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Knee Pain

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Jonesboro, GA

Considering your knee absorbs the shock of walking, supports your body weight, and endures constant movement, it's no surprise that knee pain is a common problem. No matter what causes your pain, Rajiv Sood, DO, and the team at Spine and Orthopedic Center can help. Dr. Sood combines his extensive experience with in-office diagnostic technology and an array of treatment methods that ease your pain, support healing, and restore optimal strength and function. If you need expert care for knee pain, call the office in Jonesboro, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain often begins as the result of a sports injury or a fall. However, your knee bears so much stress and repetitive movement that many people develop overuse injuries as they go about their normal daily activities.

Dr. Sood treats many causes of knee pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Joint dislocation
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Bone infections
  • Knee fractures
  • Runner's knee

No matter what causes your knee pain, Dr. Sood focuses on easing the pain while also restoring function.

What symptoms accompany knee pain?

The conditions that cause knee pain usually lead to additional symptoms. Along with your pain, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Clicking or popping sensations
  • Feeling like your knee will give out
  • Limited joint movement
  • Locked knee joint
  • Inability to bear weight on your knee

If you stretch or tear any of the ligaments in your knee, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the knee joint loses stability. Without prompt treatment, instability gets progressively worse.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Dr. Sood begins with a comprehensive physical exam and diagnostic imaging to get to the root cause of your pain. He often performs digital X-rays, diagnostic ultrasounds, and in some cases, an MRI. 

With advanced on-site diagnostic imaging, he can quickly assess your need for surgery, rule out a fracture, verify the presence of arthritis, and identify damage such as torn ligaments and cartilage.

How is knee pain treated?

The first line of treatment for most patients includes knee bracing and other durable medical equipment (DME), avoiding activities that stress your knee, and anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy and rehabilitation, including sport-specific training, help your knee heal and restore strength and mobility.

Dr. Sood also specializes in a wide range of treatments that accelerate healing and ease ongoing pain. A few examples include:

  • Medication management
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Genicular nerve block
  • Radiofrequency ablation

As a Medicare-certified DME provider, Dr. Sood can get authorizations for knee braces, both off the shelf and customized. Based on clinical qualifications like knee instability, he also obtains insurance coverage for corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections.

Some knee injuries, like a complex fracture, need immediate surgery. Other problems such as ligament ruptures, meniscus tears, and injuries that don't improve with conservative treatment may also need surgical repair to ensure you regain maximum stability and function.

If you need surgery, Dr. Sood has a wealth of surgical referrals and forwards your medical reports and diagnostic imaging to your surgeon.

Don’t wait to get help for knee pain. Call Spine and Orthopedic Center or book an appointment online today.