Many of us take our knees for granted. This is the joint that allows us to stand, walk, run, bike and move about easily. We rely heavily on our knees to support our bodies throughout most of our everyday activities. At the Comprehensive Pain Institute, a Benbrook Pain management center (clinics also located in Bedford & Lewisville TX), knee pain is one of the most common complaints that brings people in to see us.
We’ve helped patients at all pain levels overcome knee pain once and for all! Read on to learn more about knee pain, custom treatments offered and how you can find relief.
About Acute & Chronic Knee Pain
Both acute and chronic knee pain can result from a variety of reasons and affects people of all ages. Pain can result from an injury that tears cartilage or ruptures ligaments, or it could be due to an underlying medical condition like arthritis.
The severity of your knee pain will depend on the cause of the problem and can range from severe pain to a minor annoyance. Here are some of the most common symptoms that accompany knee pain:
- Swelling and stiffness
- Weakness or instability when standing or walking
- Popping or creaking noises from the joint
- Inability to straighten the knee
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At your pain management appointment, our doctors will carefully evaluate and examine your knee pain and create a customized treatment plan. This may include inspecting the knee for swelling, tenderness or visible bruising. It may also involve the doctor pushing, pulling or moving the joint to evaluate the structures in your knee.
Your doctor may ask you a few of the following questions:
- Do you exercise or play sports regularly?
- Was the pain caused by an injury?
- Do you experience any swelling, instability or locking of the knee?
- Are you experiencing symptoms in other areas of your body, or just in your knee?
- Have you ever had knee pain before? If so, do you know what the cause was?
In many cases, your doctor may also recommend the following image tests to better understand your acute or chronic knee pain:
- CT Scans (Computerized Tomography Scan)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Knee Pain Treatments
If you’re dealing with minor knee pain, over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin can help. Your doctor may also recommend lifestyle adjustments such as rest, heat/ice therapy and elevating your knee to reduce swelling.
For more severe knee pain as well chronic pain cases, our specialists may recommend one or a combination of the following treatments:
- Oral or topical pain medications
- Physical Therapy
- Steroid Injections
Benbrook Pain Doctors Accepting New Patients
Whether your knee pain is new, or you’ve been struggling for years, we’re here for you. Our mission is to provide compassionate, innovative healthcare that exceeds your expectations. Call us today to schedule your appointment with our pain management experts!
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