Knee Pain

Total Body Advanced Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Integrative Medicine Clinic located in San Pedro, CA

Knee pain can strike at any time, making even simple activities like getting out of bed in the morning or climbing a flight of stairs nearly impossible. At Total Body Advanced Medicine in San Pedro, California, the team offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating knee pain. Request your appointment today by calling the office or clicking the booking tool.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knees are two of the most mobile joints in your entire body, but they’re also susceptible to injury. Knee pain can arise due to an accident or sports-related injury, like a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage, or due to a serious health problem like arthritis or gout. 

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

The severity and location of your knee pain depends on the source of your discomfort. However, common telltale signs associated with knee pain include:

  • Weakness and instability
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth
  • Inability to straighten your knee

You may also experience clicking, popping, or crunching sounds when walking, jogging or bending your knee.

When should I visit a physician regarding knee pain?

In most cases, conservative measures of care like over-the-counter medicine or rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) can provide adequate relief. 

However, if you’re unable to put weight on your affected knee or you have a fever associated with your injury, you’ll want to schedule an appointment at Total Body Advanced Medicine right away.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Your Total Body Advanced Medicine provider diagnoses knee pain during an in-office appointment. 

First, your provider performs a thorough physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you a series of questions about your symptoms. They may also manipulate your leg or ask you to stand up, sit down, and walk around the room to monitor your gait. 

If these tests don’t provide adequate information, your doctor may order an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to get a better idea of the underlying problem.

How is knee pain treated?

The treatment for your knee pain depends on what’s causing it. However, the team at Total Body Advanced Medicine always recommends conservative, minimally invasive treatments whenever possible. Your treatment plan may include:

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge treatment that uses your body’s own growth factors to promote healing and ease inflammation. The team performs regenerative medicine in-office. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses light stretching, strength-building exercises, and massage to ease inflammation, encourage circulation, and improve mobility. Physical therapy can help you return to the court or playing field, or speed up the healing process following surgery. 

Cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy with the K Laser uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects on tight, sore, or injured muscles and joints. A series of K Laser treatments may be just what you need to feel great again. 

Don’t let knee pain keep you side-lined. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment at Total Body Advanced Medicine today.