When knee pain keeps you from doing the activities you love, it puts a damper on your life. The team at Metro Denver Pain Management addresses your knee pain and finds a solution that works. With convenient locations in Evergreen, Colorado, and these highly-trained and board-certified professionals, you can finally get back to what you’ve been missing, whether it’s playing with the grandchildren or the Mile High City’s latest 5K. If you’re ready to end your knee pain, call Metro Denver Pain Management today. You can even book your appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Multiple issues and conditions can cause knee pain. In many cases, injuries, repetitive movements, and arthritis are the underlying causes of knee pain.
Your knee joint consists of bones, cartilage, muscle, ligaments, tendons, and fluid-filled sacs called bursae. Problems can arise with any of these, leading to knee pain that ranges from mild to severe.
At Metro Denver Pain Management, the most common conditions relating to knee pain that patients experience include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Bone fractures
- Meniscus tears
- Patellar tendinitis
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
- Kneecap dislocation
Sometimes problems in the foot or hip can also cause referred knee pain.
Sometimes, knee pain results from overuse or a minor injury and heals with a few days of rest at home. Other times, knee injuries are severe and need medical treatment. If you’re unsure if you need to see a doctor about your knee pain, the Metro Denver Pain Management practice recommends following up with a physician if:
The knee severely swells
You can’t bear weight on the knee
The knee can’t fully extend or flex
- Your knee looks deformed
- You see signs of infection, including redness and/or fever
- Your knee gives out
If your knee pain doesn’t go away after a week or so of a RICE regimen, which includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation, call Metro Denver Pain Management to discuss the issue.
Your doctor determines the best course of treatment for your knee based on the underlying cause and severity of your pain.
In many cases, rest and physical therapy can relieve knee pain. Through therapy, the muscles and supportive tissues in your knee strengthen and stabilize and you can regain your range of motion.
When your inflammation is severe, the practice may recommend corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections. Corticosteroids work to reduce inflammation, while hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant, improving mobility.
Certain conditions, such as progressed osteoarthritis and significant ligament tears, may require surgery.