Magnolia Medical Group
Chiropractors & Internists located in Eatonton, GA
Is knee limiting enjoyment in your life? If so, the expert team of specialist at the Magnolia Medical Group, located in Eatonton, Georgia, can help. With a wide array of non-surgical approaches, they not only alleviate knee pain but provide treatments to keep that pain from returning. Call to schedule your consultation.
Knee Pain Q & A
How common is knee pain?
According to studies, knee pain affectS about a third of the adult population in our country, and it’s certainly one of the most common reasons people come to our practice. The knee is the largest joint in the body and is also one of the most complex, making it especially prone to injury. The knee is comprised of four main components: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
What are the most common causes of knee pain?
Common causes include:
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Overuse symptoms: From tendinitis to normal wear and tear
- Hip injuries
- Patello-femoral syndrome
Knee pain can also be a secondary issue caused by misalignments in other body parts of your body, such as your pelvis, back, hips, or ankles.
How does Magnolia Medical treat knee pain?
The doctor begins with a physical examination, that may include X-rays or other imaging procedures, and discussion a discussion of your symptoms and medical history. Once the source of your pain is diagnosed, an individualized treatment plan is developed. Your plan will likely include one or more of the following modalities:
- Chiropractic rehab: Adjustments made to stop pain caused by tension and imbalances
- Hyaluronic acid injections: For knee pain caused by osteoarthritis
- Bracing: To take the strain off your need to reduce continued aggravation of injury
- Physiotherapy: To strengthen the muscles around the injured area and improve function and motion
Can chiropractic rehab help with knee pain?
Yes, chiropractic rehab is often extremely helpful in remedying knee pain. Often, knee pain can be caused by misalignment of the areas around your hip, knee, and ankle. It can also be caused by muscle imbalances. Chiropractic rehab can help properly align your body, alleviate stress around your joints, and reduce inflammation.
What are hyaluronic acid injections?
Hyaluronic acid injections are a treatment used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. These injections usually include a series of shots over a few weeks. Hyaluronic acid is also known as a viscosupplement — a natural lubrication fluid — and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating knee pain as an alternative to ibuprofen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
Do you have options for in-house bracing available?
In order to better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we offer in-house knee bracing options for patients recommended by a medical professional. To find out if you qualify, please speak with an MMG staff member and they will be happy to verify your insurance and schedule your appointment.