Knee Pain Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Knee pain is a common problem among Americans of all ages and is an often debilitating condition. If knee pain hinders you from being active and enjoying your favorite activities, the holistic medical team at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles can help. The medical staff offers weight-loss counseling, knee support, and Hyalgan® and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to alleviate knee pain and enhance healing. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain comes in various forms, depending on what’s causing it. Signs and symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Knee stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness or warmth
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Knee instability or weakness
  • Inability to straighten your knee
  • Tenderness
  • Radiating pain
  • Decreased range of motion

 

Knee pain may be mild, moderate, or severe and might go away upon sitting or reclining. It may become worse when you’re up and moving around.

 

What causes knee pain?

Numerous health conditions and injuries can lead to knee pain, including sports injuries, being overweight, repetitive motions, overuse, automobile accidents, and work-related accidents.

Pain-causing knee problems may result from:

  • Ruptured ligaments
  • Torn cartilage
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Infections
  • Tendinitis
  • ACL injuries
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Torn meniscus

 

A provider at Health Atlast helps you determine what’s causing knee pain to develop a patient-centered holistic treatment. In some cases, surgical repair is necessary.

 

What is the treatment for knee pain?

The best treatment for knee pain depends on how severe your knee injury is. The holistic medical team at Health Atlast offer osteopathic manipulation to locate the source of pain and diagnose your injury. Your provider may use onsite X-rays and gentle movements to evaluate your knee.

Treatment for knee pain may include:

Knee braces

Your provider recommends a knee brace for you that aids in healing, offers extra support to improve mobility, and prevents further damage. They offer custom knee braces as well and orthotics that improve posture and gait.

Weight-loss counseling

Being overweight puts excess pressure on your joints, especially your knees. Sometimes simply losing weight alleviates knee pain without further treatment. A holistic medical provider at Health Atlast counsels you to help you lose excess weight in a safe, healthy way.

Hot and cold therapy

Your provider helps you use hot and cold therapy to alleviate knee pain caused by an injury. This therapy is one of the easiest, least invasive options for knee pain.

Physical therapy

A medical provider at Health Atlast helps you complete various physical therapy exercises and stretching techniques to enhance healing at your knee joint. These exercises and stretches relieve inflammation and pain and increase strength and range of motion.

Hyalgan injections

Your provider may recommend Hyalgan injections for knee pain relief if you don’t respond well to over-the-counter pain relievers, exercise, and physical therapy. These injections lubricate and cushion your knee joint to alleviate friction and pain due to osteoarthritis.

PRP injections

A holistic medical provider prepares platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections using platelets derived from your own blood. Injecting PRP into your knee is an all-natural way to alleviate pain and enhance healing.

Therapeutic ultrasound

At Health Atlast, your provider can use therapeutic ultrasound and sound waves to create heat, enhance healing, and alleviate pain and swelling in your knee joint.

 

Which knee pain treatment is right for me?

Your provider lets you know which holistic treatment for knee pain best matches your unique needs. You may experience the best results after treatments from multiple skilled professionals at Health Atlast. Call to book an appointment today, or use the online scheduling tool.