Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common ailment that can affect people of all ages. Experiencing pain of any kind can interrupt daily activities and limit the ability to participate in a wide range of activities. The knee is a complex joint made up of ligaments, tendons, muscle, and bone. Pain in the joint can be debilitating. Effective non-surgical treatment options are dependent on an accurate diagnosis by a trained physician.


Location and severity of pain are important information for proper diagnosis and treatment of knee pain. Symptoms of knee pain range from swelling, stiffness, redness, warmth to the touch, weakness, instability, popping/clicking sounds, and even locking of the knee joint. Pain may be worsened by prolonged sitting, walking, running, or other exercises.


Many potential sources of knee pain exist with a significant range in severity. Some include injury, trauma, arthritis, or mechanical problems.

Potential sources of knee pain include:

  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Knee Bursitis
  • ACL Injury
  • Torn Meniscus

Arthritis can also cause chronic knee pain and comes in many different forms including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Septic arthritis


An x-ray or MRI is typically required to better understand the cause of pain in the knee. Once a patient is diagnosed and the cause of the pain is determined, treatment is then recommended and administered.

Treatments options are dependent on the diagnosis. At the Non-Surgical Spine Center, we are able to offer patients suffering from chronic knee pain a variety of non-surgical options including highly effective pain management laser therapy, physical therapy, quad sculpting wellness programs, oral medications, and injections.

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Non-Surgical Spine Center was established with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you are experiencing pain in your knees, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or online.