Mellisa S. Discusses Knee Pain
Working at Carolinas Pain Center has been a learning experience for me. I have always had knee pain but working at CPC has shown me that this is not normal. There are different treatments for knee pain.
I talked to one of the providers at CPC, who explain to me that we can start off with just a steroid injection and work our way up to more advanced options.
I explained to him that I have always had knee pain, swollen joints, hard to walk at times, and even hear some cracking noises. When I was at work my knee would get so swollen that my pants would be so tight around my knee.
At times I would walk, and my knee would feel like it was about to give out on me and cause me to fall. My knee pain was affecting me walking, running and even working out. After talking to my provider, he wanted to start off with a steroid injection first and if that didn’t work, we would move to some gel injections. I got my first steroid injection in November around Thanksgiving; We are in March and I am knee pain free.
In the begin of February I started noticing my knee pain coming back, I talked to my provider who stated– most time steroid knee injections only last 3 months. I am young and I don’t want to keep coming in to get injections. I asked him, “what can do so I won’t keep having to get knee injection every 3 months?” He said fight through the pain and take some anti-inflammatory medication to see if you can get the swelling down along with the pain.
I took some Aleve for a couple of day, and today my knee pain is gone. I can now walk, running and work out with no pain.