How common is chronic knee pain in the US?
Knee pain, a very common condition, steadily increases with age. According to reports, over 19% of adults in the US suffer with chronic knee pain. Knee pain is a little higher for women than men, and less common in adolescents and children. The highest prevalence of knee pain was reported in men and women who are between 85 – 90 years old.
Whether it is arthritis knee pain or knee muscle pain… what are the causes of knee pain?
For over forty years, the doctors and therapists of The AIMS Clinic have helped people suffering with knee pain. The reason or reasons for their pain may be due to some of the following factors:
- An injury: Sports, auto or slip-and-fall
- Poor posture, weak core muscle, abnormal alignment of the foot and/or lower leg
- Lifestyle choices: Overweight, lack of exercise, poorly fitting or incorrect footwear
- Existing health conditions: RA, Osteoarthritis
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
How is chronic knee pain diagnosed?
If you are seeking a diagnosis for your pain, the first step is to sit down with our Clinic Director. Together you will go over your health history, lifestyle, previous injuries and treatments already sought. In addition, there will be a discussion of how your pain has affected your life, and possibly the lives of others – family members, friends and your employer.
The next step is to focus on an examination and evaluation with one or more of our Experts. Our Team consists of Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrist, Acupuncturist and Nutritionist. Structural causes are detected by our Chiropractors and Podiatrist, muscular factors by our Physical Therapists, chemical factors by our Medical Doctor and Nutritionist. In addition, emotional issues – as well as health in general are often helped with our Acupuncturist.
Whether arthritis knee pain or muscle knee pain is part of the diagnosis, a detailed Report of Findings is generated and discussed with the patient.
What is the treatment for knee pain?
As a multi-disciplinary healthcare Center, we have many treatment options to decrease pain and expedite healing. Our Team meets on a weekly basis to discuss each patient and then recommends treatments and therapies. Some options include:
- Physical Therapy
- Podiatry (Custom orthotics and bracing)
- Nutritional support and guidance
- Lifestyle recommendations: Modify home and work area, supportive shoes, regular exercise, healthy eating program and regular maintenance to prevent a recurrence.
In conclusion, for those seeking treatment for knee pain, it is vital to understand the factors that have resulted in your pain. At The AIMS Clinic, we believe in correcting the cause of the problem and helping you to make the best choices for yourself. Once we have reduced or eliminated chronic knee pain… we want to help keep you living an active and pain-free life!
Call New Jersey’s own Alternative Integrated Medical Services today at 732-254-5553 and receive a FREE Initial Consultation.
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