Knee Pain Specialist

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractors & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Houston, TX

Walking puts force on your knees equal to 1.5 times your bodyweight, and that force increases with more strenuous activity and uneven ground. The doctors at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Houston, Texas help diminish that pain with physical therapy and medical massage. Call or click to consult with their specialists for your knee pain.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain is usually the result of an injury, such as a sports or work injury, or a health condition like fibromyalgia. Any time there’s inflammation or damage to the tendons, bones, cartilage, or joints in the knee, you could experience pain.

Some of the most common causes of knee pain include:

  • Torn ACL or meniscus
  • Arthritis or gout
  • Infection
  • Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

When should I see a chiropractor about knee pain?

Most of the time when you feel knee pain, it resolves itself with rest and self-care. However, if your knee pain doesn’t improve or significantly impacts your ability to move, you should make an appointment with a doctor.

Schedule an appointment at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center if any of the following apply to you:

  • Your knee has been in pain for more than a few days
  • You can’t put weight on your knee
  • You can’t flex or extend your knee
  • Your knee is swollen
  • You feel popping or instability in your knee
  • You’d like to avoid medication, injections, and surgery

How do you diagnose knee pain?

First, your chiropractor takes your medical history, including information regarding the circumstances of your knee pain. They need to know about your current medications and health conditions.

Then, your practitioner performs a physical examination, checking for signs of illness or injury. He or she has you perform a variety of movements to assess your knee mobility, strength, and function.

If your chiropractor needs more information, they order additional testing, such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. Once they gather all test results and observations, they can make a diagnosis and design a treatment plan.

What treatment options are available for knee pain?

Your chiropractor addresses the underlying causes of your knee pain and approaches them from a variety of directions.

Physical therapy

Your physical therapist supplies you with special stretches and strengthening exercises to help improve your knee stability. They can also provide supportive devices — such as knee braces — and help improve your movement patterns.

Massage

Soft tissue massage helps improve blood flow to the knee and increase your range of motion. When combined with physical therapy, massage helps improve your mobility.

Put an end to your knee pain. Call or click to set up an initial evaluation with a chiropractor at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center.