We at Well Beings Medicine understand how debilitating chronic knee pain can be.

If you’re suffering from painful or achy knees, – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.
You may have tried stretching, resting, heat, ice, maybe even just pushing through it – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

If you are experiencing this type of knee pain, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Knee Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see in our Wheat Ridge/ northwest Denver physical medicine clinic.

When presented with invasive and expensive options, such as knee replacement surgery and continual use of pain medications, it seems like there are no good, nor long-term solutions for your pain relief.

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What is Knee pain?

As one of the strongest and most complex joints in your body, your knees handle a considerable amount of strain, stress and wear and tear every day.  

Not only do they hold your full body weight every time you take a step, but they also support 5x greater load every time you jog, jump or even go up stairs. 

Our clinical team at the Well Beings Medicine are known for our long-term results and strive to find the root cause of your knee pain, and help you successfully address and resolve it.

Regardless of the cause, whether from an accident, a new or old injury from years ago, or unknow reasons, all knee pain can lead to increased friction which creates continual wear-and-tear on the knee. This causes inflammation and swelling which can create more damage. This is called knee arthritis (knee joint inflammation). Over time, knee arthritis causes breakdown in that joint.

The first step is to pinpoint the exact mechanism of why your knee pain is occurring by evaluating your knee, its function, then develop a blueprint of exactly what has happened and the degree of damage.

Why Risk Knee Surgery?

Why put yourself through surgery if it can be avoided. Knee replacement surgery can be very expensive and reports of the total cost of this procedure vary with the hospital, physician and demographic region of the country. Most major insurance companies including Medicare cover knee replacements. According to the published statistics, the average cost of a knee replacement exceeds $45,000.

The pain management experts at Well Beings Integrative Medicine specialize in the treatment of chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis and offer an innovative non-surgical knee pain relief program that can relieve your discomfort and restore joint function and motion.

Below are some common causes for knee pain that may be affecting you:

Common Causes of Knee Pain

There are many potential causes of knee pain. A proper diagnosis is crucial to ensuring you receive the most effective treatment for your condition.

Knee pain is often the result of one of two things:

Acute Knee Injury: On any given day, especially if you’re active, your knee is constantly working as you move forward, backward, and side to side. It also functions when you stop, turn, rotate, and jump. Any one of these movements can cause an acute or sudden injury. 
The most common acute knee injuries are:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture

Degeneration: this is arthritis from wear-and-tear, also known as osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis in its many different forms, can cause a lot of knee pain as your joint is robbed of lubrication and cushion and your cartilage breaks down, causing painful and continual swelling. 
At Well Beings Medicine we call this ‘Creaky Knee Syndrome’ and we are knee pain treatment specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Ligament Tears:  ligaments attach bones to bones and therefore when torn can cause significant joint instability. This instability leads to further wear and tear, or osteoarthritis, when it becomes chronic.

Medial Collateral Ligament sprain or MCL injury – The MCL is a ligament tear on the inside of the knee caused by twisting motion or direct impact.

Lateral Collateral Ligament sprain or LCL injury – The LCL is a ligament tear on the outside of the knee also caused by twisting motion or direct impact.

Meniscal (Cartilage) Tears – The medial and lateral meniscus acts as two cushions between the two big bones of your knee join. Damage or a torn meniscus can be caused by contact sports. You can also suffer from a torn meniscus as a part of chronic knee arthritis.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries (ACL) – A rapid change in direction or an improper landing on a jump may cause ACL tears. This is the most common sports injury.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries (PCL) – A blow to the front of the knee while the knee is bent may cause PCL tears. This injury can be seen in motor vehicle accidents.

Knee Bursitis – The bursa providing cushioning to your knee . The bursa can fill with fluid and become swollen from repetitive movements, causing redness and sensitivity. It can also be damaged from trauma associated with a fall, or with excessive time kneeling.

Knee Tendonitis – The tendons in your knee can become damaged from overuse. “Patellar tendonitis” is the most common. This will cause pain along the front of your knee.

Here is a quick quiz to see if you might be affected by an acute knee injury:

  • You’ve noticed an annoying “ache” or “sharp” pain in your knee for more than ten days.
  • You have severe pain that limits your walking, squatting, or stairs.
  • Your pain limits your running distance, speed, or overall performance.
  • Your knee pain stops you from performing to the highest level in your sport.
  • You have pain that stops you from getting good quality sleep.
  • You value the enjoyment of exercise and dislike the idea of being at “rest.”
  • You would rather not take pain medication or have cortisone injections.

What symptoms does knee pain cause?

Knee pain symptoms can vary in type and severity. Some of the symptoms that benefit from an orthopedic evaluation by a knee pain specialist at Well Beings Medicine include:

  • Sore joints after inactivity or overuse
  • Pain while bending your knee
  • Knee stiffness in the morning or after resting
  • Pain during and after hiking or walking
  • Pain when getting up from a chair or using stairs
  • Joint pain during or after exercise
  • Grinding, crunching, grating, or catching when you flex or bend your knee
  • Evening knee pain after your typical day of normal activity
  • Deterioration of coordination or loss of balance due to stiffness and pain
  • Weakened muscles in your legs
  • Chronic knee pain

Knee Pain Treatment Options

Well Beings Medicine is proud to have one of the most effective treatment protocols to date for those who suffer from chronic KNEE PAIN and DISCOMFORT.

Our proprietary Knee Renewal Program is designed to tackle underlying knee issues, then stabilize and rebuild your knee function and ability so that you can get BACK INTO ACTION doing the things you love WITHOUT PAIN.

  • Consultation and Blueprint built revealing how and why your knee is not functioning properly or not healing.
  • Detailed and Personalized Action Plan designed to stabilize, rebuild and restore your knee joint & function.
  • Gentle Knee Decompression treatments to restore proper joint space and increase mobility.
  • Precise chiropractic adjustments (knee, pelvis) to correct alignment and body weight distribution.
  • Prescription-grade knee brace for biomechanical alignment, decompression, and retraining throughout your program.
  • Ultrasonic, focused energy treatments targeting the knee joint and supporting tissues.
  • (if qualified) Enriched plasma to support your knee joint tissues and lubrication.
  • Well Beings “Signature Eight” – 8 knee-specific rebuilding & strengthening protocols.
  • Well Beings prescribed ‘at-home’ rebuilding exercises (just 5 minutes at home each day)
  • (if qualified) Joint injections utilizing the latest natural medicine to cushion and lubricate your knee joint. This reduces inflammation and promotes tissue regrowth.

Well Beings Medicine
3810 Pierce St, Suite A
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 238-6500