Knee Pain

Pain Management, Weight Loss & Pain Medicine located in Elkridge, MD
Knee Pain

Knee Pain services located in Elkridge, MD

Whether you experience an intermittent shooting sensation or a constant dull ache, knee pain can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Experienced pain management specialist Dr. Mercy Amah, DNP, understands how frustrating knee pain can be. As an intra-articular knee injection specialist, Dr. Amah provides the most effective pain management treatments at Better Pain Management Strategies in Elkridge, Maryland. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the most likely causes of knee pain?

Knee pain is a common complaint of people of all ages. The knee is a complex joint that connects the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap). Several ligaments, tendons, and muscles stabilize and support the joint to provide stability and movement.

Many injuries and degenerative conditions can damage the joint or its supportive tissues, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Meniscus tears or cartilage damage
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis 
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome 
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome 
  • Patellar tendonitis

If you experience frequent knee pain, the professional pain management specialists at Better Pain Management Strategies can determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan that helps you recover.

How do I know if knee pain is serious?

While knee pain often resolves with rest, a thorough exam is essential if you experience persistent or recurrent discomfort. Waiting to seek professional help for knee pain can worsen your condition and increase your risk of injury. Connect with your pain management specialist at Better Pain Management Strategies if you experience:

  • Severe pain
  • Visible swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight
  • Popping or cracking sounds

Your pain management specialist may perform a physical exam, order lab work, and take imaging scans to diagnose the underlying cause of your knee pain. 

What can I do to relieve knee pain at home?

Many home remedies can help relieve knee pain and reduce swelling to get you back on your feet. If you have knee pain, try the following home treatments:

  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E.)
  • Stretches
  • Gentle exercises (walking, swimming, etc.)
  • Supplements, such as glucosamine and chondroitin

Only a professional can treat persistent or severe knee pain. If home remedies don’t relieve your discomfort, your pain management specialist at Better Pain Management Strategies can help.

What are the most effective treatments for knee pain?

Better Pain Management Strategies takes a holistic approach to treating knee pain. After a comprehensive evaluation, your specialist may recommend:

  • Intra-articular knee injections (hyaluronic acid)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Weight loss if you carry excess weight
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy

Depending on the severity of your condition, your provider may include multiple treatments in your recovery plan.

Call Better Pain Management Strategies today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about knee pain.

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