Are you looking for an experienced clinic with dependable knee pain treatment in Chattanooga?
Bryn Medical is the perfect choice for you. Our team of medical providers and healthcare professionals work closely within a single facility to offer our patients the most effective combination of care for those experiencing knee pain.
We at Bryn Medical understand how debilitating chronic knee pain can be.
If you’re suffering from painful or achy knees, – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.
You may have tried stretching, resting, heat, ice, maybe even just pushing through it – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!
If you are experiencing this type of knee pain, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Knee Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see in our Chattanooga physical medicine clinic.
When presented with invasive and expensive options, such as knee replacement surgery and continual use of pain medications, it seems like there are no good, nor long-term solutions for your pain relief.
As one of the strongest and most complex joints in your body, your knees handle a considerable amount of strain, stress and wear and tear every day.
Not only do they hold your full body weight every time you take a step, but they also support 5x greater load every time you jog, jump or even go up stairs.
Regardless of the cause, whether from an accident, a new or old injury from years ago, or unknow reasons, all knee pain can lead to increased friction which creates continual wear-and-tear on the knee. This causes inflammation and swelling which can create more damage. This is called knee arthritis (knee joint inflammation). Over time, knee arthritis causes breakdown in that joint.
The first step is to pinpoint the exact mechanism of why your knee pain is occurring by evaluating your knee, its function, then develop a blueprint of exactly what has happened and the degree of damage.
There are many potential causes of knee pain. A proper diagnosis is crucial to ensuring you receive the most effective treatment for your condition.
Knee pain symptoms can vary in type and severity. Some of the symptoms that benefit from an orthopedic evaluation by a knee pain specialist at Bryn Medical include:
Bryn Medical is proud to have one of the most effective treatment protocols to date for those who suffer from chronic KNEE PAIN and DISCOMFORT.
Our proprietary Knee Renewal Program is designed to tackle underlying knee issues, then stabilize and rebuild your knee joint function and ability so that you can get BACK INTO ACTION doing the things you love WITHOUT PAIN.
Consultation and Blueprint built revealing how and why your knee is not functioning properly or not healing.
Detailed and Personalized Action Plan designed to stabilize, rebuild and restore your knee joint & function.
Gentle Knee Decompression treatments to restore proper joint space and increase mobility.
Precise chiropractic adjustments (knee, pelvis) to correct alignment and body weight distribution.
Physical therapy to increase the natural, pain-free range of motion of the knee joint.
Ultrasonic, focused energy treatments targeting the knee joint and supporting tissues.
(if qualified) Enriched plasma knee injection to support your knee joint tissues and lubrication.
Bryn Medical's “Signature Eight” – 8 knee-specific rebuilding & strengthening protocols.
Bryn Medical's prescribed ‘at-home’ rebuilding exercises (just 5 minutes at home each day)
(if qualified) Joint injection utilizing the latest natural medicine to lubricate your knee joint, reduce swelling & support tissue repair.
If you are a candidate for the Bryn Medical Knee Recovery Program, most patients feel relief beginning after the first few treatments. After the first stage of your program, the majority of patients feel dramatic relief and have returned to regular activities, including stairs, walking/jogging, and more natural knee motions.
The short answer if our treatment affects knee bursitis is: yes!
Knee bursitis is a condition that occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae become inflamed. These sacs act as cushions between the knee bones, tendons, and muscles around the knee joint, helping to reduce friction during movement. Specifically in the knee, several bursae aid in smooth joint motion, but when one or more of these sacs become irritated or inflamed, it can lead to discomfort, swelling, and limited mobility. Factors contributing to knee bursitis may include repetitive stress, direct trauma to the knee joint, or an underlying condition like knee arthritis or gout. Bursitis can affect anyone but is more common among athletes, individuals who engage in repetitive kneeling, and those with a history of joint issues.
Conservative approaches to treat bursitis and the affected joint aims to reduce the inflamed bursa, relieve pain, and restore normal function in the affected area. The initial approach typically involves the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), which helps alleviate swelling and discomfort. Our physical medicine protocols and therapy exercises can strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee, improving joint stability and promoting a faster recovery, all while reducing bursitis pain. To prevent bursitis from recurring, it’s crucial to identify and address the underlying causes, such as modifying activities that place excessive stress on the knee, using proper protective gear during sports, and maintaining a healthy body weight to reduce pressure on the joints.
Because every individual that comes to Bryn Medical is different, our Accelerated Joint Recovery Protocol is personalized for each patient.
Our team of healthcare providers have decades of experience and deploy a protocol pulling from nearly a dozen proven treatment modalities.
The aim of the Accelerated Joint Recovery Protocol is to restore function, increase the health of the tissues and joints, decreasing pain, while being back functionality.
We want to see you living an active life!
A torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury happens when the ACL in your knee gets damaged or torn (‘ACL tear’). The ACL is a strong band of tissue that connects your thigh bone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia) and helps keep your knee stable when you move. When this ligament gets torn (ACL injury), it can cause a lot of pain and make it hard to move your knee.
Some common causes of a torn ACL include playing sports (ex: football tackle) or doing activities that involve sudden stops, quick changes in direction, or jumping and landing. Sports like basketball, soccer, and football have a higher risk of ACL injuries because they involve these types of movements. Accidents, like falling or getting hit in the knee, can also cause a torn ACL.
There are a few symptoms or warning signs that might suggest someone has torn their ACL. These can include:
If you think you or someone else has a torn ACL, it’s important to get it checked out right away.
Why put yourself through surgery if it can be avoided. Knee replacement surgery can be very expensive and reports of the total cost of this procedure vary with the hospital, physician and demographic region of the country. Most major insurance companies including Medicare cover knee replacements. According to the published statistics, the average cost of a knee replacement exceeds $45,000.
The pain management experts at Bryn Medical specialize in the treatment of chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis and offer an innovative non-surgical knee pain relief program that can relieve your discomfort and restore joint function and motion.
Contact Bryn Medical today to learn more about your knee joint pain, as well as see if you are a candidate for our Accelerated Joint Recovery Protocol.