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Knee Pain Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Your knees are complex joints that help you walk, run, and climb. The daily stress placed on these weight-bearing joints makes them a common source of pain. You may develop knee pain from an acute injury or degenerative condition that affects the structure and function of the joint. Whatever the cause, knee pain can affect your day-to-day activities. At Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado, Ron Spallone, DC, and the team offer many innovative therapies to relieve knee pain. Call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee is a large and complex hinge joint made up of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles that all work together to provide stability during locomotion. 

Any injury or disease that affects one or more of the components of your knee may cause knee pain. Common causes include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

You may also develop knee pain from a problem that affects your feet, ankles, hips, or back. Sports injuries are a common cause of acute and chronic knee pain. 

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Knee pain symptoms vary depending on the underlying cause. When resulting from an acute injury, the pain may be sudden and severe and make it impossible to bear weight on the affected knee. 

Knee pain from an underlying condition such as arthritis may initially cause a dull aching sensation that worsens over time.

Other symptoms of knee pain include inflammation, knee instability, or a popping or grinding sensation during movement.

Whether from an acute injury or an underlying chronic condition, the team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado provides the comprehensive care you need. 

What happens during a knee pain evaluation?

The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team takes a patient-centered approach to care. To better understand the underlying cause, they listen to your story and health concerns and ask specific questions about your knee pain.

They perform a physical exam, paying close attention to your knee, as well as the other weight-bearing joints, including your hips and back. 

The team may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans. 

How is knee pain treated?

The team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado customizes treatment for your knee pain based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, and personal needs and goals. 

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado offers non-surgical treatments for knee pain that support your body’s natural healing process. Your plan may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • A therapeutic exercise program
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Functional fitness
  • Kinesiotaping
  • K-Laser® therapy
  • Prolozone™
  • Trigenics®
  • Electrical muscle stimulation

The goal of your treatment plan is to heal the underlying cause of your knee pain, alleviate the discomfort, and restore normal function so you can get back to doing what you love.

For a patient-centered approach to knee pain, call Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado or book an appointment online today.