Smart Solutions for Knee Pain Treatment
S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center, your integrated medical clinic in Arcadia, CA, treats a complete range of acute and chronic pain conditions, from musculoskeletal ailments, plantar fasciitis, and herniated discs, to knee pain and sports injuries. As an integrated facility, we have a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, rehabilitation specialists and other staff members who provide chiropractic care, orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, pain management, physical therapy and sports training, acupuncture, injury rehabilitation, podiatry and massage therapy.
We have successfully helped thousands of injured patients recover from spinal, sports, work-related injuries and auto accidents. One of the most common injuries we see among our patients is knee pain. This condition can make walking, running or climbing stairs difficult, may make it impossible to lift heavy objects, and often leads to other problems such as foot, ankle and back problems as your body struggles to redistribute the weight to alleviate pressure on your injured knee. Patients come to our Center from Arcadia and the surrounding communities with knee pain related to a variety of causes:
Acute Knee Injury: An acute knee injury is one where there has been an obvious traumatic incident which has caused damage to the knee, such as a broken bone or torn ligament. This may come as the result of an auto accident, a sudden stop or awkward turn, or a slip-and-fall incident, and is often seen in common sports injuries.
Medical Conditions: This type of knee pain comes from some type of genetic or medical condition, which leads to ongoing pain. Arthritis, for example, causes chronic pain and inflammation in many joints, including your knees. Lupus and fibromyalgia may also cause pain in your knees with the exertion of standing or climbing stairs.
Chronic Use/Overuse Conditions: Some conditions are due to normal wear and tear, repetitive motions involved in your job or sporting activity, or the degeneration naturally involved with aging. This might include osteoarthritis, patellar syndromes or damage to the cartilage under the kneecap, tendonitis, and bursitis.
Knee Pain Treatment Options
Knee pain is a common ailment that affects thousands of people in the Arcadia area each year, but it is a treatable condition. The S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center is an integrated medical clinic with a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, and therapists. Each doctor brings over twenty years of experience, and we rely on their expertise to provide you with the highest quality of care. Together we will evaluate the cause of your knee pain, look at the extent of your knee injury, and develop a comprehensive plan for knee pain treatment. We are not limited to one particular healing approach, and may select from the following possibilities to devise a plan to meet your specific healthcare needs:
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: This is a minimally invasive form of knee surgery which is used to better diagnose your knee joint problems. Our doctor will make a tiny incision into your knee, and use a microscopic camera to look inside your knee joint. You will be able to view your knee joint on a digital screen as we show you what is causing your knee joint issues.
Knee Reconstruction: If the damage to your knee is severe, is causing you extreme pain, or is not treatable, we may recommend a knee reconstruction surgery. We will remove a part of your knee, and replace it with a graft from another part of the leg.
Stem Cell Therapy: If our medical professionals recommend this therapy, we will inject stem cells directly into the knee injury site. This will encourage healing in that particular area by relieving nerve damage and other causes of pain.
PRP Injections: In this therapy, injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are used to deliver concentrated healing to injured tissue via your own blood platelets. PRP aids in tissue regeneration, significantly reduces healing time, and decreases the need for more aggressive therapies. These injections may even help athletes return to their sport more quickly.
Contact S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center Today
S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center has treated all types of pain problems for patients throughout the San Gabriel Valley for over thirty years. We treat patients from Arcadia, Pasadena, El Monte, Rosemead, Monrovia, Baldwin Park and the surrounding communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. “Like” our Facebook page to receive regular tips on healthy living and pain management. Call 626-513-0840 today to schedule an appointment and find smart solutions for your knee pain.