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Des Moines Knee Pain Doctor & Physical Therapy – A Non-Surgical Option

Did your knee pain develop suddenly after a sportsinjury or traumatic event?  Have you been struggling with knee pain that doesn’t go away with conservative care? Is your knee pain caused by age?

Not sure if you need to see a Doctor? Try these at-home tips, if they don’t provide relief, make an appointment today!

  • Hot or cold packs: Try ice or heat treatments on the knee.  Place a bag of ice cubes or even frozen vegetables in a towel to protect your skin.  Apply the cold pack to your knee for 20 minutes.  You can re-apply the ice if needed in an hour. You might want to try a warm bath/shower before stretching or exercise to reduce pain and discomfort.
  • OTC Pain Relievers: Aleve, Ibuprofen, Advil and Tylenol are all good options to provide relief of knee pain.
  • Resting the affected area might be all that you need! Back away from your regular exercises program, but still continue day to day activities. Try to avoid staying in one position for too long, and avoid excessive repetitive motions. Be sure to take note of when your pain intensifies with activities to assist your doctor in determining an accurate diagnosis.
  • Stretching and light strength exercises might provide some needed relief.  If you experience pain you should stop immediately and be seen by a doctor. Here are a few you may try!

Time to make an appointment if…

  • You are experiencing intense pain
  • If your pain causes you to limp or if you struggle trying to put weight on that knee
  • Do you hear cracking and popping with movement of the affected area?
  • If you have swelling that’s not going away with resting, icing, and anti-inflammatories
  • Is the pain keeping you up at night?

We have options for you:

We pride ourselves in the variety of non-surgical options we can offer you. These options are what make us unique and gives you an advantage in managing your care.

When you see us for evaluation, we’ll make sure that you leave the office understanding three things:

What is your diagnosis? What are we doing for you today to help you? What is the plan for ongoing treatment, and what does that mean in terms of your return to activity?

Sports Physician services:

  • Acute injury evaluation and care for all age groups
  • Treatment of joint pain, muscle strain, muscle imbalances and sub peak performance
  • Pain-controlled injection therapy, including joint, plantar fascia, epicondylitis and other soft tissue injection
  • Non-operative arthritis care, including injections with corticosteroid, Synvisc or platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Evaluation and management of exercise-related asthma
  • Fracture/stress fracture management
  • Individualized home rehab programs with patient instruction
  • Concussion Evaluation and Management of Sports Related Concussions
  • Diagnostic testing for compartment syndrome
  • Nonsurgical ultrasound-guided tendon debridement for management of conditions such as tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis that are not responding to other forms of non-operative care.

Physical Therapy services:

  • Highly-qualified physical therapists specializing in orthopedic and manual therapies
  • Des Moines’ leading providers of therapy for chronic tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis using ASTYM® and other follow up protocols
  • Integrated Care provided  by a Doctoral and/or Masters level therapist; Stadia does not employ Physical Therapy assistants; we believe you deserve one-on-one care with your “own” Physical Therapist
  • Goal-focused treatment and care plans
  • Physical therapist exclusivity with patient
  • Progression of treatment in efficient and effective manner

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