Is constant knee pain keeping you from doing the things you love? Are you taking pain relievers that only mask the pain for a little while but don’t treat the underlying cause? From injuries to chronic conditions, there are a variety of reasons why you might be dealing with knee pain, and the medical team here at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine can help you find out why it’s happening and what can be done to stop it.
Common symptoms we see in our patients
- Instability or weakness
- Difficulty bearing weight
- Chronic knee pain
Here at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine, we understand just how much knee pain can impact your life. We take an integrated approach to treating your knee pain, providing you with treatment options you probably have never considered or used before to provide more effective and long-term relief. We often recommend a combination of traditional medical interventions as well as alternative therapies.
What is causing my knee pain?
There are many things that can cause knee pain, but our team most often sees and treats knee pain caused by:
- Ligament injuries
- ACL, PCL or MCL injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Baker’s cyst
- Dislocated kneecap
How will you treat my knee pain?
After a thorough evaluation in which we determine the cause of your knee pain, we will get to work mapping out your treatment plan. Here at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine we offer a variety of effective non-invasive and non-surgical solutions to help you combat pain. Here are some of the treatment options we offer for knee pain.
By wearing custom bracing provided by our medical professionals, we can help alleviate pain and repetitive stress by stabilizing and protecting your knee joint.
Trigger point injections
If you are suffering from arthritic knees, one way to alleviate the pain is through trigger point injections. Trigger point injections often contain a corticosteroid that, when injected into certain areas of the knee, can reduce swelling and inflammation while helping tense, painful muscles relax. If the cause of your knee pain is muscular, trigger point injections may help.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid injections are also used to treat knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that can improve fluid within the knee joints to make it easier for joints to move and slide together rather than rub together. If you’re not finding relief through icing or simple pain relievers then HA injections may be right for you.
Non-surgical alternative treatments are an outpatient procedure used to ease pain and encourage healing. During your appointment, your Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine provider administers a series of injections into a damaged or diseased joint or area of soft tissue.
If you are dealing with knee pain and want to learn more about integrated approaches to improve your condition, call
Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine in Charlottesville, VA at (434) 978-4888 to learn more.