If your knee is stiff, swollen, or painful, you’ll probably have trouble carrying out daily activities — including standing, walking and running — and you could be sidelined from your favorite activities. Otoño Silva, MD, founder of Interventional Orthopedics of Washington in Bellevue, Washington, addresses knee pain from a holistic perspective, using supportive therapies and regenerative medicine to heal your knee so it can function better. If you want relief from knee pain and disability, contact the helpful team at Interventional Orthopedics of Washington or use the online form to request a consultation.
Your knee is a complex joint that’s susceptible to injuries because it has to support much of your body’s weight while moving both back and forth and, sometimes, side to side. Landing wrong after a jump, twisting your knee, and overstressing your knee during sports or other repetitive activities can damage essential knee structures, including:
When your knee is swollen, painful, or stiff you can have difficulty carrying out daily functions, such as standing, sleeping, walking, or running.
Engaging in high-impact sports or activities that require jumping, running, or sudden stopping increases your risk of a knee injury. Aging, poor health or repetitive motions such as squatting or kneeling can degrade the knee joint, leading to osteoarthritis or other injuries.
You could also have an underlying medical condition, such as the autoimmune disease lupus or a form of arthritis called gout, that can cause your knee to hurt.
Athletes, weekend warriors, and older women and men have a greater risk of knee injuries. Some of the most common sources of knee pain include:
A painful knee can throw your entire body out of alignment. Treating your knee pain restores mobility and helps your body to function better.
Dr. Silva customizes treatment based on the source of your knee pain. In addition to supportive therapies, such as bracing and physical therapy, he can recommend injectable regenerative treatments that stimulate healing, such as:
Dr. Silva’s approach is to heal your underlying injury rather than simply mask your pain. As a holistic practitioner, he believes dysfunction in one part of the body can negatively affect your other joints.
Conversely, healing an injury not only restores health to that specific area but can also restore balance and health to your entire body.
To find out how to heal the injury or injuries that are causing your knee pain, contact Interventional Orthopedics of Washington today by phone or using the online form.