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Is your knee pain restricting you from participating in sports or affecting your ability to do daily activities like getting up from a chair or walking? Have you tried all means of treating your knee pain, but have not been able to get any relief? Have you tried Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative to pain relief?
Studies have shown:
The knee is a complex joint. An injury or disease of the joint or structures surrounding the knee can result in knee pain. Sometimes knee pain can be the result of dysfunctions in the hip or ankle. The severity and location of the pain may depend on the causative factor, so it is important to have a thorough evaluation. It is a common condition affecting individuals of different age groups.
Some of the common causes for knee pain include:
Patients may experience a dull aching pain around the sides, below or behind the knee cap. The pain may also be present at night and be exaggerated by any repetitive knee bending activity such as jumping, squatting, running or weight lifting. Knee pain may be accompanied by stiffness, swelling, instability, weakness or popping sounds.
A detailed medical history and physical examination of the knee are crucial for diagnosing the cause of knee pain. Diagnostic imaging studies, such as X-rays, MRI scans and ultrasound, may also be ordered. Blood tests may be performed to identify infection, gout or pseudo gout. Sometimes arthrocentesis may also be performed, wherein fluid from the knee joint is removed and analyzed.
Treatment options depend upon the underlying cause responsible for knee pain. Some of the common treatment options for knee pain include:
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