Knee Pain Specialist

AZ Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management located in Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ & Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Your knees are not only your largest joints; they are at the top of the list for hardest-working joints. When problems in your knee joints arise, not only do you suffer from the pain, you lose much of your mobility as well. The doctors at AZ Pain Solutions in Deer Valley, Phoenix specialize in knee pain and offer a number of innovative and advanced treatments. To get back on your feet again, without pain, call or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is the anatomy of the knee?

While your knees are the largest joints in your body, they’re also the most easily injured, which makes sense given the amount of stress they’re under in terms of support and mobility. To better understand what types of injuries or conditions can cause knee pain, it’s helpful to understand the joint’s structure.

Your knee is an incredibly complex joint made up of:

  • Three bones: your tibia, femur, and patella
  • Cartilage to promote movement in the joint
  • Tendons that connect your muscles to your bones
  • Ligaments that keep the bone structure together
  • Menisci: wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as shock absorbers between your bones

While each of these components plays a critical role in the function of your knees, each is also susceptible to injury or disease that can lead to knee pain.

What are the causes of knee pain?

The most common causes of knee pain are:

Injury

When you push your knees to the limit, injury can occur, including:

  • Sprains/strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Kneecap dislocation or fractures
  • Meniscus tears

Wear and tear

As with any joint in your body, everyday wear and tear can take its toll, weakening the structures inside your knee, which often leads to inflammation. This inflammation, which accompanies conditions like tendonitis or bursitis, often results in knee pain.

Joint disease

Degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis are common conditions that cause knee pain.

What are the treatments for knee pain?

After the source of your knee pain is uncovered, the pain management specialists set to work to alleviate your discomfort and restore function using the following state-of-the-art treatments:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nonsteroidal injections
  • Manipulation under anesthesia
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Each case of knee pain is different, so the doctors tailor a treatment plan that best addresses your condition and your goals. More often than not, the doctors also recommend at-home care to help with your knee pain, including:

  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Weight loss, if applicable
  • Activity restrictions to rest your knee
  • Hot and cold therapies

If knee pain is interfering with your ability to move about, call the knee specialists at AZ Pain Solutions or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.