You Don't Have to Live With Knee Pain

Temecula's Leading Knee Pain Relief and Treatment Specialists

7 Myths About Arthritis and Joint Pain That Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

You’ve tried everything to fix your arthritis and joint pain. Medication and injections just haven’t worked! You don’t want surgery.
 

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We’ve spent the past two decades helping people with chronic knee pain feel better and healthier than ever through highly effective, non-invasive medical techniques.

Don't Allow Chronic Knee Pain to Take Away the Things You Love

The life-altering impact of chronic knee pain affects roughly one out of four people. For most of these individuals, their condition developed slowly, causing mild discomfort while walking. However, with time, knee conditions can develop into debilitating pain that stops you from doing the things you love.
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We believe understanding why you're in pain is our first step to customizing a treatment plan that alleviates your pain instead of masking it or aggravating it further. If you want to deal with your knee condition without causing more pain, we can help. Our knee pain Temecula clinic can help you find minimally invasive solutions to get you back on your feet, pain-free.
Start here: Discover What Knee Pain is and What Causes It
The knee joint is complex, consisting of bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage that work together to provide stability and facilitate movement. Knee pain can stem from various sources, but two primary culprits are injuries and arthritis. 

Read on to uncover more about how arthritis and injuries can impact your knees and mobility.

Meet Your Pain Relief Team

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Our pain relief professionals here at Vitality Integrative Wellness are passionate about helping you find long-lasting solutions to complicated health problems. Led by licensed medical providers and licensed chiropractors, we work as a team. We don't just look at one aspect of your pain -- we evaluate the whole body to diagnose the root of the problem. Taking this approach, our highly-trained staff of healthcare providers can expedite your body's recovery - which means you can enjoy an improved quality of life.

Customizing treatment to your specific needs is an integral part of our healthcare philosophy. During your initial visit, we will meet with you to review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive evaluation. Once we have identified the source of your pain, we can develop a plan for effective and long-term relief. Whether you suffer from back pain, knee pain, sciatica, or neuropathy, we’ll work together to find a real solution and help you live your best life, pain-free.

A Real Solution Calls for an Integrative Approach

At Vitality Integrative Wellness, we treat knee pain by taking a close look at what we like to call “the big three” muscle, nerve, and bone. It’s the only way to uncover the root cause of your pain and know the best way to treat it. This approach is what makes integrative medicine different from traditional medicine. Instead of focusing on the symptoms or pain management, we're treating the root cause of your pain. Here are some of our treatment options for knee pain:

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Reverse destructive inflammation with natural cells that heal and repair damaged joints.

Regenerative medicine is great for:

  • Peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling, or burning of the legs and feet)
  • Ligament or tendon tears
  • Cartilage degeneration or cartilage damage (tears, etc.)
  • Bursitis Tendonitis
  • Knee pain or knee arthritis (loss of meniscal cartilage)
Red light therapy is an effective tool in alleviating pain

Cold Laser Therapy

Stimulate the cells of damaged tissue to reduce inflammation and pain, improve nerve function and vascular activity, and promote healing.

Cold Laser is Great for: 

  • Pain
  • Swelling
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Chiropractic Care

Realigning the body, restoring joint function, and improving overall biomechanics are all things that chiropractic care focuses on when treating chronic pain. to no recovery time or powerful pain medications.

Chiropractic care is great for:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Back pain and spinal conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Pain

Why Choose Regenerative Medicine?

We employ the latest technology and therapies in combination with regenerative and integrative medicine to help our patients resume active, fulfilling lives.

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Uncover the Root Cause of Your Pain

Traditional knee pain treatment methods often focus on symptoms. We take a different approach. Our team of integrative experts will identify the root cause of your pain such as injury, illness, and lifestyle factors. This helps us decide which combination of treatments is most appropriate for your condition
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Holistic and Personalized Strategies

We believe in taking a holistic approach to treating your chronic knee pain. We'll help you discover what's causing your pain and create a multidisciplinary plan that tackles your knee pain from all angles. Using a combination of treatments allows us to target the exact point of your pain and promote self-healing.
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Long-term health and wellness:

Temecula knee pain relief is closer than you thought. Most of our treatment plans also include a rehabilitation program to make sure you get the best results you can. By looking at the whole picture, we use a combination of treatments to help you achieve sustainable results that last.

