An estimated 25% of American adults are limited by chronic knee pain. If you can no longer manage knee pain on your own, Richard Olson, DC, can customize a treatment plan using holistic therapies that provide long-lasting pain relief. At Dr Olson Health, regenerative injection therapies and chiropractic adjustments are available to reduce knee pain triggered by inflammation, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries. To get back to a physically active, pain-free life, call the office in Peoria, Illinois, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Knee pain can result from minor injuries to the ligaments, muscles, and tendons that support your knee joint. These injuries typically cause acute pain that lasts less than six weeks and improves with rest and anti-inflammatory medications.
Chronic knee pain describes pain that lasts longer than six months and limits the range of motion in your knee joint. This kind of knee pain can result from sports injuries and degenerative diseases.
Common causes of chronic knee pain include:
You may also experience pain and loss of mobility in your knee joint because of osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that’s common in aging. This condition develops when the protective cartilage lining the ends of your joint bones wears away and allows bones to rub together, creating friction, inflammation, and pain.
Dr. Olson also offers diagnostic testing and treatments for common causes of foot pain, including tarsal tunnel syndrome, tibial tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes inflammation of the tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dr Olson Health for knee pain that doesn’t go away with rest, ice therapy, and over-the-counter medications.
You should also schedule a consultation if you have persistent foot pain that limits your running activities or interferes with your mobility.
Dr. Olson uses advanced diagnostic imaging technologies to identify the root cause of your knee and foot pain. He creates a treatment plan that focuses on reducing inflammation and repairing damaged tissues in your knee joint by harnessing your body’s own natural healing abilities.
Dr. Olson specializes in regenerative injection therapy to restore function in your knee joint and ease chronic knee pain. He uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood. PRP contains essential growth factors that stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells.
An injection of a high concentration of PRP triggers new cells to grow and replace those in your knee or foot damaged by disease or injuries. Dr. Olson relies on high-level guided imaging technology to ensure injections go into the right location within your knee.
You may not notice the benefits of regenerative injection therapy immediately, but you can expect an improvement in your symptoms over time.
As new cells grow and heal the soft tissues of your knee, you should experience less stiffness and pain in your knee joint in the months after your injections. PRP injections can also heal small tears in the plantar fascia or other soft tissues of the foot.
Dr. Olson may also recommend prolotherapy and regular chiropractic care to improve blood circulation and support your natural healing processes.
Call Dr Olson Health to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for persistent knee pain or book a consultation online today.