Hartman Family Wellness
Dr. Justin Hartman, DC
Located in Colleyville, TX
Knee pain is the second most common form of chronic pain that millions of Americans experience each year. Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most well-known causes. At Hartman Family Wellness, Dr. Justin Hartman diagnoses and treats this prevalent cause of chronic knee pain with innovative methods. The unique set of services that he offers helps to regrow the cartilage for a permanent solution to your knee pain. If you’d like to learn more about how to relieve your osteoarthritis-related chronic pain, call or use the online booking tool and schedule an appointment at Dr. Hartman's Colleyville, Texas office today.
Knee Pain Q & A
How does knee osteoarthritis cause knee pain?
Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in your knee joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is the firm, slippery tissue that permits smooth joint motion. In cases of knee osteoarthritis, your knee cartilage becomes rough due to chronic wear and tear. Eventually, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone, which causes painful symptoms.
What are the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis?
Knee osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of the condition include:
- Loss of flexibility
- Grating sensation
- Bone spurs
What are risk factors that increase my risk of knee pain caused by knee osteoarthritis?
There are a variety of factors that can increase your risk of developing painful symptoms caused by knee osteoarthritis, including:
- Older age
- Sex (women have a higher risk)
- Joint injuries
- Bone deformities (usually from birth)
- Certain occupations that place repetitive stress on your knee joints can also increase your risk.
How do you diagnose knee pain caused by knee osteoarthritis?
Dr. Hartman assesses your knee pain in the clinic by asking you questions about your symptoms and performing a comprehensive physical exam. He typically offers a knee osteoarthritis diagnosis after viewing a digital X-ray of your knee in the clinic. X-Ray findings correlating to osteoarthritis include: joint space narrowing, bone spurs and calcium deposits and cysts underneath the cartilage.
How do you treat knee pain caused by knee osteoarthritis?
The whole purpose of our program is to help the cartilage to regenerate over 90 days. We will have you come into the clinic one time per week for 12 weeks to do our in-clinic protocol while having you use home therapy equipment at home while following our exercise and nutrition curriculum that you will have access to every day when you enroll in our program.
For your in-clinic protocol, you will be using our state of the art decompression traction machine specifically designed for the knee. This machine opens up the joint space allowing for healing of the bone and cartilage to occur.
For your home protocol, you will be using low level light therapy equipment along with a nerve re-education device to enhance nitric oxide production and accelerate healing on the cellular level helping with DNA repair and stem cell reproduction every day for 90 days from the comfort of your own home.
We have a process that works with proven equipment that is backed with research.
Come in for your discounted $49 consultation and exam with digital X-Rays and let us show you how we can help you with your knee condition. You will also receive a free trial treatment so that we can be sure that you are a good candidate for our program.