What Causes Knee Pain?
As the principal weight-bearing joint in the human body, the knee is susceptible to a wide range of difficulties. Awkward movements, falls and collisions, sudden twists, excessive force or overuse can result in a range of injuries to the knee joint and the structures supporting it. Knee pain can also come from inflammatory and degenerative conditions such as bursitis, tendinitis, or gout, with the most common of these conditions being osteoarthritis, which creates a loss of cartilage and damages the cushioning fluid in the knee joint. Sprain, strain, dislocation of the kneecap, or disorders of other parts of the body, such as the hip, may also cause knee pain.
FYI: Osteoarthritis is the most common joint condition worldwide. In America alone, more than 21 million people suffer from osteoarthritis; more than 14 million of those are estimated to have osteoarthritis of the knee.
How Do We Treat Knee Pain?
At Pain Care Specialists of Oregon, we know how to treat knee pain and injury. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology and the finest healthcare expertise to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle. There are several injections that may help knee pain, including directly into the knee joint. This type of injection reduces inflammation and pain. Certain types provide lubrication to the knee joint for persons with degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. There are also several nerve blocks that may be beneficial. Our doctors and staff specialize in treating knee pain and the disorders that cause pain.
Whatever the cause of your knee pain, the professionals at Pain Care Specialists of Oregon will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.
If you are experiencing knee pain, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.