Knee pain is one of the most common conditions Americans face – in fact – nearly a third of people will experience it at some point in their lives. At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we understand knee pain is bothersome, uncomfortable, and limits you from living your daily life the way you would like to live it. We take our patients’ care very seriously, so below we’ve highlighted 4 questions you should ask yourself in deciding to seek treatment. Read below!
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If you’re suffering from knee pain, you’re certainly not alone. From osteoarthritis to injury to wear-and-tear, it affects millions of people every day. In fact, the prevalence of knee pain is an estimated 19% of the population. And as you get older, you’re more likely to suffer. It’s no wonder why knee surgery is one of the most common operating procedures in the US.
Yet today, more healthcare professionals question the abundance of knee surgery. A 2013 study compared two-year outcomes of patients who received surgery versus a placebo group, receiving a “sham” procedure. The authors concluded that there was “no significant between group changes.” Meaning – those who received a fake procedure were no better off than the group with real knee surgery.
Luckily, there are solutions – no surgery or pills required. Read on for Atlanta Medical Clinic’s treatment for patients with knee pain.
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body, and with a number of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues in play, a variety of conditions can develop that can lead to sensitivity, pain, and even loss of function. When it comes to getting fast and effective care, your integrated wellness is only as good as your medical team, and that’s why there’s no better choice for knee pain treatments than Atlanta Medical Clinic.
It is common for runners to experience chronic pain. As an example, a recent study from the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy focused on the incidence of exercise-related leg pain (ERLP). 225 adult community runners who registered for a race in St. Louis (either the half or full version of the Lewis & Clark Marathon) were asked to complete a questionnaire answering questions about any experience of ERLP (or lack thereof), demographic characteristics, and risk factors. An incredible 63.6% said that they had suffered from ERLP at some point.
Running does not have to be painful. Here are four tips so that you can keep the aches from interrupting your workout routine:
Some knee pain may go away on its own, but others may need the help of an experienced doctor. If you have the following symptoms, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with us, so that we can properly diagnose your condition and create a personalized treatment plan that can work for you.
It can be easy to take the advice “If it hurts, don’t do it” to the wrong extreme, especially when it comes to nursing tender joints. Many people think that the best tip for healing is rest followed by more rest, but as it turns out, keeping the body in motion and pacing your improvement with proper form are actually excellent knee pain treatments. Have your nagging knees settled you into the sofa? The following exercises for knee pain relief can help you ease into action.
The knees and hips are the largest joints in the body, supporting the body’s weight and working together to provide the mobility we typically take for granted. Unfortunately, these joints tend to experience a lot of wear and tear, and resulting issues like pain and inflammation can lead to joint instability and inactivity, and result in nearly 10 million doctor visits by women for knee pain annually.
Increasingly, people are looking for way to improve their running form so that they don’t get shin splints or other injuries. Here are tips that can help.
In an era focused on minimalism and preventive healthcare, it is not a surprise to see a running form emerged called Chi Running – fusing yoga, tai chi, and running form. Chi Running is of course just one trend. People are generally interested in avoiding running injury; increasingly, they are realizing that common conditions such as shin splints and runner’s knee can be avoided by simply tweaking form. Better form can also improve speed, which certainly doesn’t hurt.