Knee Pain Causes & Treatment
Are you suffering from knee pain? You certainly aren’t alone. Countless Americans suffer from knee pain at any given time. Fortunately, there are so many treatment options that target and eliminate knee pain so that you can get back to what truly matters.
Here are the most common causes of knee pain:
- Acute injuries (broken bone; ligament tear; dislocation)
- Overuse conditions like tendinitis, bursitis or osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If you find that your knee pain persists for over a few days, even with rest and at-home care, then it’s time to turn to our pain management experts who can determine the cause of your pain and discomfort. We can help you get the relief you deserve, especially if you are experiencing severe pain, swelling or limited mobility in your knee, you should be evaluated as soon as possible.
Knee pain is diagnosed through a thorough medical evaluation that includes your medical history, identifying your current symptoms and a physical exam. We will check the range of motion, while looking for areas that might be swollen, tender, or painful. If knee pain is only present in one knee, we may also compare it to the healthy knee. Sometimes this is all that’s needed to provide a diagnosis. X-rays or other imaging tests may also be needed.
The treatment you receive will depend on the cause of your pain. Common treatment options include,
Pain medications and anti-inflammatory medications
- Icing and/or heat therapy
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Braces or a cast
- Surgery (e.g. partial or total knee replacement)
Knee pain doesn’t have to rule your life. If you are experiencing pain in your knee, isn’t it time you got the relief you deserve? Let the pain experts handle your problems and get you moving around in no time. You owe it to yourself to get the proper pain management you need. Call our office today at (877) 441-7246 to book your next appointment.
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