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Knee Pain Specialist

Back to Life Integrated Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lakewood, CA

Knee pain affects nearly 20% of adults at some point in their lives and can drastically reduce your mobility and quality of life. If knee pain is debilitating, holistic solutions are available at Back to Life Integrated Medicine in Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, and Long Beach, California. The experienced team offers revolutionary treatments like MyACT®™ PiezoWave2 soundwave therapy, regenerative medicine, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate healing, relieve pain, and restore body functions. Schedule an appointment with Back to Life Integrated Medicine over the phone or online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain involves discomfort at or near your knee joint, especially when you place pressure on it, walk, or run. Symptoms of knee pain and injury include:

  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Crunching or popping sounds
  • Pain with walking
  • Stiffness
  • Warmth or redness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion 
  • Limited mobility
  • Inability to bear weight on your knee

Knee pain might be mild or severe. It can go away on its own or be long-lasting. If knee discomfort doesn’t subside within a few days or is severe, see the expert medical team at Back to Life Integrated Medicine for an evaluation. 

What causes knee pain?

Numerous causes contribute to knee pain. Examples include:

  • Torn ACL or MCL
  • Knee cap dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Torn meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

Factors that increase your risk of knee pain include being overweight, having a previous knee injury, lack of strength or flexibility, and playing certain sports.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history to evaluate knee pain. 

They examine your knee and may use blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasounds to diagnose the cause of your knee pain and establish a treatment that best matches your personalized needs.

What are treatments for knee pain?

Your provider might recommend one or more holistic treatments to accelerate healing and relieve pain:

Physical therapy

Appropriate exercises and stretching strengthen your knee joint and surrounding tissue to stimulate healing and prevent future injuries.

Shockwave therapy

MyACT PiezoWave2 shockwave therapy uses soundwaves to activate your body’s natural healing response for pain relief.

PRP injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from your blood to stimulate your body’s natural ability to relieve knee pain and inflammation naturally. The expert medical team at Back to Life Integrated Medicine spins a sample of your blood in a centrifuge to isolate PRP prior to the injections. 

Regenerative medicine

Injecting mesenchymal stem cells into your knee stimulates your body’s ability to regenerate new cells, heal faster, and relieve pain naturally.

Knee brace

Using a custom knee brace gives you extra support and stability while your knee injury heals. Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist helps you choose a knee brace that best suits your personalized needs.

Don’t let knee pain restrict your mobility and reduce your quality of life when simple, holistic solutions are available at Back to Life Integrated Medicine. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.