Our integrative practice combines the best knee pain treatments and regenerative medicine in Temecula to get you back on your feet, pain-free.

During your intake consultation, we'll ask you several questions designed to take us to the root of your chronic pain. We’ll follow up with comprehensive testing that helps us locate the root cause, and that’s what we treat. What we typically find is that the most common causes of chronic knee pain in our patients stem from sports injuries or arthritis.

Injuries

Injuries

Sports injuries can have a major impact on the knee joint, causing discomfort and limited mobility. We find that combining integrative therapies is the most effective strategy to relieve chronic knee pain, all while helping you recover mobility without causing further damage.

What are sports injuries?

Common types of sports injuries include sprains, strains, ligament tears, and other injuries that can occur as a result of various factors, such as sudden twists, impact, or repetitive stress on the knee.

Does your pain feel like a sports injury?

If you are experiencing swelling, bruising, pain, instability, and difficulty bearing weight, these are common indicators of knee injuries, and it is recommended that you see a medical professional to get assessed.

Arthtitis

Arthtitis

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types of arthritis to affect the knee joint. Both forms can result in significant discomfort, restricted movement, and joint deterioration. As with our treatment for sports injuries, the best way to help people with arthritis is to use a combination of knee-specific treatments and functional medicine.

Learn More About Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common, degenerative joint disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by the gradual degradation of joint cartilage, which is the smooth and flexible tissue that covers the ends of bones within a joint. Osteoarthritis is more common in women over the age of 50. The loss of cartilage leads to several debilitating symptoms, including pain, inflammation, and stiffness.

The Hidden Dangers of Conventional Knee Pain Treatments

The top prescribed treatments for knee pain include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. While these treatments may provide temporary relief, they come with their fair share of risks and dangers. Additionally, most of these treatments are only a band-aid. The effects don’t last because they don’t treat the root cause. This is why we recommend trying less invasive options first, including the more holistic approach of regenerative medicine, before settling for surgery or a lifetime of pain medication.
Learn More About Conventional Treatment & Their Risks

It is crucial to consider these hidden dangers before opting for conventional knee pain treatments.

Cortisone Injections

Made from superpower anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections are used to help mask the painful symptoms of your knee injury. You can go 3–6 months without feeling your knee pain, but the injury doesn't go away. You just can't feel it. While that might sound like a good thing, it's frankly misleading.

Here's why:

  • Cortisone injections mask pain and don't address the root cause of your pain. So, while you're walking around pain-free, your knee is still experiencing wear and tear. Once that injection wears off, you're going to feel the new pain and the side effects of cortisone. Moreover, cortisone injections do not promote healing or rehabilitation like regenerative medicine.
  • Additionally, relying on cortisone injections as a long-term solution can lead to a cycle of dependency. Each time the pain returns, you may feel the need to get another injection, further delaying the necessary treatment.
  • Corticosteroid injections can also weaken the surrounding muscles and tendons, increasing the risk of further injury.
  • The trouble with cortisone injections is that they will block the "good" inflammation, which normally signals your brain to send out healing stem cells to treat the affected area. Inflammation is painful, which is why we recommend regenerative treatments that signal the healing of stem cells while also soothing painful inflammation.

All in all, it is essential to address the root cause of the pain and seek appropriate treatment to ensure long-term relief and prevent further damage, and cortisone does not do that.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee surgery is even more problematic, and while some find relief with knee surgery, it could have been avoided in most cases. The truth is, when undergoing invasive and painful knee surgery, there isn't a guarantee that you won't have to go through any other operations or that the pain will stay away. Knee replacements don't last forever. If you are in your 50s or younger and are considering a knee replacement, you should consider that it will need to be replaced in 10 to 15 years.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an integral part of rehabilitation, but it may not address the underlying causes of knee pain on its own. Adminstrated by someone who isn't trained in treating chronic knee pain, it could also lead to overexertion and worsening of symptoms if not done correctly.

We Do Things Differently

At Vitality Integrative Wellness, we define success one patient at a time, but our goal is always the same: optimal health and wellness. Through an integrative approach and with the help of state-of-the-art technology and treatments, we help get our patients back to living full and active lives.

Knee Pain: Is Integrative Medicine a Solution?

