Knee pain affects millions of people daily. The discomfort can range from a mild ache to serious disability that prevents you from enjoying your normal daily life. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, regenerative medicine and pain management specialist, Dr. Bill Buchar, diagnoses and treats knee pain with the least invasive therapies possible. Residents of Warrenville, Illinois, can call the office or book an appointment online to have their knees examined and treated.
Your pain can be due to degeneration of the cartilage, a condition called osteoarthritis, which occurs over time as you age. The knee is a complex joint, and overuse can lead to tendonitis, which is inflammation of the connective tissue that attaches your muscles to your bones.
Many other injuries and joint disorders can cause your pain, including a meniscus tear, ACL injury, and runner’s knee. Because your knee pain can have many contributing factors, it’s important to have the joint examined by Dr. Buchar.
You may think your knee pain is just a natural result of the aging process, but pain is not something you should just have to tolerate. See Dr. Buchar if you have:
Dr. Buchar examines the joint, discusses your medical history, evaluates your symptoms, and may order imaging tests to help determine the cause of your pain. He’ll want to know exactly where you feel pain and dysfunction, for how long you’ve been suffering, and what types of activities aggravate it.
At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, the treatment for your knee pain is customized to the cause of the problem. Instead of treating your symptoms with pain medication, Dr. Buchar prescribes specific exercises, rest, bracing, or regenerative medicine therapies to help you find relief.
Stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma therapy are alternatives to invasive surgery that stimulate your body’s own natural healing process to regenerate healthy tissue and resolve pain. You may also be a candidate for viscosupplementation therapy, which involves injecting gel-like substances called hyaluronates into your joint to make movement smoother and pain-free.
Don’t ignore knee pain. Call the office of Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, or book an appointment online to learn more about minimally invasive therapies that can help you find relief and avoid surgery.