Knee Pain Specialist

Davis Integrated Medicine

Alfred Davis Jr., DC

Wellness Center located in Montclair, NJ

Experiencing constant pain in your knees makes everyday tasks such as going to the grocery store, exercising, or walking short distances difficult. If knee pain is interfering with your day-to-day tasks, Alfred Davis Jr., DC, at Davis Integrated Medicine in Montclair, New Jersey, can help you identify the root cause and create a treatment plan that can help you walk with ease. Request your appointment for a knee pain evaluation by phone or online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

When does knee pain require a medical visit?

Knee pain is common — in fact, approximately 18 million patients visit their doctors reporting it each year. However, some knee pain is mild enough to go away on its own and no cause for concern. You should call Davis Integrated Medicine for a knee pain evaluation and treatment if:

  • You sustained an injury to your knee
  • Your knees give out when you stand up
  • Your knees look misshapen or abnormal in some way
  • One or both knees are swollen or inflamed
  • You have a fever with your symptoms

The pain in your knees can hinder proper movement, cause popping sounds, and can make you feel unstable. If you’re unsure whether or not your symptoms warrant a visit to Davis Integrated Medicine, it may be best to err on the side of caution.

What are some common causes of knee pain?

The list of potential causes of knee pain is nearly endless. Some common causes are injuries that you can identify as soon as they happen. Others are related to long term wear-and-tear or illnesses that affect your joints. 

Typical causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bone fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament injuries (e.g., torn ACL or MCL)
  • Dislocated knee cap

You’re at a higher risk of suffering from knee pain, stiffness, and injuries if you’re overweight, or if you participate in certain activities that place a lot of stress on your knees. 

Your provider at Davis Integrated Medicine may advise you to make specific lifestyle changes if you’re at a higher risk of damaging your knees.

How can I manage my knee pain?

You put a lot of stress on your knees every day. When they can’t move properly, it impedes you from going places and performing simple tasks. 

The team at Davis Integrated Medicine makes you a nonsurgical treatment plan for your knee pain based on the underlying cause, your lifestyle, and other factors. It may include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic care

Alongside any therapies and medications, your provider may suggest home remedies and lifestyle changes that can alleviate your pain and allow your knees to heal. These might include:

  • Bed rest
  • Heat
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevating your legs while resting

As your knees heal, you can also take over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications. 

To find out why you experience knee pain, and to begin an innovative treatment plan, schedule an appointment with Davis Integrated Medicine by calling the office or booking online.

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