Knee pain is common, however, it shouldn’t slow your life down. If you’re sick of living with pain, Dr. Larson can help. After you’ve scheduled your appointment with him, he’ll provide a diagnosis along with an effective treatment plan, specific to your diagnosis. If surgery is recommended, he’ll also refer you to physical therapy to promote a healthy healing process following surgery. In many cases, a complete recovery can be expected. Dr. Larson is here to help improve the quality of your life. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule your appointment!

Today, we’re sharing a success story from one of Dr. Larson’s patients. She had surgery on both of her knees and, after allowing herself to fully recover, she went back to living her active and adventurous lifestyle. Below are some details of her latest adventure to Antarctica:

“It is because of your great surgeries on both my knees that I went to Antarctica this year, hiked the hills, went into glaciers, responded to the Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguin populations and did exceptional Kayak trips.

We did a LOT of hiking and kayaking. My knees were the least of concerns. Sometimes being in blizzards, being in 35 to 40 below temps, and a few times, being looked at strangely by those sharp-beaked, squawking penguins worried me much more.

BUT, I prevailed, and my knees are great as usual — much better than the old, creaky ones. Thank you so much.”

A big thank you goes out to Susan for sharing her story with us! We love hearing from happy and healthy patients that are able to return to living their active lifestyles. From having pain in both knees to being able to hike and kayak without having to worry about her knees, Dr. Larson was able to help Susan improve the quality of her life significantly. Below is a picture of one of her hikes she mentioned.

Is there an adventure you’re missing out on because of knee pain? You could be our next patient success story. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get back to your active life!

When should you reach out for help?

Knee pain that comes on slowly or as a result of more strenuous activity than usual can usually be treated at home with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, watch for these symptoms that indicate the need for an appointment with Dr. Larson:

  • Significant swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness and warmth around the joint
  • Significant pain
  • Fever
  • Reduced range of motion or flexibility
  • Minor pain that exists for a long period of time

Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Larson Today

Living an active lifestyle is not out of reach if you’re suffering from knee pain. Through a correct diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan, we can get you back on the road to recovery. If you find yourself experiencing chronic pain, you can find relief by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Larson. To schedule with him, give us a call at 435-774-8512.