Important Facts About Knee Pain
Anyone can experience knee pain. However, the major risk factors are age, being overweight, and having a job that requires you to stand for long periods. Additionally, there are many noninvasive treatments to try before considering surgery.
The knee is a complex hinge type synovial joint. It is composed of 4 bones, 3 joints, 14 ligaments and relies on 12 muscles to function properly.
Diagnosis of Pain in Your Knee
Carolinas Pain Center is a great place to visit if you are experiencing pain in your knee. Our providers and pain specialists, will review imaging and based on scientific findings create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. There is a lot of treatment options available for knee problems. Start by coming to Carolinas Pain Center for a comprehensive evaluation and learn which treatment could change your life and get you back to normal daily activities.
Acute vs Chronic Knee Pain
Importantly, knee pain can be acute which closely means sudden or chronic which means more long term. The lists below will give a more detailed account of the causes for pain in your knee.
Importantly, ultrasound guided injections improves accuracy for knee injections. Additionally, ultrasound is a cost effective imaging technique. You will not be exposed to radiation.
WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Carolinas Pain Center offers a wide variety of treatment options for the knee as we are aware many people respond differently to treatment based on their specific situation.
- Physical Therapy or Exercises
- Steroid Injections (Cortisone)
- Viscous Supplementation Injections (A gel-like substance is injected once a week for 5 weeks)
- Genicular Nerve Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves
- Traumeel/Zeel Injections (A homeopathic alternative to steroids)
- Dextrose Injection