Knee Pain

Gain Wellness Center

Integrated Medical Practice located in Poway, CA

The knee is the largest joint in your body, but also one of the most easily injured. The team at Gain Wellness Center in Poway, California, offers interdisciplinary treatment for knee pain To find relief from knee pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages and activity levels, but it’s most likely to occur in people who participate in high-impact activities, like running. Knee pain may start suddenly, like after an injury or strenuous exercise. In other cases, knee pain begins as mild discomfort that worsens over time.

The knee is a complex joint where your thigh bone (femur) connects to your lower leg bones. The kneecap (patella) is the round bone that protects the front of the joint. Several tough bands of tissue called ligaments help stabilize the knee, and cartilage acts as cushioning in between the bones.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can result from damage, disease, or injury to any one of the structures in your knee. The team at Gain Wellness Center treats many common causes of knee pain, including:

  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral syndrome)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Loose pieces of bone or cartilage
  • Kneecap dislocations
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Knee bursitis

Sometimes, problems with your hip or foot can change the way you walk, resulting in additional stress on your knee that causes pain.

How is knee pain treated?

First, your provider at Gain Wellness Center asks you to describe your symptoms and medical history. They perform a physical exam of your knee and leg and may take tests, like an X-ray or blood test.

Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan based on the underlying cause of your knee pain. The team practices a holistic approach to treatment. They take into account the many factors that contribute to your knee pain and treat you as a whole person rather than a list of symptoms.

Depending on your condition, treatment for knee pain may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Weight loss counseling

Staying strong and flexible, and maintaining a healthy weight can dramatically reduce knee pain and help to prevent it from recurring. To learn more, call Gain Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.