Knee Pain Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

Knee pain is a common complaint. After all, your knees absorb 1½ times your weight with every step you take. That force only increases if you climb stairs or run. Fortunately, help is available. At APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, the expertly trained orthopedists diagnose the cause of knee pain. They provide personalized treatment plans to reduce your pain and help you get back to your regular activities. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today if knee pain interferes with your life.

Knee Pain Q & A

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What causes knee pain?

Your knees provide critical support to your body, which makes them vulnerable to wear and tear and traumatic injuries. Some of the most common causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst 
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligament tears 
  • Dislocation
  • Sprains and strains

Knee pain can stem from traumatic injuries, such as those sustained while playing sports, as well as degenerative conditions or repetitive wear and tear. 

Your risk of knee injuries and pain is higher if you’re overweight, have an inactive lifestyle, or a physically demanding career or hobby.

When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?

Many people assume that knee pain is just something they need to live with as they age. This is not the case. Pain is how your body lets you know about an injury or another problem, and you should never ignore it.

Make an appointment at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine if you have knee pain that persists for more than a few days or if your discomfort limits your mobility, keeps you awake at night, or becomes more severe over time.

How is the cause of knee pain diagnosed?

The physicians at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine provide comprehensive exams to evaluate your knee and identify the issue causing your pain. After reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, they examine your knee. 

Your physician feels your knee and gently flexes and extends your joint. They might ask you to walk around the office or perform some actions so they can see how your pain affects your mobility or whether a specific movement causes more pain. 

In some cases, your physician might order diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to visualize the inside of your knee. They might also use a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure known as arthroscopy to examine your knee in detail. 

What are the available treatments for knee pain?

Your doctor creates a multidisciplinary treatment plan to relieve your knee pain and restore your joint. They combine treatments to address your specific needs, including:

  • Medication management
  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • BioWavePENS® neurostimulation
  • Nerve block injections
  • Regenerative medicine (stem cells and PRP therapy)
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation

The team at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine also offers expert joint surgery, including joint replacement, to address knee problems that don’t respond to more conservative treatments. 

You don’t have to put up with knee pain. Call APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment.