Men and women faced with chronic knee pain that hasn’t responded to early, conservative interventions often turn to surgery to achieve long-lasting pain relief. Although knee surgery is both safe and highly effective, some people continue to experience pain during or even after the healing process. The team of joint-pain experts at CLI Integrative Medicine in Palm Harbor, Florida specialize in providing comprehensive treatment solutions for patients who still have knee pain after surgery. Call the office today or book an appointment online any time.
As high-use, load-bearing joints, your knees are susceptible to injury as well as age-related wear and tear.
If you’re relatively young or highly active, you’re more likely to experience stress-related injuries that affect the stabilizing ligaments in your knee joint. This includes any injury you might suffer from twisting, turning, or pivoting too quickly, such as a torn or sprained ACL, MCL, or meniscus.
If you’re middle aged or older, or if you’re less active than you should be, you’re more likely to develop knee pain caused by everyday wear and tear. This includes degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.
A few other common causes of knee pain are:
Knee pain that doesn’t improve with conservative treatment measures like rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory injections, massage, and chiropractic care is often treated surgically.
Although many people view knee surgery as a last-resort treatment option, it’s an option that’s highly effective for most patients. Even so, post-surgical complications are always possible.
Persistent post-surgical swelling can lead to ongoing discomfort, as can poor knee mechanics or inadequate rehabilitation. For some people, periodic knee discomfort following surgery can be an indication that the procedure didn’t completely resolve the underlying condition. For others, post-surgical knee pain can be a sign of cartilage damage or arthritis.
The team at CLI Integrative Medicine specializes in treating patients who find themselves living with knee pain after having knee surgery. After evaluating your condition to determine both the underlying cause of your knee pain and any factors that could contribute to the problem, they develop a personalized treatment plan designed to alleviate pain and promote long-term healing.
They can use chiropractic care to help address an underlying structural issue that contributes to post-surgical knee pain. By using precise soft-tissue adjustment in the affected area, chiropractic care can also help alleviate stress in adjacent areas of tissue, which are usually overcompensating.
The main goal of post-surgical chiropractic care for knee pain is to restore you to a full, comfortable, pain-free range of motion. When combined with an individualized physical therapy program, chiropractic care can also help rebuild your knee joint, strengthen surrounding muscles, and help protect against future knee pain.
Other effective treatment options include stem-cell therapy, a groundbreaking solution that promotes optimal tissue healing and long-term pain relief from the inside out, and cold-laser therapy, an advanced technology that uses light waves to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and restore full joint mobility.
If you’re tired of living with post-surgical knee pain, call CLI Integrative Medicine today or schedule an appointment online any time.