Millions of Americans suffer from knee pain that interferes with their mobility and quality of life. The team of expertly trained health care providers at Arctic Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, offers comprehensive exams to identify the cause of your knee pain and personalized, integrative treatment plans to reduce your pain and heal the condition causing it. If you have knee pain, call Arctic Medical Center or schedule a consultation online today.
Your knees are critical to your ability to stand and move, and when you suffer from knee pain, it can severely impact your quality of life.
While osteoarthritis is the most prevalent cause of knee pain, your knees are vulnerable to several types of injury and degenerative diseases, including:
Your injury could stem from overuse, poor posture, incorrect lifting technique, or failing to warm up or cool down correctly before and after exercise. Your risk also increases if you’re overweight or lead a sedentary lifestyle.
Any mild injury or strain from overuse should ease with a few days of rest and at-home care. If this isn’t the case with your knee pain, you should call the expert team at Arctic Medical Center.
Additionally, any severe swelling, bruising, or deformity is a sign that you need medical attention.
The team at Arctic Medical Center begins with a thorough exam, which may include diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays and MRIs to identify the cause of your pain. Then, your provider creates a customized treatment plan to address the issue causing your pain for lasting relief.
They offer a patient-focused, integrative approach to knee pain, incorporating advanced medical treatments, regenerative medicine, rehabilitation, and other therapeutic techniques.
The team helps many patients who are living with the painful symptoms of arthritis-related knee pain. A body of evidence shows that regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and mesenchymal stem cell injections, may stimulate your body’s natural regenerative response to repair the tissue damage in your knees that causes arthritis.
While your genetics contribute to your risk of degenerative knee problems, you can take steps to protect your knees and other joints.
First, maintain a healthy body weight to reduce the physical stress on your knees. Second, get regular physical activity that keeps the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around your knees strong and supple.
You should also work to maintain good posture and use proper form when you exercise or move heavy objects.
Call Arctic Medical Center or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and customized treatments for knee pain.