Knee pain from running is a common occurrence that active people experience causing temporary or chronic pain. If you are a runner, or any other type of athlete, we understand that your active lifestyle is important to you. Living with pain doesn’t have to be a way of life. But your decision to find a solution is a choice.
At Apex Physical Medicine, we have helped runners and other athletes with their knee pain injuries. Many reasons may contribute to mild or severe knee pain:
- Traumatic Fall
- Misaligned Bones
- Overused Knee or Overstretched Tendons
- Feet Problems
Often times when people experience back pain, they want to baby their body with rest. While this is often a very good idea, if done for more than a couple of days, it may end up being counterproductive. There are some exercises that are essential to restore and retain good spinal health while alleviating lower back pain.
How Apex Physical Medicine Can Help Knee Pain From Running And Other Activities
Trigger points are hyper-irritable areas that feel like knots. Often patients feel limited movement. They can also experience weakness in their muscles. These symptoms may prevent normally active individuals from leading normal lives. Properly administered injections can lessen or remove the symptoms that occur in the knee.
However, before making a diagnosis, our team at Apex Physical Medicine will exam your knee and then discuss what may have caused the injury. If we find that trigger point injections are the proper diagnosis, then your therapy will begin immediately. A qualified professional administers this holistic approach to begin your recovery. One of the biggest benefits you will find with trigger point injections is that there is no additional downtime. In fact, relief could come sooner than you expect.
When Should You Call Apex Physical Medicine?
Symptoms that should prompt you to call are if your knee is swollen, tender knee, or hasredness knee. Left untreated your knee pain could progress and even become debilitating. If your knee pain from running or any other reason has been nagging you for a while and is prohibiting you from maintaining an active lifestyle, call today to set an appointment.