Knee Pain

Enhanced Medical Centers -  - Chiropractic

Enhanced Medical Centers

Chiropractic & Primary Care Practice located in Tempe, AZ

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which can be made abundantly clear when they’re in pain. To regain pain-free movement, Quentin Smith, DC, and Candace Gaitanis, APRN, CFNP, CFMP, and the team at Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona, offer a number of holistic solutions that provide long-term results. If you’re experiencing nagging and debilitating knee pain, call or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is the anatomy of the knee?

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which makes sense given the role they play in supporting your body while also providing mobility, balance, and range of motion. To accomplish all this, each of your knees is made up of:

  • Three bones — your patella (kneecap), femur (thighbone), and tibia (shinbone)
  • Ligaments for support
  • Articular cartilage to promote easy movement
  • Menisci — two pieces of cartilage that cushion and stabilize your joint
  • Tendons, which attach your muscles to the bones in your knee

As you can see, your knee joints are incredibly complex and a problem that develops in any one of these areas can create problems for the whole joint.

What are the primary causes of knee pain?

Because of the sheer amount of work your knees perform each day, as well as their complexity, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong, causing pain and limiting your movement. The most common causes of knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament tears
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Tendon tears
  • Meniscal tears

Leading the pack on this list is knee pain due to arthritis, a degenerative condition that slowly breaks down the cartilage in the joint leaving your bones to rub together painfully.

Arthritis can come on due to age but it can also crop up because of old injuries to your knee, which is why seeking treatment at Enhanced Medical Centers for both acute and chronic knee pain is a good idea.

How is knee pain treated?

After thoroughly assessing your knee(s), the team at Enhanced Medical Centers devises a treatment that tackles the underlying cause of your knee pain while also providing you with immediate relief. To do this, the team turns to several effective therapies that address your knee directly, as well as the supporting tissues. These include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes like losing weight
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy

The goal at Enhanced Medical Centers is to provide your knees with the medical support they need for long-lasting results that will have you moving freely again.

To find relief from knee pain, call Enhanced Medical Centers or request an appointment using the online scheduler.