With every step you take, your knees absorb force equal to one-and-a-half times your bodyweight. Over time, this stress can cause a variety of painful issues. The team at Balance Wellspace in the Lowry neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, provides personalized treatment plans to address the underlying cause of your knee pain to help you get back to a pain-free, active life. Call Balance Wellspace or schedule a consultation online today.
Several factors contribute to knee pain. Your knees bear the brunt of nearly every movement you make, and over time this can contribute to a variety of painful degenerative conditions including:
Your knee pain might also be due to a structural imbalance elsewhere in your body that can affect your muscle function and tension as well as the way you walk.
Athletes increase their risk of knee pain because of the additional stress they place on their knees and other joints while competing and training for a sport. Also, if you’re overweight or lead a sedentary lifestyle, you increase your risk of knee pain.
Some of the signs that you should talk to a health care provider about your knee pain include:
You should never ignore knee pain or accept it as a normal part of life. Contact the team at Balance Wellspace for expert assessment and treatment.
The team provides comprehensive physical exams to identify the condition causing your knee pain. They use motion-study digital X-rays to look for structural and functional issues that contribute to your pain.
When the team at Balance Wellspace understands the condition causing your knee pain, they work with you to implement a personalized treatment program to relieve your pain and address its cause. For example, your plan might include:
Your provider might also recommend regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to boost your body’s ability to repair and create cells.
While your genetics do affect your likelihood of developing some knee problems, you can reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy body weight and getting regular exercise. The team at Balance Wellspace offers personalized weight-loss programs to help you lose excess weight and improve your overall health. They can also help you develop safe exercise programs to strengthen the muscles that support your knees without increasing your risk of overuse or injury.
Call Balance Wellspace for expert, customized treatments to relieve your knee pain and heal the condition causing it.