Treating Your Knee Pain

If you live in the Knoxville, TN area and you have knee pain, you should visit First Choice Integrated Healthcare to get treatment for this pain. Our team consists of Dr. John Barber and Gayanne Ballinger, FNP.  Together they have 34 years of experience in patient care. You can trust in their expertise. Our team’s ‘Whole Person’ approach means that they search for the underlying causes of your pain instead of only providing treatment for the symptoms of your pain.

The Whole Person Approach

It is best to identify any underlying causes for your medical issue and go from there. That is the foundation behind our team’s ‘Whole Person’ Approach. This is especially important since any imbalances in your spine can cause symptoms that might appear to be unrelated to those imbalances.

Rest Is an Important Part of Treating Pain in Knees

Rest is a crucial component of treatment plans for all sorts of pain. As a result, it shouldn’t be too surprising that resting your knee is part of treating pain in it. This rest allows the knee to heal itself more easily and you are likely to recover more quickly and completely if you rest a painful knee. A little rest can go a long way when it comes to pain in your knee or knees.

Putting Heat or Ice on Your Knee Helps Treat the Pain

Heat and ice are common treatment methods for pain in your knees. Applying heat or ice to your painful knee can be slightly more complex than it seems. It is best to apply the ice first, then apply the heat. Our team can assess your knee and give you his professional opinion on the right treatment plan for you.As you can tell, there are plenty of different treatment methods for pain in your knees. One of these methods is physical rehabilitation, commonly known as physical rehab. Physical rehab can work well for some patients. You can talk to us about this treatment method and we can discuss whether or not it is a good choice for you.

PRP or Human Cellular Tissue Products Injections Can Be A Good Treatment Method

Injections – PRP or Human Cellular Tissue Injections is another option to treat persistent knee pain. This treatment can help your knee to heal faster.

The body is very resilient and has the natural ability to heal itself. Unfortunately, if you are dealing with more severe or chronic injuries or conditions you may not be seeing these same natural healing processes happening. In this case, our team can stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities through the use of platelet-rich plasma, which is found within a person’s blood and contains growth factors that aid in healing.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

PRP therapy involves injecting your own platelets into certain areas of the body to stimulate and promote faster healing. Of course, the PRP comes from the patient’s own blood so we will need to take a small sample of blood from the patient’s arm. The blood sample is placed into a centrifuge, where the PRP is separated from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then prepared and injected into the areas of the body that are damaged or injured.

PRP therapy is a great option for promoting healing and reducing pain, discomfort and stiffness caused by knee pain.

Pain in one or both of your knees is quite common. If you are dealing with knee pain and you live in the  Knoxville, TN area, come in and stop by First Choice Integrated Healthcare and see how we can help you. Dr. Barber is ready to provide you with the treatment you need. Give us a call at (865) 577-1213 and make an appointment.

In our future posts, we’ll touch on Human Cellular Tissue Products Injections ( HCTP), as well as helping you manage your neck pain and headaches.

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