Knee Pain

Corner Canyon Pain & Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Integrated Medical Clinic located in Draper, UT

If doctors have told you that a knee replacement is your only option, Gordon LeSueur, DC, and the team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine may have a nonsurgical alternative that’s just as effective. They specialize in regenerative medicine and rehabilitation at their clinic in Draper, Utah. To learn about nonsurgical options for treating knee pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

The knee is one of the largest and strongest joints in your body, but also one of the most stressed and prone to injury. Your knee joint is where the two bones of your lower leg (tibia and fibula) and your thigh bone (femur) meet. 

Ligaments attach these bones to one another while muscles and tendons provide you with the ability to move your knee in various directions. Cartilage cushions the joint and allows your bones to glide over one another. 

Damage to any of these structures can result in knee pain and limited mobility. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, you may also experience weakness or instability, swelling and stiffness, or popping or crunching noises when you move your knee. 

What causes knee pain?

Dr. Gordon, DC, and the team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine treat many injuries and medical conditions that cause knee pain, including:

  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ligament injuries, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome 
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Sometimes, problems in another part of your body can lead to knee pain. For example, pain in your foot or hip can cause you to alter your gait, which can lead to knee pain over time.

How is knee pain treated without surgery?

If your doctor recommended a joint replacement to treat your knee pain, you may want to get a second opinion at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine. Their expert providers have helped many patients find relief from knee pain without surgery, even in advanced cases of arthritis that involve bone on bone. 

The team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine carefully evaluates your condition and develops an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, treatment may include:

Regenerative medicine

The team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine utilizes advanced regenerative medicine treatment for knee pain, including platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem cell injections. They use high-quality products from Predictive Biotech.

Rehabilitation

The team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine offers in-house physical rehabilitation, including stretches and strengthening exercises to relieve your knee pain and restore normal function. They also provide education about your condition and the steps you can take at home to recover more quickly.

To find out how regenerative medicine and rehabilitation can reduce your knee pain while avoiding the downtime and risk of infection involved with surgery, call Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine or book an appointment online today.