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Knee Pain

Sports Chiropractors & Sports Massage located in Centennial , CO

Knee Pain
Knee Pain services offered in Centennial , CO

Chronic knee pain affects roughly 25% of adults. Chiropractic care can stop knee pain from getting worse and get you back to your favorite activities. At Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab in Centennial, Colorado, sports chiropractor Taylor Ptacek, DC, MS, and his team provide complete care for knee pain. They use conservative, integrative treatments that reduce inflammation, speed healing, and restore mobility. Call Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab today to schedule knee pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

When should I see a sports chiropractor about knee pain?

The knees are some of the most active joints in the body, so it’s normal for them to occasionally feel sore or stiff. Activities like walking and climbing stairs cause wear-and-tear damage, affecting the knee joints and the surrounding tissues.

Most knee pain improves with rest and over-the-counter (OTC) medication. But if your symptoms continue for days or weeks, identifying their cause is crucial. Partnering with a sports chiropractor is an easy way to identify that pain source and start feeling better.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Knee pain symptoms include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability

Depending on the cause, you might also have trouble straightening your knee.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Your Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab provider reviews your medical records and asks about your knee pain, including when it started, where it’s at, and if it gets worse during certain activities or lack of activity.

Next, they examine your knee for swelling and bruising and gently press on it to identify sensitive spots. Your provider gently pushes and pulls on your knee to assess its range of motion. They also order diagnostic imaging like X-rays or an ultrasound to look for underlying bone, joint, and tissue damage.

After identifying the source of your pain, your Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab provider makes personalized treatment recommendations.

How is knee pain treated?

The Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab team takes a conservative, minimally invasive approach to treating knee pain. They could suggest:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Sports chiropractic
  • Dry needling
  • Sports massage
  • Cupping
  • Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Biomechanical taping
  • Corrective exercise programming (to prevent further injuries)
  • Active release therapy
  • Virtual rehabilitation
  • ALINE® insoles (prescription shoe inserts)

Knee pain often responds best to several treatments at once. Your provider monitors your symptoms and progress at regular checkups and adjusts your care plan as needed.

How long does it take for knee pain to improve?

The time it takes for knee pain to improve will depend on what caused it and how severe your symptoms are. Most patients experience at least some relief within the first 2-3 weeks of treatment,* but it could take longer. To ensure the best outcome, follow your provider’s instructions, and don’t rush back into activity until you’re given the OK.

Call Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab today to schedule knee pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

* Individual results may vary.

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