Knee Pain Specialist

Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group

Holistic Medical Group located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Your knees are so susceptible to injury that up to one in four women and men in the United States have knee pain at some point. If you’re having trouble managing your daily routine or participating in sports due to knee pain, the team of experts at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, Illinois, helps your knee heal and recover with nonsurgical, supportive, holistic therapies. To get relief from knee pain, call the friendly Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group office staff or schedule an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Your knee isn’t just your largest hinge joint, it’s also one of the most complex joints you have. Like your shoulder, your knee contains many moving parts and a variety of soft tissues. Any one of these can be injured or torn when you stop suddenly, jump, run, or twist your knee. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fracture (hairline or complex)
  • Sprains and strains  
  • Dislocated joint
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Meniscus (knee cartilage) tear
  • Patellar tendon strain
  • Pinched nerves

When you come to Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group, the expert team examines your knee and orders on-site imaging studies, if necessary, to find out what’s causing your pain. They then devise an individualized treatment plan to restore injured tissues or bones and help you heal.

What are the risk factors for knee pain?

You’re more likely to develop knee pain if you play sports, run, or engage in manual labor. Any activity that requires you to move your knee in the same way over and over increases your risk for a repetitive movement injury of your knee. You’re also more at risk for knee pain as you age or if you’re overweight or obese.

How is knee pain treated?

The Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group team believes that a healthy knee starts with a healthy spine. Subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) in your spine throw off your balance and put unequal stresses on your joints, increasing your risk for injury. Your provider corrects subluxations and relieves knee pain with therapies such as:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Supplement recommendation
  • Lifestyle modification coaching

Your provider’s aim is not only to heal your present knee pain, but to improve the health of your spine and body so that you’re less likely to re-injure your knee. 

How can I protect my knee from further injury?

Physical therapy strengthens your knee joint and makes the supporting ligaments, muscles, and tendons more flexible. Physical therapy also teaches you new ways to accomplish tasks you may need for your work or sport. 

Regular chiropractic adjustments can keep your spine in alignment so that your body functions more efficiently, reducing your chances of injury. Massage therapy nourishes your soft tissues and helps you recover from a hard day of playing sports or working.

To set up a knee pain consultation so you can move freely and painlessly again, contact the experts at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group by phone or use the online scheduler.