Knee Pain

Knee Pain Specialist
The most common causes of knee pain are injuries, arthritis, and overuse. But regardless of the cause, it can be disruptive and frustrating on a daily basis. Dr. Scott Craig of 1st Place Health offers accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to patients struggling with knee pain. To make an appointment for knee pain treatment, please call his office in Scottsburg, Indiana, today or use their handy online scheduling tool.

Knee Pain Q & A

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What are the most common causes of knee pain?

Some of the most common causes of knee pain include:

  • Injuries to ligaments, cartilage, or tendons
  • Inflammation of the bursae
  • Dislocation of your kneecap
  • Loose bodies
  • Arthritis

Certain risk factors may make it more likely for you to experience knee pain. For example, this type of pain is more common among people who are overweight, have poor flexibility, or have a history of knee injuries.

How does Dr. Craig determine the cause of knee pain?

When you come to Dr. Craig with knee pain, he’ll begin by performing a thorough exam. He’ll also review your medical records and ask you questions about your knee pain. In some cases, Dr. Craig may recommend imaging tests to look for the source of pain.

Based on this information, Dr. Craig will identify all of the factors that contribute to your knee pain as many patients have knee pain for a combination of reasons.

What treatments are available?

Several different treatments are available to patients with knee pain. Some of the treatments Dr. Craig may recommend include:

Chiropractic care
Gentle manipulation of the knee may improve symptoms for some patients.

Regenerative therapy
The goal of regenerative therapy is to regenerate damaged tissues inside the knee to relieve pain and improve overall function.

Trigger point injections
Some patients with knee pain may benefit from trigger point injections, which involve injecting medication into specific parts of your body to relieve pain.

Rehabilitation
If your knee pain is related to an injury, rehabilitation will help you speed up the healing process and make sure that your knee is as strong and stable as possible.

Are these treatments safe?

All of the knee pain treatments available from 1st Place Health are non-invasive or minimally-invasive. The risk of complications for patients is very low. However, Dr. Craig will explain all the risks associated with your treatment before you begin.

In addition to being relatively safe, all of the treatments at 1st Place Health are also compatible with most other treatments you might receive from specialists, such as steroid injections or pain medication.

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