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Knee Pain

Knee pain affects almost 20% of the adult population in the United States at any given time. If knee discomfort prevents you from staying active or completing normal everyday tasks, you don’t have to live in discomfort. The pain management experts at American Pain Consortium offer advanced knee pain treatments that can restore your mobility and quality of life.

Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

What is Knee Pain?

Your knee joint has tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Knee pain occurs in joints that connect your thigh bone to your lower leg bone.

It can present as:

  • Reduced mobility
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Redness
  • Mild or dull, aching pain
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Pain with moving or standing

The severity and duration of knee pain depend on the type of injury you have. Visit our office for an evaluation if the discomfort doesn’t subside within several days or is severe.

What Causes Knee Pain?

Numerous factors can contribute to knee pain, including an injury, disease, or normal wear and tear associated with aging.

Examples include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries, such as ACL or MCL tear
  • Torn cartilage
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocation
  • Infections

Your spine care specialist reviews your medical history, asks questions about your symptoms, and examines your knee. They also use diagnostic tests, including X-rays, ultrasound, MRIs, or CT scans to diagnose your condition.

Knee Pain Treatment Options

Depending on the type and severity of your knee injury, your pain management specialist develops a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle changes that can accelerate healing after a knee injury include heat or ice treatment, weight loss, rest, elevation, compression, and wearing a brace.
  • Knee injections: Knee injections containing steroids and numbing agents can alleviate pain and optimize healing.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency ablation uses noninvasive radiofrequency energy to stimulate healing naturally without surgery or downtime. Radiofrequency waves help block nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a holistic way to relieve knee pain and stimulate healing naturally. Your pain specialist can refer you to a physical therapist or show you which strength and flexibility exercises to complete at home.
  • Surgery: Knee surgery is a last resort but may be necessary in the case of a severe knee injury. The doctors at American Pain Consortium, can refer you to a qualified surgeon near you.

Knee pain doesn’t have to be a normal part of your everyday routine. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today for relief.