Knee Pain

Northview Medical

Medical Center located in Cheyenne, WY

The knee is one of your body’s largest and strongest joints, but it’s also one of the easiest to injure. The expert team at Northview Medical offers innovative treatments for knee pain, including regenerative medicine products from Predictive Biotech, at the practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. If you suffer from knee pain, call to book an appointment today.

Knee Pain Q & A

How common is knee pain?

Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages and fitness levels, but it’s even more likely to affect athletes and highly active people.

The knee joint is where your thigh bone (femur) connects with the bones of your lower leg. A round bone called the kneecap (patella) protects the front of the joint. Ligaments hold your bones together, and cartilage absorbs shock. Damage to any of these structures may cause knee pain.  

What causes knee pain?

Pain in the knee can result from a sudden (acute) injury or from a medical condition like arthritis. The team at Northview Medical treats many types of knee pain, including:

  • Ligament injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Cartilage injuries like meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing an injury or condition that causes knee pain, including:

  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Having a previous knee injury
  • Lacking flexibility or strength
  • Participating in sports like running
  • Having a physically demanding job like farming

If you suffer from any type of knee pain that doesn’t improve with self-care measures like rest and over-the-counter pain relievers, the team at Northview Medical can help.

How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your provider at Northview Medical carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a comprehensive physical exam. They may take tests, such as an X-ray.

After they diagnose your condition, they develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific type of knee pain. The family nurse practitioner at Northview Medical may recommend regenerative medicine to promote self-healing and tissue repair.

Northview Medical uses mesenchymal stem cells from Predictive Biotech as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood. Depending on your needs, you may benefit from mesenchymal stem cell injections, PRP injections, or a combination of both.

If regenerative medicine isn’t right for you, the team at Northview Medical may recommend another type of rehabilitative care for your knee pain, including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Electrical stimulation

To find relief from knee pain without medication, call Northview Medical to book an appointment today.