remedy painful knees at the dr. reuter clinic

for the active or older adult, knee pain is nothing new. You might experience aches or pain from daily activities like jogging, squatting, bending, or lifting—but you can’t leave knee pain up to chance. 

fortunately, our in-house orthopedic expert dr. helge schmitz has over twenty-five years of experience dealing with various orthopedic issues. if you’re suffering from acute or chronic knee pain, please contact the Dr. reuter clinic and book an appointment today.

common symptoms of knee problems

knee pain can sometimes occur suddenly or gradually depending on factors such as your age and activity level. where you experience knee pain will also vary depending on which bodily structures are involved. if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, book an appointment for diagnosis with dr. helge schmitz at the dr. reuter clinic.

pain

pain

knee pain occurs in patients of all ages, often due to overexertion or strenuous exercise. most knee pain begins as mild discomfort and can escalate into something worse. you may be at higher risk of experiencing knee pain if you are overweight, overusing your knee, or are genetically predisposed to conditions like arthritis.
loss of function

loss of function

if you can no longer bear weight on your knee, you might be dealing with a strained ligament or damaged meniscus. these issues typically occur after a sudden twist or trauma that impacts the menisci.
limited range of motion and lack of strength

limited range of motion and lack of strength

an inability to extend, flex the knee or bear weight on it might indicate an acute knee injury, poor rehabilitation after surgery, disuse, or arthrofibrosis, among other things. to alleviate issues caused by a limited range of motion, see a doctor as soon as your symptoms manifest.
instability

instability

a structural damage within the knee joint can cause instability and will sometimes require surgery. it usually feels like giving-way when performing everyday tasks and is often the result of a ligament injury. but just as well we experience a feeling of instability without structural damage. this can mostly be treated by exercises and manual medicine.

our orthopedic treatments for knee pain

while you might be tempted to alleviate knee pain with over-the-counter medication, your best option is to see an orthopedic expert like dr. helge schmitz. here are a few of the orthopedic services he can provide.

infiltration therapy

if you are experiencing severe knee pain, we can perform various knee injections to alleviate symptoms. these often include:

  • steroid injections to reduce inflammation due to osteoarthritis, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • antiinflammatory injections in case of tendinopathies
  • stem cell injections (regenerative medicine)Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that stimulate collagen formation

shockwave therapy

to treat and alleviate pain from knee injuries or deforming osteoarthritis, we perform extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT), an effective shockwave therapy might make invasive surgery avoidable. Not only can ESWT eliminate pain—but it also may improve function by reduction of swelling inflammation and treating tendinopathies.

manual medicine & chirotherapy

not keen on surgical procedures for your knee pain? not to worry—dr. schmitz is an experienced chiropractic expert who can help you avoid the potential side effects of surgery if it is not really needed. by undergoing our chiropractic treatment, we can identify the root cause of your knee pain and prevent it from recurring especially when there is no structural deficiency within the knee itself. 

Second Opinions

if you’ve already consulted with another orthopedic expert but want to be 100% sure about your diagnosis, we can provide valuable second opinions and customized treatment plans.

who can get treatment for knee pain?

while knee pain is most common in elderly patients, it can unexpectedly occur during any time of your life. whatever the case, we can provide treatment for patients of all ages experiencing acute or chronic pain.

get professional medical help from dr. helge schmitz at the dr. reuter clinic today!

if you’re suffering from knee pain, don’t leave anything up to chance. book a consultation with the dr. reuter clinic today and get the treatment you deserve.

about our expert

our team of orthopedic experts is led by dr. helge schmitz.

dr. schmitz specializes in arthroscopic surgery and orthopedic medicine. he is also the current head of shoulder surgery at the fontana clinic in freiburg, germany.

he is also a lecturer to aspiring physicians and physiotherapists and he holds memberships in world-renowned institutions, including the dvse, aga, mwe, and bvou.

he graduated medical school at the julius-maximilians university in wuerzburg, germany and he has experience instructing in english, french, and german.

what our patients are saying

  • fantastic! within 1.5 years, dr. schmitz removed the meniscus from both knees. today, i can do sports, cycle, and hike completely pain-free again! ps. With such good doctors, it is also worthwhile to wait. i never had to wait longer than two weeks for an appointment!
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