Knee Pain

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Augusta, Austell, Brookhaven, Camp Creek, Piedmont/Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Conyers, Covington, Dallas, Douglasville, Jasper, Johns Creek, Suwanne, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Peachtree City, Roswell, and Woodstock, GA

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem, affecting about one in four adults. The good news is that you don’t have to live with it or undergo invasive procedures. Alliance Spine & Pain offers an array of knee pain treatments to enhance healing and restore your mobility. Call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling in the tissues that make up your knee joint, which is the joint that connects your upper and lower legs. Muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, and cartilage make up this joint, which can become painful due to age-related wear, disease, or a knee injury. Visit with the Alliance Spine & Pain specialists at the first sign of crippling knee discomfort. 

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Knee pain may present as:

  • Aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Diminished range of motion 
  • Reduced mobility

Sometimes, knee pain subsides after rest and home remedies. Other times, however, you need medical intervention to ease the discomfort and allow your knee joint to heal properly.

What can cause knee pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with knee pain include:

  • Tendon, muscle, ligament, or cartilage damage
  • Fractures
  • Worn down tissues
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Medial cruciate ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Torn meniscus
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Knee bursitis 
  • Excess body weight
  • Playing sports 
  • Physically demanding job
  • Car accidents
  • Lack of strength and flexibility
  • Previous knee injury
  • Overtraining

While you can’t always avoid knee pain, ways to diminish the risk of developing knee problems include getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, maintaining an ideal weight, and training properly during exercise. 

How does my specialist determine the cause of knee pain?

To determine what’s causing knee pain, your Alliance Spine & Pain specialist examines your knee joint, reviews your symptoms and medical history, and may order blood tests, joint fluid testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. They then develop an effective pain-reducing treatment plan.  

How is knee pain treated?

Your Alliance Spine & Pain provider may recommend one or more of the following knee pain treatments:

  • Rest, ice (or heat packs), compression, and elevation (RICE) 
  • Bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) therapy 
  • Surgery

Surgery is a last resort for diminishing knee pain; the Alliance Spine & Pain specialists can often heal your knee and reduce bothersome discomfort without surgery.

They follow up with you to ensure your treatment is effective and offer additional knee pain treatments as needed to maximize comfort. 

Call the Alliance Spine & Pain office nearest you to schedule an appointment, or book a knee pain evaluation online today.