Your knee joints are two of the largest and most complex joints in your body. They support the weight of your upper body while allowing for a wide range of movement. Any injury or pain that affects these joints can restrict your movement and severely limit your ability to perform everyday activities. The dedicated physiatrists at Spine & Sports Medical Group in Campbell, California, can provide relief from pain and address the cause of your symptoms. Don’t continue to suffer from joint pain — call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment and start treatment today.
Knee pain is most common after an injury from sudden physical trauma. If you don’t receive the correct medical treatment for a knee injury it can also develop into a chronic pain condition that is more difficult to resolve. Common causes of knee pain also include excessive weight, mechanical problems, and diseases like arthritis.
After an injury, it's important to get medical attention from a specialist at Spine & Sports Medical Group to ensure you make a full recovery and don’t increase your chances of future complications with chronic pain.
Your specialist performs a physical exam by pressing on various parts of your knee and moving it into various positions to assess the level of your pain and mobility. They may also order additional imaging tests to confirm their diagnosis, or to rule out other underlying conditions that may be the cause of your knee pain.
Your specialist may also suggest a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure if they’re unable to confirm your diagnosis with a physical exam and imaging tests. During an arthroscopy, a tube with a fiber-optic camera and light attached is inserted into your body through a tiny incision. This allows your specialist to see the inner parts of your knee joint and assess any areas of damage.
The team at Spine & Sports Medical Group may suggest a variety of different therapies to help with your knee pain. Some of these include:
Your specialist can perform trigger-point injection therapy that delivers corticosteroids or other medicine to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
This innovative treatment harnesses the regenerative qualities of platelets which play an important role in healing when you suffer an injury. PRP uses your platelets’ growth and healing properties to speed up your recovery and repair tissues damaged by injury or disease.
Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery can be used as a treatment to repair minor injuries like a patellar misalignment.
Serious injuries, like a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscus, may require more invasive surgery to repair or replace these damaged components of your knee. The practice also uses allografts, in which donor tissue is used to replace your own damaged knee tissues.
Most surgical procedures are combined with physical therapy, which strengthens your knee and restores its flexibility and range of movement.
To learn more about the various procedures that can help relieve your knee pain, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.