Knee pain can affect men and women of all ages. The team at Modern Concepts in Fort Mill, South Carolina, provide comprehensive knee pain solutions. To find out what’s causing your knee pain and to get effective relief, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Knee pain can arise from many different parts of your knee. Depending on the location and severity of your pain, your provider can determine which orthopedic tests to perform during your exam to diagnose the cause of your pain.
Common areas of your knee that can cause pain include:
Depending on the location and severity of your knee pain, your provider can identify the cause of your pain. Common causes of knee pain include:
Your provider will ask questions about your knee pain to better understand when it began, or a potential cause — such as a sports injury — and things you do that might make the pain better or worse.
Knee pain is diagnosed based on your medical history and a thorough physical exam. In some cases, your provider may order X-rays or an MRI to identify injured structures in your knee.
During your physical exam, your provider will check the flexibility and range of motion of your knee as well as the strength of the muscles surrounding your knee.
Once your provider has completed your exam and reviewed any necessary imaging, they will make a diagnosis and provides comprehensive treatment recommendations.
For minor knee pain concerns, conservative care is often enough to resolve your discomfort and help your knee function normally. Conservative care usually includes stretches and exercises to improve the flexibility and strength of your knee.
For more complex cases your provider may recommend stem cell treatment, Hyaluronic acid (knee gel) injections or anti-inflammatory medication to relieve inflammation and pain.
If you have knee pain, get effective relief at Modern Concepts by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.
In the United States, more than 50 million men and women suffer from arthritis. The team at Modern Concepts in Fort Mill, South Carolina, offers comprehensive care that can give you relief from joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. To improve your quality of life, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 conditions that cause inflammation and joint pain. The main types of arthritis are categorized based on their general cause. These include:
In degenerative arthritis — commonly called osteoarthritis — the cartilage in your joints wears down after overuse, injuries, or trauma. This is the most common form of arthritis and can affect one or more joints in your body.
Inflammatory arthritis is a group of conditions that cause joint inflammation and pain, among other symptoms. The most common types of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and psoriatic arthritis. Chronic inflammation breaks down the cartilage in your joints, causing pain and stiffness.
Infectious arthritis occurs when a pathogen infects your joint. This can occur from trauma to the joint, a skin infection close to a joint, or a systemic infection that attacks your joint. Infectious arthritis strikes quickly and can cause irreversible damage to your joints if not treated immediately.
Metabolic arthritis is a group of conditions that deposit substances in your joints that can wear down cartilage. Gout, the most common form, deposits uric acid crystals into your joints — often affecting the big toe — and causes pain, redness, and swelling.
If your provider suspects that you have arthritis, you’ll undergo a comprehensive physical exam with a special focus on your joints and related symptoms. Your provider will check your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and perform orthopedic tests on your joints.
Imaging — including X-rays and an MRI — may also be needed if you have pain in multiple joints or have suffered direct trauma to your joints. Based on your exam and any imaging taken, your provider will diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatment based on the type of arthritis you have and the severity of your symptoms.
At Modern Concepts, the medical team takes a comprehensive approach to relieve your arthritis symptoms and slow the progression of your condition. Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms, your provider may begin with conservative care, including physical therapy, exercises, and nutritional counseling.
If your symptoms are more severe, or conservative treatment isn’t enough, your provider may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or injections to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Arthritis can limit your ability to move and enjoy your life, but treatment at Modern Concepts can help. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Back pain is one of the most common causes of pain in the United States, affecting 80% of men and women at some point in their lives. The team at Modern Concepts in Fort Mill, South Carolina, offers comprehensive back pain care that can give you the relief you need. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Many structures in your back can cause pain if they are injured or irritated. Common locations of back pain include your:
Injuries and irritation to these areas can cause a range of sensations, including popping, cracking, throbbing, aching, sharp pain, shooting pain, and an inability to move without pain. If your back is injured, it can limit your ability to lie down, sit comfortably, stand, and walk.
If you’re experiencing back pain, your provider will ask about the location of your pain and what you’re feeling to better determine the cause. Common causes include:
Traumatic injuries, wear and tear, and sudden movements can cause back pain. In some cases, you may even wake up with pain or stand up from a seated position and feel pain.
The cause of your back pain is diagnosed based on your medical history, symptoms, and a comprehensive physical exam. Your provider will ask when your pain started, what may have preceded it, and things you do that may make the pain better or worse.
Your provider will then perform a physical exam. They will assess your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and movements that may irritate or improve your back pain. If your provider suspects arthritis or a herniated disc, they may order X-rays or an MRI.
Based on the results of your examination, your provider will diagnose the cause of your back pain and provide recommendations for treatment.
Your provider will provide treatment recommendations based on the cause of your back pain. In many cases, a combination of chiropractic care and rehab will restore your range of motion, decrease your pain, and strengthen your back.
If you’re suffering from back pain, get relief from the team at Modern Concepts by scheduling a visit online or over the phone today.
Sciatica is one of the most common causes of leg and lower back pain among Americans. The team at Modern Concepts in Fort Mill, South Carolina, can relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. If you want comprehensive treatment for your sciatica, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Sciatica is a condition that causes inflammation of your sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve extends from your lower back to both feet, and it provides control for the muscles in your legs. If you have sciatica, you may experience:
Sciatica typically occurs on one side of your body, though some causes may leave you with pain in both of your legs.
Many conditions can irritate your sciatic nerve and cause sciatic pain. The most common causes of sciatica include:
Any time pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve it can cause symptoms of sciatica. Piriformis syndrome can be excruciatingly painful and is caused by a muscle in your gluteal area compressing the sciatic nerve. More severe cases can involve bulging or herniated discs, which can cause chronic sciatica issues.
Sciatica is diagnosed based on your medical history, a physical exam, and in some cases, imaging, such an X-ray or MRI. First, your provider will ask about your symptoms and how long you’ve had them.
Then your provider will perform a series of orthopedic tests to check your flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion. Some testing may apply pressure to your sciatica nerve and trigger some discomfort.
If your provider suspects arthritis or a disc herniation, X-rays or an MRI may be ordered to understand the extent of your condition. Based on the findings, your provider will diagnose you and recommend treatment options.
In cases of muscle tension or sacroiliac joint dysfunction, your provider may recommend physical rehab, including exercises and specialized stretches to relieve pressure on your sciatic nerve.
If your sciatica is caused by arthritis or a disc injury, your provider may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or injections to relieve pain and reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve.
To get relief from your sciatica pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Modern Concepts today.