Knee Pain Relief and Treatment Options
Our primary goal is to address your hopes, wants, desires, and fears surrounding your pain by utilizing an advanced pain categorization system.
Our Chiropractic Treatment Approach Toward Knee Pain
At ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, our emphasis is on classifying pain through an intricate science-based, categorization system and then directing you to the appropriate healthcare provider. If your knee pain is within a category of our skillset, we start addressing the concern as soon as possible. To better help you understand your at-home exercises, we have created Video Programs. This allows you to take your health back into your own hands, being mobile with your rehab and recovery.
We work hard to educate you as a customer in understanding your pain to allow you to make the most informed decisions possible for yourself. Knowledge is power, and self-empowerment is our game.
Common Associated Cost(s) for Knee Pain Care in the United States:
*It is important to note, many individuals must undergo rehabilitation services after a surgery. There is added time and expenses not calculated within cost of a surgery.
Our In-person, Telehealth, and Video Programs are designed to directly target the problem at hand with the appropriate intervention led by our pain auditing system. This can drastically decrease expenses to your knee recovery while eliminating the potential for undergoing expensive, time-consuming, invasive interventions.
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What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain can affect anyone, regardless of athletic ability or age. Knee Pain is often the consequence of foot and hip dysfunction. Due to the architecture of the foot and hip, the knee becomes easily damaged as a result of compensation. The muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments supporting the knee will become irritated, and/or inflamed. When the mechanics of either the foot or hip are improper, the knee will alter or increase its range of motion which may result in pain or early degeneration.
The Mechanical (Movement Pillar) Dynamics of the Knee
Like the elbow, the knee is a hinge joint made of 3 bones – femur, tibia, fibula. Surrounding all joints there must be a balance between tension and compression of the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia to maintain optimal movement health.
Mechanical knee pain is often the consequence of problems stemming from the hip and less-than-ideal foot mechanics. The knee, like the elbow, can be viewed as the middle child. It will take on stress from the area above and below – i.e. the hip complex and foot/ankle complex. This is why knee pain is often the symptom of the hip and ankle/foot movement dysfunctions.
When a local problem is determined to be a local cause, it can be due to an imbalance of soft-tissue structures. This requires mobilization and release of tight structures in addition to strengthening weak or inhibited structure of the painful joint as well as the joints above and below. But regarding pain – not performance – and the knee, rehab is often very simple.
Common Knee Centric Diagnoses for Which We Screen
These are a few common diagnoses we screen and treat for regarding knee symptoms. This list is not exhaustive as many symptoms and concerns do not have great diagnoses.
- Meniscus Tear
- Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome – formerly known as Patellar Tracking Disorder
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Ligament Tears: ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
Respecting Your Finances
By offering our various programs we can quickly assess and test what is driving your symptoms and in turn provide quick options for care. Because of this, we will not only speed up recovery, but decrease overall expenses.
Is Knee Pain a Knee Problem
According to the Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS) study, 26% of knee pain is originating within the spine when mechanical (Movement Pillar) in nature.1 This means, if a healthcare provider is not assessing the spine as the possible source of the problem, he or she only has a successful starting point of 74%. According to our academic standards, this is passing but not great. Our programs help to eliminate the need for unproductive interventions saving you time, money, and frustrations.
The Extra Professional Touch to Your Knee Pain
If there are specific services local to where you live, we will help direct you to those services if needed. By using us your portal of entry contact to your knee health, we can be a non-biased party, providing only the best science-backed information. Our emphasis is on getting you to do what you need to do to liberate you from a system – the healthcare system.
Content written by Dr. Keith Sparks, DC | Motion Palpation Institute Referral List Certified, Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA) Certified
Content reviewed by Dr. Tyler Panko, DC | Motion Palpation Institute Referral List Certified, Pain Free Performance Specialist (PPSC) Certified
1 Rosedale R, Rastogi R, Kidd J, Lynch G, Supp G, Robbins SM. A study exploring the prevalence of Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS). J Man Manip Ther. 2020;28(4):222-230. doi:10.1080/10669817.2019.1661706
If you are in the Wichita, KS, area and are having frustrations, complications, or stagnant results with care, then contact us for in-person help with our unique healthcare approaches. If you are not within the greater Wichita, KS metro, we have created amazing Telehealth and Video Programs to provide you the same high-quality care. Contact our professional chiropractic staff at our East Wichita clinic or West Wichita clinic about possible treatments for your muscle, joint, nutrition, and health-related concerns today.