Your knee is an important weight-bearing joint that can support up to five times as much as your body weight! Unfortunately, like every other joint in your body, your knee is not indestructible and can cause you pain at any age. At Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine in Irving, Texas, double board-certified Interventional Pain Medicine Physician Trung Ha, MD, offers innovative treatments for the management of knee pain to relieve your discomfort and help you get back on your feet doing what you love. For an appointment, give us a call or visit our contact page today!
What causes knee pain?
You may be experiencing knee pain for a number of reasons. Your knee is a complex joint made up of bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscle. These components work together to help you walk, run, squat, lift, and sit.
Knee pain can occur as a result of injury or degeneration in the joint, with some of the most common causes including things like:
- Sports Injury
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Meniscal tear
- Loose bodies (cartilage)
- Patellar tendonitis
You can also develop knee pain if you have a condition that affects your foot, hip, or back, as this may cause more stress on your knee joint, forcing you to rely more heavily on your knee joint for weight-bearing support
What can I expect during an evaluation?
You can expect a comprehensive examination when you come to Quantum Pain & Sports. The team at Quantum takes a holistic approach to care and conducts a comprehensive evaluation that focuses on your whole health, not just your pain. The goal at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine is to relieve your pain and prevent or reduce the chances of any recurrences.
During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms, including the time frame of the pain, your medical history, family history, exercise habits, and more. We will also conduct a physical exam, with the main focus being on the knee that’s causing the pain.
To further evaluate your knee, we may also request diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs, which may be used to confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your knee pain.
What are the treatments for knee pain?
Treatment at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine is individualized and based on the cause of your pain, your overall health, and your symptoms.
Treatment may include:
- Over-the-counter medication
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Weight loss
- Joint injections
- Regenerative medicine (Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cell Therapy)
In some cases, surgery may be needed to repair an injury or replace the joint.
The team will closely monitor your response to the treatment plan and make adjustments as needed.
Knee pain is common and can occur at any age. For expert care of your knee pain, call Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine today or request an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!