Advanced Arthritis Relief Program
This program is covered by most insurance plans. We are one of less than 50 healthcare clinics nationwide licensed to offer The Advanced Arthritis Relief Program. The only office in Springfield and surrounding area.
The AARP program is a unique approach to the non-surgical treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knees. By combining a healthcare team consisting of Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Rehab Therapists, and others we are able to gain a collaborative approach to your care. By utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art medical devices such as digital x-ray, PRP, Viscosupplementation, custom engineered knee unloading braces and more we are able to leverage the latest medical devices to assist in your treatment and care.
At Meek Integrative Health Center we strive to help our patients avoid surgery and regain their optimum function and quality of life. Call today for a FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION-(417) 887-0340
What is knee pain?
The knee is a large, complex joint that allows you to walk, run, jump, and climb. It’s also prone to a multitude of injuries and conditions that can lead to pain, including ligament tears and arthritis.
Most of the time, minor knee pain resolves with self-care measures like ice and resting the knee. If your knee pain is severe or persists despite home treatment, the team at Meek Integrative Health Center can help.
What causes knee pain?
A wide variety of problems can cause knee pain. People who are overweight are at greater risk for developing knee pain. Participating in sports that require a lot of running, jumping, or making sudden changes in direction may increase your risk of getting an injury that causes knee pain.
The team at Meek Integrative Health Center treats many common causes of knee pain, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Torn cartilage (meniscus)
- Dislocated kneecap
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
- Torn ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
Sometimes, knee pain can result from something as simple as walking with poor posture or forgetting to warm up before you exercise.
How is knee pain diagnosed?
First, your Meek Integrative Health Center provider asks you to describe your knee pain, including whether it’s dull and aching or sharp and stabbing, as well as any other symptoms you have. They carefully review your medical history and examine your knee.
Your provider checks to see how far you can move your leg in different directions and may push or pull on the knee joint. Depending on what they observe, they may take imaging tests, such as an X-ray or musculoskeletal ultrasound.
How is knee pain treated?
After they diagnose your condition, the team at Meek Integrative Health Center develops an individualized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, natural treatment for knee pain may include:
- Physical therapy
- Functional exercise
- Weight loss program
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
The team specializes in regenerative therapy techniques, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
For advanced, integrative knee pain treatment, call Meek Integrative Health Center or book an appointment online today.