Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
Knee pain is a common condition that affects about 25% of adults. It often responds to at-home treatments, but if your pain persists, it’s important to seek professional help. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC, and the team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain. They use minimally invasive measures to help you feel better. To request an appointment, call the office in Houston or Spring, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain is any discomfort that affects one (or both) of your knee joints. Usually, it occurs due to general wear-and-tear, but it can also point to a more serious underlying health problem, like rheumatoid arthritis or a bone tumor.
If you’ve tried various treatments, including ice and rest, but you still can’t find relief, make an appointment with the team at Elite Spine and Health Center right away.
What are some common causes of knee pain?
At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team treats knee pain caused by various conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Baker’s cyst
- Torn meniscus
- Bone tumors
- Torn ligaments
- Dislocated joint
You might also experience knee pain if you pull a muscle or overextend a tendon.
Who is at risk of experiencing knee pain?
Knee pain affects people of all backgrounds, but several factors may increase your risk, including:
- Being overweight
- Having a history of injury or trauma
- Working a physically demanding job
- Playing sports or exercising regularly
No matter the type of knee pain you experience, if it doesn’t get better, contact the team at Elite Spine and Health Center.
How is knee pain diagnosed?
To diagnose knee pain, your Elite Spine and Health Center provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started and if any activities like working out or sitting in a certain position make them worse.
Next, your provider conducts an exam. They gently press on your knee to find areas of swelling or tenderness and have you walk around the exam room to assess your gait and posture.
If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider might also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These diagnostic imaging procedures can rule out underlying issues like fractures, sprains, or inflamed tendons.
How is knee pain treated?
At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team treats knee pain using holistic, minimally invasive treatments. After determining the source of your pain, they might recommend:
- Manual joint adjustments
- Sports rehabilitation
- Graston® Technique manual therapy
- Myofascial release
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Intersegmental traction
- Custom orthotics
- Biofreeze® products
- Dry needling
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to relieve the pain and restore your mobility.
To learn more about the treatment options for knee pain, make an appointment at Elite Spine and Health Center by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.