Do you have KNEE PAIN? Is it from an injury or it could be lateral patella tracking, a torn medial or lateral meniscus, degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis? Let the Doctors at Trinity diagnose your knee pain. We will start with a detailed exam, X-rays and possibly an MRI. Once we diagnose your problem, we can treat for the appropriate condition.
Joint degeneration, also known as osteoarthritis, can be treated with Hyalgan. Hyalgan injections are administered by a Medical Doctor and given in a series of 5. This series is given every week on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Once the series of injections has begun, you must return for subsequent injections on the same day each week. You should be prepared to commit to 5 consecutive weeks in order for the treatment to be most effective. Studies indicate that potential pain relief received from the series of injections can last up to 6 months; however, results vary with each patient.
If we determine your knee pain is not due to degenerative joint disease, it may be from irregular patellar tracking (patellar tracking is when the kneecap shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens). It can be treated with Physical Therapy, Neuromuscular re-education and Chiropractic care, all done here in our office.
Symptoms of patellar tracking are:
A tear in the lateral or medial meniscus can occur when an individual causes damage to the cartilage in the knee. Meniscus tears can be verified with CT Scan or MRI. If it is determined that a tear is present, you will be referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon and then return to our office in 2 weeks for Physical Therapy.
Symptoms of a meniscus tear may include any of the following: