Aarti A Singla, MD, MBA
Spine and Pain Management Specialist located in the Greater Cincinnati Area, West Chester and Anderson, OH
Knee Pain Q & A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain is a common complaint that may occur after an acute injury or from the general wear-and-tear that happens with age. Your pain may be an annoying dull ache or a sharp pain that makes weight-bearing activities impossible.
In addition to the pain, you may also have swelling and inflammation in the knee or experience a crunching sensation when you move the joint.
For minor knee pain, you may be able to alleviate your discomfort at home with rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
However, if your knee pain is from an injury, causes severe discomfort, or an ongoing problem, schedule a consultation with Dr. Singla. She can determine the cause of your pain and provide the most effective treatment.
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain may occur from an acute injury, overuse, aging, or an underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:
Tendonitis Runner’s knee Bursitis Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury Meniscus injury Dislocation Fracture Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Infection
Athletes who engage in high-impact activities, such as basketball or football, are prone to knee injuries and pain. A knee injury, no matter the cause, increases your risk of developing arthritis-related knee pain later in life.
What happens during a knee pain evaluation?
When you visit our office for a knee pain evaluation, you can expect a patient-focused exam. Dr. Singla focuses on finding non-surgical treatments to reduce your pain and improve your physical abilities.
She first asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type of pain you feel, location of your discomfort, when it started, and how it’s changed over time.
Dr. Singla examines your knee and may run diagnostic imaging tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to confirm or rule out suspected causes of knee pain.
How is knee pain treated?
Dr. Singla takes a non-surgical approach to the management of knee pain. She creates customized plans based on diagnosis, symptoms, and personal preferences.
Non-surgical treatment options for knee pain offered by Dr. Singla include:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Steroid injections
- Regenerative medicine
Dr. Singla works closely with you to design a plan that alleviates your pain and improves knee health and function so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.
To schedule a knee pain appointment with Dr. Singla today, give us a call or click the online booking button.
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