Are You Suffering From Knee Pain?
posted: Jul. 25, 2022.
Find out if you could benefit from turning to a physiatrist.
If you are dealing with pain, particularly knee pain, you may be looking for a medical professional in Cary, IL, that can help you figure out what’s causing your pain and how to treat it. If you are looking for full-spectrum care that doesn’t rely on medications to dull the pain temporarily, then you may want to turn to our physical medicine doctors, Dr. Dean Shoucair and Dr. Alan Barthen, for your treatment plan.
When Should I Turn to a Physiatrist?
Wondering if you should turn to our Cary, IL, team to treat your knee pain? While your primary doctor may be able to treat minor strains and sprains, you will want to turn to our expert team of physical medicine physicians if your knee pain is due to,
- Overuse injuries
- Sport injuries
- Joint replacement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
Not sure what’s causing your knee pain? No problem! That’s where our team can also come in. We can perform the appropriate tests to figure out what’s causing your symptoms.
Why Should I Turn to a Physical Medicine Doctor?
Our Cary, IL, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, or physiatrists, provide treatment and care to various musculoskeletal conditions that impact the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, brain and spinal cord. If you are dealing with acute or chronic skeletal pain due to an injury or condition, chances are good that our team can help.
After all, we understand the complexities and inner workings of the knee to swiftly and accurately diagnose knee pain. We also offer the latest and most advanced therapies and technologies to ease musculoskeletal pain, including knee pain.
What Are Some Ways a Physiatrist Will Treat Knee Pain?
Our goal is to provide comprehensive and effective treatments that don’t require surgery or pain medications. As physiatrists, we treat the individual as a whole rather than simply treating the area of the body that’s causing pain (in this case, your knees).
We focus on using the most advanced pain-relieving treatments on the market to help our patients get stubborn and severe knee pain under control. Some knee pain treatment options may include,
- Low-level laser therapy
- Spinal injections or ultrasound joint injections
- Ablation or stimulation procedures
- Joint and muscle manipulation
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative injection therapy
- Spinal decompression
- Electrotherapy such as electrical nerve stimulation
Don’t let knee pain dictate your life. Our Cary, IL, physical medicine team can help you achieve a superior quality of life regardless of whether you’re dealing with an acute injury or chronic condition. To schedule an evaluation, call Cary Physical Medicine at (847) 639-0010.