Knee pain affects people young and old and can show up after an injury, or it can develop gradually. No matter what’s causing your knee pain or how severe it is, the expert team at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, can provide you with the care you need. The skilled team uses advanced tools for diagnosing and treating knee pain. To schedule an evaluation, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.
Injuries, mechanical problems, and arthritis are the common causes of knee pain.
Your knee is a complex joint that supports much of your body weight when you walk, run, and climb stairs. All the stress placed on your knee makes it vulnerable to injuries, especially if you play sports.
Meniscus tears, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and fractures are common knee injuries that cause pain.
Mechanical problems are the changes in the structure or function of your knee that causes pain. Types of mechanical problems that cause knee pain include a dislocated kneecap, a loose body from a previous injury, and iliotibial band syndrome, which is when a ligament rubs against your thigh bone.
Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain. Many kinds of arthritis affect the knee, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Depending on the cause of your knee pain, you might be able to ease or eliminate your pain with at-home care.
You should schedule a consultation at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute if your knee pain showed up after an acute injury, the pain is severe or getting worse, or it’s a chronic (ongoing and long-term) problem.
You can expect a patient-centered evaluation when you visit the experts at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute with concerns about knee pain.
During your evaluation, your provider asks you detailed questions about your pain to determine its underlying cause. They do a physical and evaluate your knee.
The team at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute might be able to diagnose the cause of your knee pain after doing a physical and reviewing your medical history. But they could order diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnosis.
Diagnostic tests/procedures include blood work, X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.
The Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute team creates individualized treatment plans for knee pain based on your diagnosis and how severe your symptoms are.
The team will first take a nonsurgical approach. Your initial treatment plan can include:
If nonsurgical treatments fail to get rid of your pain, the team could then recommend surgery. Which kind of surgery you have will depend on the cause of your pain.
When repairing a knee injury, the team uses minimally invasive approaches, such as arthroscopy, when possible, to reduce pain after surgery and shorten your recovery time.
If arthritis is causing your pain, the team will recommend knee replacement surgery.
Don’t wait until your knee pain starts limiting your lifestyle. Call Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute today or book an appointment online.