Your knees are vulnerable to a wide range of painful injuries and degenerative conditions that can interfere with your quality of life. At Oklahoma Pain Physicians in Oklahoma City, Purcell, and Norman, Oklahoma, Rafael Justiz, MD, and Alina Justiz, MD, diagnose the cause of joint pain and offer customized treatments to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. Call Oklahoma Pain Physicians or request an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What are the causes of knee pain?
With every step you take, your knees absorb at least one and a half times your body weight. This contributes to general wear-and-tear, degenerative conditions, and increases your risk of injury. As a result, there are many potential causes of knee pain, including:
Your knee pain could also be due to injuries like sprains, strains, meniscus tears, or ligament tears.
Your risk of knee pain increases with age. Additionally, if you’re overweight, have a sedentary lifestyle, or participate in athletic activities, you’re more likely to develop knee pain.
When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?
Don’t assume that your knee pain is something you have to put up with as you age. If your knee pain lasts for more than a couple of days or if you have an obvious injury or deformity, make an appointment at Oklahoma Pain Physicians right away.
In many cases, when you start treatment early, you avoid more severe and debilitating pain and reduce your risk of needing invasive treatments.
How is knee pain treated?
The team at Oklahoma Pain Physicians provides thorough exams and consultations to identify the cause of your knee pain and assess its impact on your life. Then, they create customized treatment plans to reduce your pain and help you get back to your regular activities. They provide a multidisciplinary approach to pain and might incorporate a few different treatments, such as:
Hyaluronic acid injections
Peripheral nerve blocks
If you have a severe injury, you might need surgery to repair your knee. However, the team at Oklahoma Pain Physicians does their best to help you avoid surgery.
Can I reduce my risk of knee pain?
There are a few things you can do to protect your knees. First, if you’re overweight, losing a few pounds can significantly decrease the stress on your knees. Additionally, if you participate in sports, make sure to always warm-up and cool down correctly and wear the right shoes and protective gear.
If knee pain is interfering with your mobility or quality of life,
call Oklahoma Pain Physicians today!