International Spine, Pain & Performance Center
Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine located in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA
Whether from age or activity, your knees are susceptible to injury and pain. If knee pain is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it’s time to get help. The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, takes a multispecialty approach to the management of knee pain and offer some of the most cutting-edge treatments available to help you heal and get relief. Schedule an appointment at ISPP Center online or by phone today if you’re suffering from knee pain.
What is knee pain?
Knee pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your knee. It’s a common complaint that may result from an injury, such as torn cartilage, or an underlying health condition such as arthritis. The location and severity of your knee pain can vary and may depend on its underlying cause.
Common symptoms of knee pain include:
- Swelling or redness
- Popping or crunching noises
- Inability to straighten your knee
You should get help from the experts at International Spine Pain & Performance Center for your knee pain if you’re unable to bear weight on your knee or you’ve lost mobility.
What are the common causes of knee pain?
You may develop knee pain from any number of causes. Some of the most common include:
Arthritis, an inflammation of your knee joint, can occur at any age but tends to be more common as you get older. Osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage in your knee wears away such that there’s bone-on-bone contact, is the most common type of arthritis.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
You may experience an ACL tear if you play sports. The ACL is composed of four ligaments that hold your kneecap to your shinbone.
Bursitis refers to the inflammation of the pillow-like sac that provides cushioning between your knee joint and the surrounding soft tissue.
Runners and cyclists are prone to knee tendinitis, which is an inflammation of the tendons that attach your muscle to your knee.
You may also experience knee pain if you’ve dislocated your kneecap or experienced a bone fracture.
How is knee pain treated?
Treatment for your knee pain depends on its underlying cause. The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center create individualized treatments plans using the most advanced methodologies available.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative care
The ISPP Center team specialize in interventional orthopedics and offer stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help promote healing and relief from your knee pain. They may recommend these techniques to promote the generation of healthy tissue if you have arthritis, or for healing if you have a knee injury.
To learn more about the treatment options available to help you get relief from knee pain, call International Spine Pain & Performance Center or schedule an appointment online today.
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