Knee pain might be sharp and excruciating if you tear a ligament, or cause a deep, endless throbbing if your joints are arthritic. Whatever type of knee pain you have, Adeel Haq, MD, at Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, can help. At locations in Frisco, Gainesville, and Coppell, Texas, Dr. Haq uses cutting-edge interventions to resolve the causes of knee pain and help you resume an active life. For expert care of your knee pain, call Pain Management of North Dallas. PA, or book an appointment online today.
Some of the common reasons for experiencing knee pain include:
Arthritis is a term for numerous joint diseases that are among the most frequent causes of knee pain.
Ligament injuries typically occur during athletic activities. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains are the most likely.
Injuries can affect the articular cartilage covering your bones or the menisci — cartilage wedges in the knee.
The patellar tendon is the large one at the front of the knee. Tendonitis is inflammation in the tendon.
Chondromalacia patella, also called runner’s knee, causes pain under the kneecap due to a softening of the cartilage. It’s most common in 15- to 35-year-olds.
A dislocated kneecap causes acute pain when it happens but can also lead to chronic knee problems.
A Baker’s cyst is a swollen area at the back of the knee. It’s usually a sign of an underlying problem like a meniscus tear.
Knee bursitis (inflammation of the cushioning bursae in the joint) is most common in people who spend a lot of time kneeling, like gardeners.
Knee pain often occurs with other such symptoms as:
You might be unable to fully straighten your knee or bear weight on that leg.
Treating knee pain successfully requires an accurate diagnosis. Your provider at Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, performs a physical examination and might need to look at X-rays or diagnostic imaging scans like a CT or MRI to confirm the cause of your knee pain.
Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, uses nonsurgical approaches to treat knee pain. Depending on the cause of your pain and how badly the condition is affecting you, you might benefit from:
Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, also uses biologic regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cell therapy, to promote healing and relieve your knee pain.
For an accurate diagnosis and treatments that target the source of your knee pain, call Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, today, or book an appointment online.