Knee Pain Specialist

Axness Integrative Medicine

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Baxter, MN

If you’re suffering from knee pain, you know it can severely impact your mobility and quality of life. While the cause may be due to many factors, the team at Axness Integrative Medicine in Baxter, Minnesota, uses a professional and well-rounded approach to reduce or eliminate pain, increase mobility, and get you back to enjoying the activities you love. Call today to schedule your consultation.

Knee Pain Q & A

Axness Integrative Medicine

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

While pain and discomfort in and around the knee is the most obvious symptom, your knee pain could be accompanied by:

  • Swelling and stiffness of your knee
  • Crunching and/or popping noises
  • Instability and weakness of your knee
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Redness in the surrounding areas

These symptoms are indications that you need to be checked out by the expert team at Axness Integrative Medicine.

What causes knee pain?

While knee pain is quite common, it can come from a wide range of factors. Injuries to the knee include:

  • ACL injury
  • Bone fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis

In addition, certain underlying diseases and conditions can cause knee pain without any prior injury, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Lastly, those who are overweight, have reduced leg strength and flexibility, engage in certain sports like skiing, or have previous knee injuries are more susceptible to developing knee pain.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

With so many potential causes of knee pain, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis. The team at Axness Integrative Medicine conducts a complete physical examination and reviews your medical history.

You may be told to have an X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI. These tests provide images of your knee that are used to zero in on the problem. The Axness Integrative Medicine providers will develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you based on your initial consultation and test results.

How is knee pain treated?

There are many treatment options for knee pain depending on the root cause of your discomfort. The team at Axness Integrative Medicine takes a truly holistic approach to effectively manage your pain noninvasively and naturally.

After they diagnose the cause of your pain, they develop a unique and well-rounded treatment plan. If your knee pain is due to an underlying disease, effectively treating the condition can lead to improvement.

Acupuncture, chiropractic work, and physical therapy are all effective ways to lessen and even eliminate knee pain. Your treatment plan at Axness Integrative Medicine may include physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize the muscles surrounding your knee, thus reducing the pain.

Chiropractic work and acupuncture treatments may be conducted by the fully licensed and experienced Axness Integrative Medicine practitioners.

If you’re ready to reduce or eliminate your knee pain and regain that bounce in your step, call Axness Integrative Medicine today to learn more about their holistic approach and schedule your initial appointment.