KNEE PAIN

KNEE PAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON ISSUES WE SEE AT HARBORSIDE SPINE AND SPORTS CENTER – ESPECIALLY AMONG ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS.

Chronic knee pain is most commonly the result of arthritis in the joint or a chronic condition from an old injury. Losing mobility can be frustrating. Knee pain can make it difficult to acheive even the most basic daily tasks like climbing stairs, going to the store, cleaning your home, or, most importantly, working. Our providers have years of experience successfully treating knee pain.

SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PAIN

The symptoms associated with knee pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. For example, along with general discomfort around the joint, you may also experience:

 

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Instability
  • Popping and clicking noises
  • An inability to straighten your knee

DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR KNEE PAIN

To determine what specifically is causing your knee pain, we will perform a complete physical examination to understand your lifestyle and what may have triggered the pain. We’ll assess overall biomechanics along with the entire knee to access for pain, swelling, range of motion, stability/laxity, and functional capacity.

Although our physical examination will give us an idea of what’s causing your pain, we’ll often want to confirm our diagnosis with an imaging test. In many cases, this may be a hands-on diagnostic ultrasound to create a live image of your knee to specifically evaluate the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and meniscus and to look for joint swelling/bursitis. If a more extensive injury is present involving bone, cartilage or meniscus is suspected, we may promptly obtain a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI.

Countless conditions and injuries can result in debilitating knee pain. Some of the most common ones among our patients in northern Michigan include:

 

  • ACL injury
  • MCL Sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Joint Arthritis and cartilage disease
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap

INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR YOUR KNEE PAIN

At Harborside Spine and Sports Center, our nothern Michigan knee specialists are committed to relieving your pain and healing your injury from the inside out, so you can make a full return to your active lifestyle. And to accomplish these goals, we leverage a fresh approach that is proven-effective to get results.

Quite often other doctors focus on temporary pain-relief measures or invasive surgery. As some of the best physiatrists and providers of relief for knee pain that northern Michigan has to offer, we believe in a more innovative way to naturally restore function and treat knee pain. We know that our patients want long-lasting relief and they want to be off the sidelines as quickly as possible – and that’s exactly what we strive to deliver. As such, Harborside Spine and Sports Center is primarily focused on minimally invasive alternative procedures that can potentially improve your symptoms and repair the damaged structure in your knee without a lengthy healing period, including PRP knee injections, bone marrow stem cell therapy, prolotherapy and more. We believe that these approaches offer a minimally invasive and viable method for treating knee pain.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Don’t let joint damage, sports injuries and musculoskeletal ailments slow you down indefinitely. Schedule a consultation at Harborside Spine and Sports Center today, and let our team of world-class specialists heal your injury, deliver profound pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle.

Call us today (231) 348.3283