Knee Pain

Knee Pain treatments offered in St. Cloud, Melbourne and Sebastian, FL

You rely on your knees to stand, walk, and climb stairs. Ronald J. Stern, MD, and the team at the Center for Pain Treatment in Sebastian, Melbourne, and St. Cloud, Florida, understand how knee pain affects your ability to go about your normal routine. They provide comprehensive pain management care for all types of knee pain, including acute and chronic. For relief from your knee pain, call the Center for Pain Treatment or schedule an appointment online today at the office most convenient to you.

Knee Pain Q&A

Knee pain is common and may occur from an acute injury playing sports, overuse, or an underlying disease. 

Your knees are large and complex weight-bearing joints. Your knees endure a tremendous amount of stress every day, making them vulnerable to injuries and conditions that result in pain. The severity of knee pain varies, ranging from an annoying dull ache to severe pain that limits mobility.

The Center for Pain Treatment is a pain management practice that specializes in treating knee pain.

Acute injuries, overuse, and degenerative conditions are some of the common causes of knee pain. That includes:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Runner’s knee (pain around the kneecap)
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Chondromalacia (cartilage problem in young athletes)

Acute knee injuries increase your risk of developing chronic knee pain from arthritis, which is inflammation of the joint.

ou should seek help from the pain management experts at the Center for Pain Treatment for knee pain if the pain fails to improve within a day or two, is severe, or is an ongoing problem. Getting treatment for your knee pain sooner rather than later may prevent or delay your condition from worsening.

During your knee pain evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and when they started. They ask about activities that make the pain worse and what you do to reduce your discomfort. The pain management experts perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the knee joint.

They also request imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI to confirm or rule out a cause of your knee pain. The goal of the evaluation is to pinpoint the source of your knee pain to create an effective treatment plan.

The Center for Pain Treatment takes an individualized approach to care, customizing your treatment plan based on the cause of your knee pain and the severity of symptoms. Treatment for knee pain may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Genicular radiofrequency neurotomy (for osteoarthritis knee pain)

The team works closely with you, adjusting your plan as needed. 

Don’t let your knee pain keep you from living your life. Call the Center for Pain Treatment or book an appointment online today.
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