Lifestyle Medical Center
Integrated Medical Center located in Tulsa, OK
Chronic knee pain can prevent you from doing a lot of the things you love. If knee pain is disrupting your life, it’s time to get help. At Lifestyle Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the experienced team provides natural options for patients of all ages. Regardless of the condition causing your pain, you can get long-lasting knee pain relief without the inconvenience and risk of surgery. Call or make an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
When your knee joint isn’t working right, it can create imbalances all over your body, particularly through your ankles, hips, back, and shoulders. For example, muscles and ligaments can shorten or lengthen to compensate for these imbalances leading to pain and tension throughout your body.
As with any other joint, overuse of your knee can lead to injury and painful symptoms. You're most likely to damage your knee during sports activities, work-related tasks, or following years of wear and tear. Arthritis and injuries cause knee pain that doesn’t go away on its own and requires medical evaluation.
When should I visit a doctor for my knee pain?
If you have knee pain that doesn’t subside after a day or two of rest and using ice packs, you should make an appointment at Lifestyle Medical Center. Other signs you should seek medical attention include:
- Popping, scraping, or crunching noises in your knee
- Difficulty walking
- Changes in your routine to avoid certain movements
- Redness and swelling
- Difficulty straightening your leg
- Severe weakness
- Signs of a fracture
- Problems putting weight on your knee
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Don’t accept knee pain as an inevitable part of aging. But the longer you ignore your symptoms, the less chance you have of avoiding surgery. That’s why it’s so important to get your knee pain evaluated promptly.
How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?
At Lifestyle Medical Center the medical team studies how the entire process of your knee function and other body mechanics affect the knee to identify the root cause of your knee pain.
For example, foot issues like flat feet and pronation can cause the knee to absorb a lot of extra pressure when the foot does not come in contact with the ground correctly. A pair of custom orthotics can relieve knee pain in this case, even if there is no foot pain.
Lifestyle Medical Center treats knee pain without surgery with state-of-the-art technology and integrative medicine therapies. The Lifestyle Medical team has a high success rate treating knee pain nonsurgically, often with a combination of natural injections, regenerative medicine, pressure wave therapy, and rehabilitative therapy.
The team at Lifestyle Medical Center knows that knee pain can stop you from living your life to the fullest. Call or schedule your appointment online today and get your life back on track.