Knee Pain Treatment in Bel Air, MD

Do I need surgery for my knee pain?

There are many knee injuries where chiropractic and physical therapy will be able to heal the injury with no surgery. There are many injuries where surgery could have been avoided if treatment was obtained early in the injury.

How do I know if surgery is needed?

The only way for you to know is to have a professional opinion.  Our doctors will perform an exam and order x-rays or MRI’s as needed.  Once our doctors have the needed information they will give customize the treatment plan that is right for you and your condition.

Our providers will use multiple services and techniques that work best for you and your condition. Chiropractic adjustments, decompression, physical therapy such as electric stim and manual therapy, physical therapy exercises, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

No matter the cause, to fully overcome your knee pain; make the trusted professionals at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab part of your treatment plan.

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Knee Pain Treatment Client Testimonials

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason. I took her to the orthopedic surgeon who told me she had “sliding knee caps” and recommended physical therapy. With working full-time and taking care of three children I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit this into my schedule. I noticed Dr. Lee’s office as I brought my other daughter to an eye appointment and called. To my surprise Dr. Lee answered the phone himself. He gave me an appointment the very next week at a convenient time. Since then we have had a wonderful experience. Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress. I have and will continue to recommend him to my family, friends, and co-workers.
Heather, 13

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains including pain in my knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, and back. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments. He took x-rays and explained to me why I’m having these aches and pains – some pain was due to overuse/misuse; some because I’m a mother of two small children. After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too! Overall I’m in much better health.
Amy, 31

The Knee and Sports

The knees are a complicated joint and in sports are often injured.

  • Why injuries occur in sports
    • the foot is planted and the body to change directions rapidly,
    • example: basketball
  • What is the most common knee injury?
    • Usually injury will occur to the ACL with a sudden hyper extension or rotational force.
    • Three common sports where ACL injuries occur.
      • Soccer,
      • Skiing
      • Football
    • What will I feel when I have injured my knee?
      • Often the injured athlete will feel a “pop” in the knee and have sudden pain.
      • The athlete may or may not fall to the ground.
      • Skiers will usually fall.
      • A soccer player or basketball player in mid-stride stopping suddenly and pivoting can suffer an ACL tear and still often be able to walk.
      • The knee often swells after an ACL injury.
    • Are knee injuries simple?
      • No, it is not uncommon for multiple knee structures to be hurt in an injury.
      • An ACL, MCL and lateral meniscal injury is a common “triad.”
      • The knee is a complicated joint multiple injuries are common 

Anatomy of the Knee

Understanding injuries of the knee means we need an anatomy lesson.

  • The knee joint is a junction of three bones. The femur and the tibia meet to form a hinge joint. In front of them is the patella (kneecap). The patella sits over the other bones and slides when the leg moves.
  • The ends of the three bones are covered with articular cartilage. This is a tough elastic material that basically cushions the joint. Also helping to cushion the knee are two C-shaped pads of cartilage called menisci. They lie between the tibia and the femur. There is a lateral meniscus and a medial meniscus.
  • Ligaments help to stabilize the knee. These are strong elastic bands of tissue that connect one bone to another. The four main stabilizing ligaments of the knee are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
  • There are two basic groups of muscles at the knee. In the front of the knee are the quadriceps muscles that work to straighten the leg out. In the back of the knee are the hamstring muscles which help to flex the knee.
  • The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is important for knee stabilization. This is located deep inside the knee joint.
  • The ACL helps control how far the tibia can move in relationship to the femur. Injuries to the ACL are very common and most of the time are sports related.

Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.

Abingdon MD