Knee pain: getting a beneficial diagnosis easily …

Knee pain after prolonged sitting is a sign of poor circulation into the joint, and poor secretion of lubricating oil in the knee. I call it ‘dry knee’.

Knee pain after walking, cycling, or running is a sign of acute inflammation. It is typical of excessive friction & heat within the knee joint. This ‘grinds down’ the cushioning cartilage in the joint.

An In-Office Ultrasound is often adequate for the diagnosis what is causing knee pain.

Many factors limit a correct diagnosis of what’s causing knee pain:

  • slow insidious symptom build-up
  • the miracle-like pain relieving effects of over-the-counter Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen
  • fear of surgery

There are a number of alternatives to surgery for knee pain.

Their success depends upon a proper diagnosis of what’s driving the pain.

Beyond over-the-counter pain killers, here’s some common, effective therapies which can lessen knee pain (listed from most simple to more complex):

  • ice
  • alternating ice, heat, and ice
  • compression wraps & braces
  • nutritional supplementation
  • inversion tables
  • myo-fascial taping and physical therapy
  • herbal plasters
  • weight reduction
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Injections of cortisone or lubricants
  • Regenerative Injections to stimulate tissue healing
  • Arthroscopic fiber optic joint clean-out surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement

This list is overwhelming.

Knowing which to use requires a clear diagnosis … along with an assessment of your overall bone and cartilage health.

All of this can easily be done through our office with our In-Office Ultrasound and home collections lab kits, which are typically covered by Medicare or PPO insurance.

If your knees are creaking, groaning, snapping or popping, please schedule your In-Office ultrasound and let’s get a correct diagnosis to delineate your best choice of treatment.

Without a ‘leg to stand on’, life is a drag.