Knee Pain Specialist

Willis Wellness Group

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florence, SC

Overuse injuries and wear-and-tear are the most common causes of knee pain. If you suffer from acute or chronic knee pain, you should see the medical team at Willis Wellness Group in Florence, South Carolina, for a consultation. Ray Willis, DC, and his team offer chiropractic care and regenerative medicine services to help relieve knee pain. Schedule a visit today by booking an appointment online or over the phone.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the signs of knee injuries?

In addition to pain within the knee joint or the surrounding structures, you may experience the followings signs of a knee injury:

  • Popping and clicking in the knee
  • Grinding sensation within the knee joint
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or decreased range of motion
  • Tenderness along the joint line
  • Pain that is worse after standing or bending your knee

Certain movements can predispose you to getting injured, such as quick twisting motions or kneeling for long periods of time. Repetitive knee bending is also a common trigger for knee pain as well as tendinitis in the muscles surrounding the knee.

What causes knee pain?

Common conditions that can cause knee pain include:

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Muscle strains and ligament sprains
  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL and PCL injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Arthritis

The health professionals at Willis Wellness Group manage knee pain in patients of all ages, and they can provide comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation to help you get back to your normal routine and athletic activities.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

To diagnose knee pain, your provider will ask about the location and type of pain you’re experiencing, the movements that make the pain worse, and anything you’ve tried to reduce the pain. Next, your provider will examine your knee by measuring your range of motion, checking the strength of the muscles surrounding your knee, and testing your reflexes.

Your provider will also perform specialized orthopedic tests to assess the stability and function of your knee. These tests will help your provider determine if you have a knee injury. In some cases, your provider may order X-rays or an MRI to see the structures within your knee.

Based on the findings, your provider will give you a diagnosis and offer appropriate treatment options.

How is knee pain treated?

For mild to moderate knee pain, your provider may recommend soft tissue therapy, massage therapy, rehabilitation exercises, electrical stimulation, or hot or cold therapy.

For chronic knee problems that don’t resolve with conservative methods, the team may recommend regenerative medicine to support your natural healing processes.

To get treatment for your knee pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Willis Wellness Group today.