Knee pain is common, affecting nearly everyone from time to time. However, knee pain can also be debilitating. If you experience it and desire relief, turn to Interventional Pain Consultants in Parsippany and Brick, New Jersey. Pain management physicians Mehul Shah, DO, Andrew Sim, MD, Ketan Patel, MD, and the team can diagnose the root cause of knee pain and treat it to restore your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.
Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your knee joint, which is the joint that connects your lower leg to your upper leg. The joint contains muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. You might experience:
Knee pain can range in severity from mild to severe or debilitating. If your pain is severe or doesn’t go away with at-home treatments, visit Interventional Pain Consultants for an evaluation.
To find the root cause of knee pain and develop a treatment plan, your pain specialist reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and examines your knee joint. They might press on certain parts of your knee or ask you to move the joint.
Diagnostic tests your provider may recommend include blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, or ultrasounds.
Common causes of knee pain include:
You might injure your knee by stepping on uneven surfaces, playing sports, being in a car accident, or undergoing normal wear and tear associated with aging or arthritis.
Risk factors for knee pain include previous knee injuries, being overweight or obese, and lack of strength and flexibility.
Common knee pain treatments your specialist might recommend include:
At-home remedies that help reduce knee pain include rest, ice or heat packs, elevation, and wearing a compression knee brace.
Injecting an anesthetic into targeted nerves in your knee (using X-ray guidance) can block pain signals from reaching your brain.
Steroid injections into your knee joint can reduce inflammation and the pain associated with it.
Injecting hyaluronic acid into your knee joint can lubricate it, ease pain, and improve your range of motion and mobility.
Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are holistic treatments that stimulate cell regeneration and your body’s natural healing ability.
During radiofrequency ablation, your provider uses a needle to emit radio waves and block pain signals from reaching your brain.
Don’t let knee pain diminish your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Interventional Pain Consultants by phone or book online today.