Frequent knee pain affects about 25% of adults. At Racz Pain Centers in Rockwall and Addison, Texas, anesthesiologist and pain management physician Tibor Racz, MD, and his experienced team offer numerous knee pain treatments that don’t involve pain medications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Your knee joint consists of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage. It connects your upper to your lower legs. Knee pain is a feeling of discomfort in your knee joint that might feel like:
If your knee pain is severe or long-lasting, see Dr. Racz and his team for an evaluation.
Common causes and risk factors for experiencing knee pain include:
Ways to reduce your risk of knee pain include getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, and maintaining a healthy weight.
To find the root cause of knee pain and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Racz reviews your symptoms and medical history. He examines your knees and other joints and may suggest you undergo blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, or ultrasounds.
Typical knee pain treatments include:
Home remedies that help reduce knee pain and inflammation include ice or heat packs, wearing a brace, rest, compression, and elevation.
Knee-strengthening exercises and stretches can accelerate healing and reduce your risk of future knee problems.
Steroids, hyaluronic acid, and nerve block injections can reduce knee pain and inflammation. Dr. Racz first numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any discomfort.
Regenerative medicine injections use revolutionary stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sourced from your blood to stimulate cell regeneration and natural healing. To isolate PRP from the rest of your blood, Dr. Racz takes a blood sample from your arm and spins it in a centrifuge.
If knee pain doesn’t subside with other treatments or you have a severe knee injury, Dr. Racz may recommend you undergo a surgical procedure to repair the joint, remove diseased tissue, or replace your knee joint.
Don’t let knee pain prevent you from staying active or completing simple everyday tasks. Schedule an appointment with Racz Pain Centers by phone or book online today for knee pain relief.