Knee Pain Specialist

Whole Body Healthcare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Medical Center located in Baltimore, MD

You don’t realize how much you rely on your knees until they hurt, but knee pain is a common problem. If knee pain is affecting your quality of life, the team at Whole Body Healthcare in Baltimore, Maryland can help. Through gentle adjustments and stretches, the medical team may be able to relieve your pain and improve your range of motion. Call today or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Whole Body Healthcare

What causes knee pain?

You may experience knee pain for any number of different reasons, including:

  • Injury, such as a torn ligament or fractured knee cap
  • Mechanical problems such as dislocation or issues with your gait that affect your knees
  • Arthritis including gout, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis


You also may experience knee pain if you carry too much weight or previously have injured your knee. Poor leg and knee muscle strength also leads to knee pain.


When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

While you may be able to manage your knee pain at home, you should come in to see the medical professionals at Whole Body Healthcare for an evaluation. Knee pain may have any number of causes and getting the right diagnosis means you immediately get the right treatment to reduce pain and prevent other issues.

You should make an appointment immediately if:

  • Your knee pain is making it nearly impossible for you to walk
  • The knee is swollen or red
  • Limited range of motion
  • Fever
  • Your knee unexpected gives out


How is knee pain treated?

Treatment for knee pain depends on the cause, but some common treatments include:

  • Medication to manage pain
  • Physical therapy to improve strength and range of motion
  • Injections such as corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or hyaluronic acid to lubricate the joints


Surgery also may be needed, but it’s usually the last option after other treatments fail to relieve your pain or improve your function.

At Whole Body Healthcare, the chiropractic team gently manipulates your soft tissue to relieve knee pain. The team also may perform slow and steady stretches to your knee to improve range of motion. Spinal manipulation also may improve alignment to relieve pressure on your knees.

The team may recommend advanced treatments such as ultrasound technology to reduce swelling and redness and alleviate your pain.


What can I do to relieve knee pain at home?

In addition to the treatments you get at the office, the team can provide suggestions on how to relieve your knee pain at home, including:

  • Use of over-the-counter pain relievers and anti inflammatories
  • Ice, elevation, or compression to reduce swelling


If you’re experiencing knee pain and looking for an alternative treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.