We believe in the body's ability to heal itself, which is why at Vitality Integrative Wellness, we don’t just use one type of treatment. By using a combination of treatments, we take a more holistic approach to chronic pain that combines regenerative medicine with alternative rehabilitation therapies to provide comprehensive care for individuals suffering from chronic knee pain. Why? By considering all aspects of a person's condition, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, integrative medicine can help restore balance and support healing. Not to mention, it helps you get ahead of pain and prevent your condition from worsening.

Find Out How Integrative Medicine Can Help You Find Knee Pain Relief
Integrative Medicine is a Combination of Treatments Designed to Target, Heal, and Rehab Chronic Knee Conditions

Conventional treatment methods for knee pain often mask the pain and don't address the root cause. That's because most traditional Western medicine is symptom-centered. At our integrative knee pain clinic in Temecula, we do things a little differently. We prioritize treatments that not only manage pain but also support your body's innate ability to heal. How?

We'll work with you to identify the underlying issues causing your knee pain, whether it be from an injury, overuse, or a chronic condition. By addressing the root cause of knee pain, we can create a personalized treatment plan that focuses on rehabilitating your knee and improving your overall quality of life. For instance, if you have arthritis in the knee, we won't give you a cortisone injection and send you on your way. We'll determine if we can prevent any further degradation of your knee while boosting your body's innate ability to heal itself. This might be done with regenerative medicine treatments such as tissue allograft therapy or prolotherapy. We'll then prescribe integrative treatments to support the rehabilitation of your knee, such as chiropractic care or cold laser therapy.

Our integrative approach combines regenerative and integrative medicine alongside supportive alternative therapies to provide you with the most comprehensive care possible.

Don't just mask the pain; let us help you heal and get back to doing the things you love.

Three Steps to Better Health

We use a three-step process to lay the groundwork for your functional medicine journey.

  1. Our treatments are so successful because we begin by asking the right questions. During your initial visit, we will review your complete medical history and conduct a comprehensive exam to get a full picture of your health.
  2. We'll follow up with a review of your history by our integrated medical team and order diagnostic tests to get to the root of your symptoms.
  3. Based on our conversation and findings, we develop a care plan uniquely tailored to your needs. Our multidisciplinary approach gets you feeling better faster and back to living your best life.

We believe in this approach because it focuses on addressing the underlying causes of your pain rather than just managing the symptoms. By targeting the cause you get longer-lasting relief.

Explore Your Knee Pain Treatment Options

When it comes to treating chronic knee pain, conventional treatments are often disproportionately aggressive. Over more than eighteen years of providing medical care to patients, we have discovered that the vast majority of patients do not require surgical intervention. Plus, pain management treatments like cortisone shots only served to mask the pain and make their condition worse. But to make matters even more confusing for patients, we usually find that most knee conditions aren't nearly as bad as their doctors told them. 

Thankfully, in most cases, we can use functional medicine to help patients avoid surgery, regain mobility, and avoid the side-effects that come with pain management medications.

Learn about our minimally invasive treatment options
Our Knee Pain Treatments Include:

Regenerative Medicine

As a relatively new field in the US, regenerative medicine is frequently overlooked by doctors despite its promising effects. Regenerative medicine, has the potential to help you get back on your feet quickly by treating the cause, not masking the pain. When combined with rehabilitation, regenerative therapies offer a powerful solution to knee pain. We offer the best knee pain treatment in Temecula with and can provide multiple forms of regenerative medicine to help people living with chronic knee pain experience long-lasting relief, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: is a procedure that injects the patient's blood platelets into the knee joint to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.

Prolotherapy: is a regenerative medicine that uses a solution of dextrose and other substances that are injected into the knee to help stimulate new tissue growth and reduce pain.

Tissue Allograft therapy: is a procedure that involves injecting umbilical cord-derived Wharton’s Jelly into the needed area. The injection encourages tissue regeneration.

Ozone therapy: is an innovative treatment that utilizes ozone gas to promote healing and alleviate pain. There are a few methods of administering O3, including injections to target specific areas of the body.

Prolotherapy therapy: is a vitamin-rich anti-inflammatory solution liquid injection of procaine, vitamins, and minerals into painful areas of the body followed by an injection of ozone. The therapy has been used for more than 40 years as an injection technique used to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can help treat the cause and help a knee that is healing. Pressure on nerves can cause pain and inflammation in almost every joint in the body. Chiropractic care can safely reduce nerve pressure so the body can heal faster. This helps reduce the need for drugs or painful cortisone injections.

