Your knees endure incredible daily stress, constantly moving while supporting your body weight from the top and enduring pounding pressure from below. When the stress causes knee pain, you can depend on the team at Pain Care, LLC, to help you get the relief you need. They offer customized interventional treatments that target the source of your knee pain and get you back to your daily activities. To schedule an appointment, call the Metro Atlanta office in Stockbridge, Griffin, Newnan, McDonough, or Johns Creek, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.
Sports injuries top the list when it comes to causes of knee pain. These injuries typically occur if you take a direct hit to your knee, twist the joint, or injure one of the ligaments supporting the knee joint.
However, anyone who stays active is vulnerable to knee pain, often when repetitive movement causes an overuse injury. As you get older, knee pain is typically due to arthritis.
Pain Care, LLC, often treats knee pain caused by:
Knee pain also arises from foot problems that affect your gait and put excessive stress on your knee.
Though you may have pain without any other symptoms, the conditions responsible for knee pain often cause other problems, such as:
If you injure a ligament, the joint loses stability and makes it feel like your knee could give out.
Though some knee injuries need surgery to ensure the tissues heal properly, knee pain treatment always begins with the most conservative treatment possible.
In most cases, that means ice, heat, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and possibly bracing to immobilize the joint. As soon as your inflammation and pain allow, your provider starts you on physical therapy.
When your pain persists or needs help healing, Pain Care, LLC, recommends treatments such as:
Ultrasound-guided knee injections allow your provider to inject a steroid to reduce inflammation. People with arthritis often get better joint movement after a hyaluronic acid (Hyalgan®) injection.
Your provider may recommend injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or concentrated bone marrow aspirate. These therapies accelerate healing and promote the regeneration and repair of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Interventional pain treatments precisely target the nerves carrying pain messages to your brain. As the treatment blocks the nerve signal, you get relief from the pain. You may be a good candidate for interventional treatments such as a genicular nerve block, radiofrequency ablation, or spinal cord stimulation, to name a few.
If you need relief from knee pain, call Pain Care, LLC, or book an appointment online today.