Knee Pain Specialist

Cactus Medical Center

Medical, Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Peoria, AZ

Persistent knee pain is one of the top reasons men and women in Peoria, Arizona, seek help from the elite team of physical medicine experts at Cactus Medical Center. If knee pain is slowing you down, they have an arsenal of therapies to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Call the office for a consultation or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Cactus Medical Center

What causes knee pain?

The joints in your knees get a lot of use and are susceptible to injury. Your knees may swell and hurt for several reasons:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • ACL tear
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Torn meniscus
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

If left untreated, acute knee pain can become chronic and harder to treat. If your knee pain doesn’t resolve on its own within a few days, seek help from the medical team at Cactus Medical Center.

Should I seek help for knee pain right away?

In some cases, when knee pain occurs gradually, you may be able to rest at home and wait to see if you need medical care. However, if your knee pain is the result of an injury and has any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical care for an assessment and treatment:

  • Severe pain
  • Rapid swelling
  • A popping noise
  • Deformed joint
  • Fever
  • Inability to place weight on your knee

How is knee pain treated?

Your providers at Cactus Medical Center believe in integrated, personal care and recommend natural treatments that don’t include addictive pain narcotics or analgesics. The doctors do everything in their power to help you avoid surgery.

Our team approach offers customized care based on your unique needs. Effective treatments for knee pain are:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Adjustments
  • Knee braces
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Graston technique
  • Massage therapy

How can I care for my knee until I can see a physical medicine doctor?

When you feel pain, you should immediately stop playing the sport or participating in the event. In the event of a knee injury, the doctors at Cactus Medical Center advise adhering to the RICE protocol:

  • Rest and reduce your activity
  • Ice your knee intermittently throughout the day to minimize inflammation
  • Compress the area to reduce swelling
  • Elevate your knee above your heart to decrease swelling

The Cactus Medical Center team has a long track record of helping men and women heal from knee pain without surgery. Call the office to make an appointment or book a consultation online.