Knee Pain Relief Therapy Chesterfield MO
Knee pain is truly a pain. Whether a simple cut, a broken bone or a torn ligament, recovering from a knee injury is absolutely a no-fun healing period. Knees are the largest and most complex joint in the body and encompass bones (femur, tibia & patella), cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, joint capsule and bursa. Apart from being the largest most complex joint in the body, the knee may very likely be the most stressed of all body joints as well. As such, the knee is crucial for movement and so very exposed to injury.
Treating Acute Knee Pain
The most common injuries to the knee are strains and sprains to the ligaments with the ACL & MCL being the most common. Meniscus tears usually happen when the knee gets twisted. Fractures, of course, happen from a direct hit and the most common bone to break in this area is the kneecap. Treatments for these most common of knee injuries include the following:
- RICE-Rest, ice, (gentle) compression & elevation
- Medication-OTC or prescription
- Medical evaluation for severity of injury
- Physical therapy
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Crutches, knee scooter
Your knee is fluid-filled capsule that joins 3 major leg bones and the kneecap together. If the knee takes a direct hit, it is likely a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention.
Effective Pain Relief from Knee Injuries
If you’ve been involved in a car accident resulting in any discomfort to the knee area, call 636.735.3577 for an immediate appointment with our doctors at P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers. We have two locations for your convenience and are usually able to accommodate requests for immediate care.