve multiple moving parts that must work together to allow your knee to bend, straighten, and even rotate when you sit, stand, and walk. Most cases of knee pain are related to wear-and-tear or overuse. Swelling and bruising may also accompany knee pain. Other things that can lead to knee pain are:
- Kneeling on hard surfaces
- Sitting with your knees bent for long periods
- Twisting and pivoting movements
- Direct trauma
When you experience knee pain, the following conditions may be the cause:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Meniscus tears
If your knee pain doesn't begin to improve within 1-2 weeks or it's getting worse, schedule an exam at Elite Integrative Medical to determine the cause and get treatment.
How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?
Your provider begins your consultation by collecting a history of your knee pain, including when and how it began, what you've tried to fix it, and where your pain is located. Your provider then examines your knee, pressing on different areas, and moving your knee into different positions to assess for pain, stiffness, and discomfort.
In some cases, they may order X-rays, an MRI, or blood tests, if you're experiencing significant pain, swelling, or bruising. Based on your exam findings, your provider explains your diagnosis and treatment plan, which can include:
- Non-sugical options
- Injections with corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Dietary supplements
In many cases, your provider employs multiple treatment approaches to address all of your symptoms as quickly as possible.
To set up a consultation for your knee pain, call Elite Integrative Medical, or book online now.
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