Knee Pain

Restorative Wellness Center

Chiropractic located in Ann Arbor, MI

Knee pain is a common affliction, but it’s not always easy to find treatment that effectively relieves your pain. Suffering chronic knee pain can make enjoying an active lifestyle difficult or impossible, and turning to invasive procedures or drugs isn’t necessarily the right choice. Whether it’s a joint condition or muscular imbalance, let the experts at Restorative Wellness Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan help you uncover the root cause of your pain. Together, find pain management that really works. Request an appointment by phone or online to get started today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Knee pain can take a variety of forms. Acute injuries include tendon, ligament, or cartilage damage, while chronic conditions like arthritis may cause inflammation and stiffness. Ongoing knee pain can make it difficult to stand and walk, interfering with your ability to enjoy life.

If you suffered a knee injury years ago, it may not hurt anymore. But it’s possible that your body never finished healing even though the pain stopped. The underlying problem or damage from that injury can reappear later in life as pain – in the knee or elsewhere in the body.

In some cases, a spinal imbalance (subluxation) may contribute to knee pain. Subluxation could put irregular pressure on your joints as you move, leading to pain over time.

What are the signs and symptoms of knee pain?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Signs and symptoms of knee pain vary depending on the cause, but often include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to fully straighten the joint
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Instability
  • Weakness
  • Popping noises when moving the joint

Untreated knee injuries or knee pain may make you compensate in other ways without knowing it. This can cause imbalances that begin affecting other areas of the body. Knee pain may become hip pain or back pain later on, but treating the cause of your knee pain can keep your body in balance.

What are my treatment options for knee pain?

If you have knee pain that hasn’t responded to treatment with traditional medication, invasive procedures, or surgery, functional medicine offers a different option. Functional medicine for knee pain involves discovering the root cause of your pain.

The team begins by exposing weak or damaged muscles that are contributing to your pain. Treatment is focused on correcting and improving muscle function, which heals joint tissue to treat pain the natural way.

The Restorative Wellness Center team works with you to uncover the cause of seemingly unexplained pain. Through an understanding of the nervous system and pain centers, identifying old injuries and weakened muscles allows the team to treat the root cause of pain – not just the symptoms – for lasting relief.

Don’t let knee pain stop you from enjoying life. At Restorative Wellness Center, you can find effective relief from your pain. Call the clinic or request a consultation online to find out what functional medicine can do for you.