Knee Pain Specialist

180 Health Medical & Wellness Center

Regenerative Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Springfield, MO

Knee pain can knock anyone off track, from young athletes to mature adults. The 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 their clinic in Springfield, Missouri. For natural relief from knee pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain

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.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

First, your 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center provider asks you to describe your knee pain, including whether it’s dull and aching or sharp and stabbing, as well as any other symptoms you have. They carefully review your medical history and examine your knee. 

Your provider checks to see how far you can move your leg in different directions and may push or pull on the knee joint. Depending on what they observe, they may take imaging tests, such as an X-ray or musculoskeletal ultrasound. 

How is knee pain treated?

After they diagnose your condition, the team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center develops an individualized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, natural treatment for knee pain may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Functional exercise
  • Weight loss program
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy

The team specializes in regenerative medicine techniques, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. 

For advanced, integrative knee pain treatment, call 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center or book an appointment online today. 

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