Knee Pain?

The prevalance of Knee pain has increased almost 65% over the last 20 years.
It accounts for almost 4 million primary care visits yearly and knee pain affects approximately 25% of adults.
 
Knee pain can knock anyone off track, from young athletes to mature adults.
 
Our expert team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center offers natural treatments for knee pain, including regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, at our clinic here in Springfield, MO.

What is knee pain?

The knee is a large, complex joint that allows you to walk, run, jump, and climb. It’s also prone to a multitude of injuries and conditions that can lead to pain, including ligament tears and arthritis. 

Most of the time, minor knee pain resolves with self-care measures like ice and resting the knee. If your knee pain is severe or persists despite home treatment, the team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center can help.

What causes knee pain?

A wide variety of problems can cause knee pain. People who are overweight are at greater risk for developing knee pain. Participating in sports that require a lot of running, jumping, or making sudden changes in direction may increase your risk of getting an injury that causes knee pain.

The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center treats many common causes of knee pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Torn cartilage (meniscus)
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome 
  • Torn ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Sometimes, knee pain can result from something as simple as walking with poor posture or forgetting to warm up before you exercise.

 
Learn more about how 180 Health can help you ease your knee pain or request an appointment online at 180health417.com
Author
Shelby B Marketing Director for 180 Health & Wellness

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