Knee Pain Specialist

Advocate Integrated Medicine

Physical Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Johnson City, TN

Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain that can affect children and adults alike. To find out what’s causing your knee pain and get treatment, visit Advocate Integrated Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. The integrated medical team offers comprehensive exams and treatment for all causes of knee pain. Get in for an exam and treatment by scheduling an appointment online or calling the office today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Knee pain can occur because of trauma, overuse, or wear-and-tear to your knee. Possible causes of knee pain include:


  • Tendinitis, including patellar and iliotibial (IT) band tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Patellar tracking issues
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains on the inside or outside of your knee
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Arthritis


Knee injuries tend to present with pain and discomfort at specific areas of the knee, such as inside the joint, below or behind the kneecap, or on the sides of the knee. These factors help your provider determine which structures of your knee are involved in your pain.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Knee injuries can range in severity from mild discomfort and dysfunction to severe damage from trauma or arthritis. Common signs of knee injuries include:


  • Popping, clicking, or locking of the knee
  • Swelling and bruising
  • An inability to bear weight
  • A feeling that your knee may give out or buckle
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Tenderness at specific points around your knee
  • Pain that’s worse with certain activities, like running or jumping


Your provider at Advocate Integrated Medicine evaluates all of your symptoms during your consultation to narrow down the potential causes of your pain.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Your provider begins every visit for knee pain with a thorough consultation and physical exam. They perform specific orthopedic tests to identify the source of your pain and movements or activities that may make it worse. In some cases, they may refer you for X-rays or an MRI to rule out complications, like fractures or ligament tears. After your exam, your provider explains your diagnosis and which treatment options are best for your condition.

How is knee pain treated?

Knee pain treatment options vary depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Possible treatment approaches may include:


  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Athletic taping or bracing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections


Advocate Integrated Medicine works to provide you with the best treatment possible based on your needs and lifestyle. As a collaborative team, they may combine multiple therapies to give you the maximum benefits during your visits.


Set up an exam for your knee pain now by calling Advocate Integrated Medicine or booking online.