Knee Pain Specialist

Innovative Medical Centers

Integrative & Functional Medicine & Wellness Practitioners located in Worthington, OH

Living with knee pain often means sitting on the sidelines of your own life. It’s hard to enjoy your normal daily routines when simple activities lead to persistent knee pain. Men and women from Columbus, Ohio, rely on the team at Innovative Medical Centers for comprehensive care of chronic knee pain. Schedule an appointment today for an evaluation, and begin a path back to healthy and pain-free joint function. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time.

Knee Pain Q & A

Innovative Medical Centers

When should I see a doctor for my knee pain?

It’s essential to seek medical care any time you experience acute knee pain. Some issues can worsen if you leave them untreated and require more invasive treatment later on.

If you experience any of these conditions, you should schedule an appointment immediately:

  • Pain when putting weight on your knee
  • Scraping, popping, or crunching sounds
  • Stiffness in the joint
  • Swelling or redness
  • Difficulty fully straightening your leg
  • Sensation of weakness in the knee joint

What are some treatment options for knee pain?

Some men and women respond very well to physical therapy. An individualized approach ensures that your physical therapy plan addresses your exact needs and goals.

During those sessions, your physical therapist guides you through a series of stretches and targeted exercises. These efforts help to strengthen and support your knee joint, leading to reduced pain and an efficient recovery.

Cortisone or hyaluronic acid injections are another treatment option, and they can help relieve pain for up to several months. These injections can also provide pain relief that allows you to complete your physical therapy program.

For some, surgery is the only way to address extensive damage to the knee joint. A partial knee replacement can be a good option if only some structures are damaged, while a total knee replacement may be necessary if the damage is severe or spread over many areas of the joint.

Innovative Medical Centers also offers PEMF, a non-invasive solution for knee pain.

What is PEMF, and how can it help with knee pain?

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is among the most exciting innovations in pain management therapy. It can reinvigorate the body’s natural healing powers without reliance on pharmaceuticals or surgical options.

Researchers who have studied PEMF therapy for knee osteoarthritis have found that the approach effectively reduces pain and stiffness, and improves joint function.

PEMF directs waves of pulsed energy to your injured knee joint. The waves pass through your cells, causing the electrons inside to spin. That motion energizes your cells, promoting the healing process and relieving pain.

PEMF has a 40-year research history and can treat numerous conditions by stimulating bone growth. The therapy is so effective that it's used to help astronauts recover lost bone and muscle tissue after spending time in a zero-gravity atmosphere.

If you’re ready to move beyond knee pain and get back into the swing of your normal daily routines, schedule an appointment at Innovative Medical Centers today.