Knee Pain Specialist

Root Medical

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractic Care located in Vernal, UT

Because even minor knee pain can be an early indicator of a serious injury or chronic condition, it’s important to seek medical intervention before your knee pain worsens. With the help of caring chiropractic expert Ryan Nelson DC, PC and the team at Root Medical in Vernal, Utah, you can get relief from knee pain once and for all. Call to schedule an evaluation and get started on your custom knee pain treatment today, or book your appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee joint is where your thigh bone (femur) and your lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) connect. To keep these bones from rubbing against one another and promote smooth joint movements, you have protective cartilage and shock-absorbing rubbery meniscus tissue. The joint also contains multiple tendons, ligaments, and muscles that help support your knee.

As strong as these components are, years of wear-and-tear or just one swift motion in the wrong direction can easily cause an injury or a serious knee condition. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • ACL injury
  • Meniscus tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Strains or sprains
  • Tendonitis

While you might be able to recover on your own if you have knee pain, it’s still important to get treatment so you can strengthen your knee and prevent re-injury.

When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

Since even minor tears, strains, or injuries can quickly turn into something more serious, especially if you exercise regularly or participate in sports, it’s best to see your doctor as soon as your pain begins. You should also schedule an evaluation with Dr. Nelson if you’re experiencing:

  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Redness over your knee joint
  • Worsening pain
  • Joint stiffness

These symptoms may require medical intervention to help you heal and recover.

How is knee pain treated?

Dr. Nelson and the team at Root Medical offer treatment plans that are tailored to your specific knee injury or condition. Your plan may include:

  • Manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Ultrasound or electrical stimulation
  • Specialized stretching exercises
  • Erchonia® cold laser therapy
  • Modern braces

Many knee pain sufferers also find relief through stem cell therapy. This revolutionary treatment involves the injection of human stem cells directly into your knee joint, so damaged tissues and bone can start regenerating and healing. Stem cell therapy isn’t just for pain relief, it also helps build knee strength to decrease your risk of future issues.

If you’ve suffered a knee injury or are experiencing chronic knee pain, call Root Medical or book an appointment online today.