Knee pain is a common complaint that affects about 18% of adults in the United States at any given time. If you suffer from severe or long-lasting knee pain, board-certified Anuj Gupta, MD, and his experienced pain management team offer effective solutions at Advanced Pain Management in Vista, California. They use injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and other simple treatments to get you back on your feet pain-free. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about knee pain treatment options.
Sometimes knee pain goes away over time but in other instances, treatment is necessary to diminish pain, help your injury heal, and fully restore joint function.
A number of factors can increase your risk of having knee problems, including: excess weight, lack of muscle flexibility / strength, certain sports or occupations and possibly previous injury.
Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. Physical therapy and knee braces also can help relieve pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical repair. The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:
Sports injuries, automobile accidents, and falls are common causes of knee pain, though anybody can experience it. Knee pain risk factors include playing contact sports, being overweight, having a previous knee injury, or lack of strength and flexibility.
Sometimes ice, heat, wearing a brace, or physical therapy is all that’s necessary to help you heal from a knee injury and experience pain relief.
Dr. Gupta and his team offer hyaluronic acid, anesthetic, steroid, nerve block, and PRP injections to alleviate knee pain without taking addictive pain medicines.
Surgery Knee surgery
Surgery is a last resort, but sometimes is the best way to fully restore knee joint function. Dr. Gupta can refer you to a qualified orthopedic surgeon in your area. They might recommend knee arthroscopy or a total or partial knee replacement. Don’t live with chronic knee pain or take addictive medications when long-lasting solutions are available at Advanced Pain Management. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Pain Management over the phone or online today.