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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint for several reasons. Knee pain can be the result of an injury such as torn cartilage, ACL or meniscus tear, patellar dislocation, or tendonitis.  Medical conditions like osteoarthritis, infections, and gout may also be causes of knee pain. The condition can affect people of all age groups.

Some minor types of knee pain can be well-treated by taking self-care measures. Such pain in the knee can also be treated with physical therapy and knee braces. In worst-case scenarios, your knee might require surgical repairs.   

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Symptoms of Knee Pain

The location and the seriousness of the knee pain can vary based on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms of the condition that accompany the knee pain include:

  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Swelling and stiffness in the knee
  • Popping or crunching noises in the knee
  • Weakness or instability in the knee area
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • Difficult bearing weight on the knee

Although the symptoms of knee pain can be self-medicated and relieved within a few days, however, there are some symptoms that need medical attention. 

  • If you have marked knee swelling
  • If you are unable to extend or flex your knee fully
  • Have a fever followed by redness, swelling, and pain in your knees
  • Have shooting knee pain associated with an injury 
  • Find it hard to bear weight on your knee
  • Notice a deformity in your knee or leg

Seek professional help if any of these conditions arise. 

Treatments for Knee Pain

The causes of your knee pain – whether a sports injury, minor sprain, lack of muscle strength, or medical condition – will determine the course of treatment. At Monarch Pain Management, we take a holistic approach to managing your pain and will tailor a treatment program that is just right for you.

Knee pain can be relieved by self-care methods such as changes in lifestyle (exercise and weight loss) and the use of over-the-counter pain medications. Other therapies provided at Monarch Pain Management include:

  • Physical therapy: This is the first line of treatment that involves various exercises and modification of activities to decrease your knee pain. These exercises work on issues such as weakness and stiffness, helping to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. 
  • Joint injections to reduce pain and inflammation directly.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: PRP is a substance that is used to promote or improve the healing process.
  • Nerve blocks and ablations
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators

Get Lasting Relief for Your Knee Pain 

Whether your knee pain is simply caused by a strain or requires a more comprehensive medical approach to treatment, We’ll work with you and your other healthcare providers to create a customized pain management plan that is right for you.

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