We Dig Deep to Find The Right Approach to Your Treatment

Treating knee pain requires more than an one-size-fits-all all approach. With the help of your comprehensive intake consultation, we can determine which combination of these treatments will be most beneficial to you, to maximize the healing process while offering you sustainable, chronic knee pain relief.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is sometimes known as “Class IIIb” laser therapy. It uses specific light wavelengths to penetrate damaged tissue and initiate the healing process. Our medical team can choose the exact depth that the laser will penetrate to target the root of your pain. When the laser comes in contact with the tissue, the body produces adenosine triphosphate- a compound our cells use for energy. This process stimulates the damaged cells, resulting in healing, reduced pain, and improved nerve function and vascular activity.

Why Educate Yourself?

At Vitality Integrative Wellness, we believe in empowering our clients. Understanding the risks associated with surgical procedures and medications and knowing that you have safe and effective non-invasive options is the first step toward making choices that align with your long-term well-being. Our commitment is not just to help stop your pain but to guide you on a journey to long-term relief.


Two Brothers. Two Different Treatment Paths.

Dan's Journey to Pain-Free at 74
Dan was desperate to avoid the complications of major surgery. His knee pain was so bad that he couldn't sleep at night. But after starting treatment with us, he started to see a significant improvement after about a month. Now, he's still getting better every day. In his own words, "I walk at least a mile every night. I'm a spry 74-year-old." 

What is interesting about Dan’s story is that his twin brother chose knee surgery and is still struggling needlessly with pain. 

So there you have it. If you're struggling with knee pain, regenerative medicine could be the solution you've been looking for. It's less invasive, it's more natural, and it could be easier on your wallet. But most importantly, it works.

Just ask Dan.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What treatment options are available for knee pain at Vitality?

Our holistic approach integrates various modalities, including regenerative medicine, massage therapy, chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and functional medicine, to provide a solution to the root cause of a patient’s pain so the pain does not return.

What makes Vitality's approach to knee pain unique?

Our clinic is designed to foster communication between all of our healthcare professionals, as our patients are usually working with multiple providers to meet their needs. This integrative approach to your treatment means you see improvements faster and stay in recovery longer.

How do I know if I need professional treatment for knee pain?

We treat pain, whether it's just coming on or you've been in pain for years. However, there are certain knee pain "red flags" you should look out for, including:

  • You are unable to bear weight on your knee or bend it beyond 90 degrees

  • If you don't feel confident, you can put weight on your knee without it giving out, or you believe it is unstable. 

  • If you cannot find relief and your knee pain is not responding to rest, elevation, ice, or other home treatments.

  • You see a visible deformity in your leg or knee.

  • If you feel tenderness in your calf, this could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis, and this needs medical attention.

  • Swelling along with redness in your knee, coupled with a general feeling of fatigue and possibly a temperature, may indicate an infection and should be checked by a doctor right away.

  • Swelling and redness persist even after elevating your leg.

How can I schedule an appointment for knee pain treatment?

We’re happy to help you take your first pain-free steps to sustainable chronic knee pain management. When you’re ready you can request a consultation here.

How long until I notice the results?

The simple answer is very quickly. Usually 1-2 days for minor conditions and up to 3-4 weeks for more complicated conditions. The typical patient will notice 30-50% improvement by the 4th or 5th week after the procedure. Every patient responds differently so It is difficult to determine precisely how quickly you will respond.

Are results permanent?

This is a highly complex question. Assuming that you are consistent with treatments, then yes, the results are long-lasting. The treatments in our office are meant to fix the underlying root problem of a patient's pain so the pain does not come back, it is not like a steroid injection which is something that will wear off after a few weeks or months. That being said, nothing within your body can be considered permanent. Remember, our cells are constantly growing, changing, and dying. Life happens, and spontaneous injuries can occur, but by sticking to the personalized treatment plan, you can live a fulfilling life free of pain.

Does insurance cover this?

We will be sure to verify your insurance during your consultation. If you do not have insurance coverage, we have several financing options. Depending on the treatment plan created for you, some services may be covered by your insurance and some may not. Before starting care we will let you your out-of-pocket costs. 
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27699 Jefferson Ave Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590

Knee Pain: Is Integrative Medicine a Solution?

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