Knee Pain

Back to Wellness Medical Center

Helmut Eichner, DC

Chiropractor located in Bend, OR

Knee pain can stop you in your tracks. Led by Helmut Eichner, DC, the team at Back to Wellness Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, offers a number of chiropractic therapies to repair the source of your knee pain. Call the office today to schedule a personal knee pain consultation or use the online scheduler to book at your convenience.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Depending on what’s causing the pain in your knee, you could experience any number of the following knee-related symptoms.

  • Constant ache
  • Dull or severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Popping
  • Crunching
  • Instability when standing
  • Bruising

One of the main complaints that often accompany knee pain is the inability to fully straighten the leg due to pain or because of restricted movement. If your knee pain comes on suddenly, or your knee joint is hyperextended, it’s important to seek immediate medical treatment.

What causes knee pain?

The cause of knee pain often results from injuries, medical conditions, or overuse. At Back to Wellness Medical Center, the team often knee pain that stems from the following causes.

  • Dislocation of the joint
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Ligament injuries
  • Fractures
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Muscle imbalances

Tendinitis or other inflammatory conditions may also cause your knee problem.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

In addition to a comprehensive physical exam to determine the reason for your pain, the team may need to take an X-ray or conduct a computerized tomography (CT) test. 

They couple this information with your health history to understand if your pain is from an injury, overuse, or a medical condition.

How is knee pain treated?

Back to Wellness Medical Center specializes in regenerative medicine and non-surgical treatment alternatives. Based on your exam, the team customizes a treatment plan to suit your needs and goals. 

Your plan likely includes spinal manipulation to relieve pressure on your hips, spine, knees, and ankles. Realignment and physical therapy can also greatly improve muscle imbalances that contribute to knee pain. 

If you’re overweight, the team may suggest one of the clinic’s wellness programs to help you lose weight and decrease stress on your knees.

Regenerative medicine is especially useful with degenerative conditions that affect your joints, particularly the knees. Some of the improvements you may note after regenerative medicine for knee pain include:

  • Decreased friction in your joints
  • Less pain
  • Improved mobility
  • More strength and stability in your joints
  • Reduction in inflammation

Don’t let knee pain steal your quality of life. Call Back to Wellness Medical Center and get back on your feet again or use the online scheduling feature.