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Knee Pain

Pain, Spine, & Rehab Associates

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Specialists located in Gaithersburg, MD

You can develop knee pain at any age, whether from an injury or underlying medical condition. While you can take care of some causes of knee pain with at-home treatments, if your knee pain isn’t improving or your pain is making it impossible to manage your daily activities, the team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates in Gaithersburg and Olney, Maryland, can devise a plan to relieve your pain. If you’re experiencing debilitating knee pain, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain refers to any type of discomfort you experience at or near your knee. Your knee is a complex joint made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The pain in your knee can generate from any of these components as a result of an injury or disease.

What are common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain most often results from an injury or underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Meniscal tear
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation

You may be at risk of knee pain if you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, you’re overweight or obese, or you have an old knee injury. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for my knee pain?

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates conducts comprehensive examinations when you come to the office with concerns about knee pain. The goal of the evaluation is to find the root cause of your pain and create an individualized treatment plan that gets you the relief you need.

During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and medical history. They also go over any available imaging studies and conduct a physical exam, closely evaluating the function and structures of your affected knee. 

What treatments are there for knee pain?

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates develops individualized treatment plans based on the cause of your knee pain, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history. 

Your knee pain treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Topical prescription medications
  • Referral to physical therapy

If needed, the team also offers interventional pain management, such as steroid injections and visco-supplementation, which is specialized “gel” based injections for arthritis. 

The team can also make referrals to experienced surgeons if needed. The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates takes a multidisciplinary approach to care and works closely with your surgeon, as well as your primary care physician, to ensure you get the most comprehensive, coordinated care possible.

For expert help with your knee pain from specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain management, call Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates or book an appointment online today.

 

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