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Knee Pain

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Knee Pain

Symptoms of knee pain may come from the knee joint itself, or they may originate from soft tissue conditions affecting the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and bursae.

Knee pain can vary greatly in severity. For some, there may be only a slight twinge and for others, the pain can be severe and may interfere with their day-to-day activities.

There can be a wide variety of causes for knee inflammation and pain, as well as the location and severity of symptoms. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Instability or weakness
  • A popping or crunching sound

An injury to the knee can affect the ligaments, tendons, bursae or bony structures that make up the knee joint, as well as any of the cartilage, bones and ligaments that surround the joint. Examples of common knee injuries include:

  • Injured ACL. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments connecting your shinbone to your thighbone. Injuries to the ACL are particularly common in people who play basketball, soccer, or another sport that requires sudden changes of direction.
  • Fractures. It is possible to break the bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella), in an auto accident or as a result of a fall. A knee fracture can also occur when someone whose bones are weak from osteoporosis steps incorrectly.
  • Meniscus tears. In the space between your shinbone and thighbone, you’ll find tough, rubbery cartilage called a meniscus. You can tear it if you abruptly twist your knee while bearing weight on it.
  • Bursitis of the knee. Knee injuries can cause inflammation of your bursae, the sacs of fluid surrounding your knee joints that cushion tendons and ligaments so that they are free to glide over the joints.
  • Patellar tendonitis. This condition causes irritation and inflammation of tendons, which connect muscles to bones. An injury to the patellar tendon can cause inflammation. The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone so you can kick, run, and jump. Many sports and activities that involve jumping can result in patellar tendonitis, such as running, skiing, and cycling.
A number of factors can increase your risk of having a swollen kneecap or other knee problems, including:

  • Excess weight. Being overweight or obese increases stress on your knee joints, even during ordinary activities such as walking or going up and down stairs. It also puts you at increased risk of osteoarthritis by accelerating the breakdown of joint cartilage.
  • Lack of muscle flexibility or strength. A lack of strength and flexibility can increase the risk of knee injuries. Strong muscles help stabilize and protect your joints, and muscle flexibility can help you achieve full range of motion.
  • Certain sports or occupations. Some sports put greater stress on your knees than do others. Alpine skiing with its rigid ski boots and potential for falls, basketball’s jumps and pivots, and the repeated pounding your knees take when you run or jog all increase your risk of knee injury. Jobs that require repetitive stress on the knees such as construction or farming also can increase your risk.
  • Previous injury. Having a previous knee injury makes it more likely that you’ll injure your knee again.
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Treatment For Knee Pain

Acousana therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive approach to treating mild to severe knee pain with success rates over 86%.

Acousana, a knee pain solution offered at our wellness center in Orem, UT, utilizes patented SoftWave® technology to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by increasing blood flow by up to 300%, quickly reducing inflammation and, therefore, getting rid of the pain associated with the condition.

Acousana therapy is a natural treatment for knee pain that uses patented electrohydraulic SoftWaves® that are delivered through the skin using ultrasound gel. The SoftWaves trigger a natural biological response which initiates a healing process by increasing blood flow and improving circulation.

The SoftWaves “fool” the body into thinking that “damage” has occurred, when in reality, no damage has taken place. This response initiates your body’s natural self-repair process by reducing inflammation and thereby eliminating pain.

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Heel and Calf Stretch

Specifically, this stretch targets the muscles in your calf.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Face a wall.
  2. You should place your hands on the wall and move your foot back as far as you are comfortable. The toes on both feet should face forward, the heels should be flat, and your knees should be slightly bent.
  3. Lean into and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Your back leg should feel stretched.
  4. Switch legs and repeat.
  5. Repeat on both legs two times.

Quadriceps Stretch

Your quadriceps, the muscles at the front of your thighs, are targeted by this stretch. Flexibility in the hip flexors and quadriceps can be improved by practicing this move.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Use a chair or a wall for support. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend your knee, lifting your foot behind you, towards your glutes.
  3. Gently pull your ankle towards your glutes as far as is comfortable for you.
  4. Keep it there for 30 seconds.
  5. Reverse the move and switch legs.
  6. Repeat this twice.

Hamstring Stretch

The hamstrings, the muscles in the back of your thigh, are targeted in this stretch. This stretch should be felt in the back of your leg and at the base of your glutes. Flexing the foot may also stretch your calves.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Straighten both legs while lying on the floor or mat. Alternatively, you can bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor if that is more comfortable for you.
  2. Lift one leg.
  3. Gently pull your knee toward your chest with your hands behind your thigh. Ease up if you feel pain.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
  5. Gently lower your leg and switch.
  6. Repeat 2 times on each side.
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Case Study - Knee Pain

After undergoing surgery, Gavin has built up scar tissue which reduces mobility. Acousana therapy helps to break up scar tissue and restore mobility while also providing knee pain relief for acute and chronic pain.

Gavin tore his ACL, MCL and both his menisci playing soccer. Over the next year, Gavin engaged in rehabilitation therapy and underwent knee surgery. Every morning, his knee is stiff and he experiences pain when in static positions for extended periods of time. On average, his knee would take 20 minutes to “warm up” before it started feeling normal.

After Gavin’s treatment, he sustained increased mobility in his knee. He notes that the flexibility in his knee from left to right has substantially increased stating, “I haven’t felt that looseness in my knee for a few years.”

Gavin has significant improvement in his knee and has regained nearly complete mobility which allows him to return to his active lifestyle pain free!

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casestudy

Case Study – Knee Pain

After undergoing surgery, Gavin has built up scar tissue which reduces mobility. Acousana therapy helps to break up scar tissue and restore mobility while also providing knee pain relief for acute and chronic pain.

Gavin tore his ACL, MCL and both his menisci playing soccer. Over the next year, Gavin engaged in rehabilitation therapy and underwent knee surgery. Every morning, his knee is stiff and he experiences pain when in static positions for extended periods of time. On average, his knee would take 20 minutes to “warm up” before it started feeling normal.

After Gavin’s treatment, he sustained increased mobility in his knee. He notes that the flexibility in his knee from left to right has substantially increased stating, “I haven’t felt that looseness in my knee for a few years.”

Gavin has significant improvement in his knee and has regained nearly complete mobility which allows him to return to his active lifestyle pain free!

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Every time I come in, I’m greeted like I’m family. Seriously, everyone at One Wellness has been so kind, attentive and pleasant to be around.”
– Savanah O.

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“I had immediate results after Acousana therapy…for the first time in two years I can now do what I haven’t been able to do.”

JESSICA
JaceGibbs

“Acousana therapy has definitely helped me and kept me from getting a very expensive surgery.”

JACE G.
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“I haven’t felt that looseness in my knee for a few years..I’m feeling good about what Acousana is going to do in the long term for my life.”

GAVIN C.

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