You never realize how much you rely on your knees until you have a condition that causes chronic pain. At Texas Pain Institute, we offer interventional pain management services to alleviate knee pain for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the nearby areas of Texas.
What is Knee Pain?
Chronic knee pain is defined as any discomfort that lasts for three months or longer. The type of pain varies based upon the underlying issue within the knee. The most common pain source in the knee is osteoarthritis that describes a degeneration of the cartilage within the joint. Cartilage provides a cushion that prevents bones from rubbing together when you bend or turn your knee. Damage to the connective tissues is another underlying cause of knee pain. We also work with patients who have knee pain who have been compensating for leg pain or hip pain.
Do I Have Knee Pain?
Chronic knee pain may include:
- Limited mobility, such as being unable to bend or straighten the knee
- Fatigue in the leg muscles
- Sharp pains
- Dull aches or throbbing
- Weakness in the knee joint as if your leg will give out
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Knee Pain?
Dedicating yourself to a primary treatment plan to resolve the issue in your knee is difficult when the pain is overwhelming. The benefit of interventional pain management services at Texas Pain Institute is that we alleviate the pain to help you heal and recover from the damage or injury to your knee. Your primary or specialty physician may refer you to our practice for short-term therapies or as part of your ongoing medical care.
How is Knee Pain Treated?
We may recommend one or more of the following therapies for your knee pain:
- Vitamin D testing and therapy
- Viscosupplementation to introduce a lubricating substance into the knee joint
- Injections to reduce pain and inflammation
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Knee Pain?
You may notice an immediate improvement in your pain symptoms. Most treatments require some time to completely alleviate your chronic pain, and you may need additional treatments should your symptoms return.
Chronic knee pain keeps you from following the recommended plan for rehabilitating and healing your knee, and it also interferes with your quality of life. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team of pain specialty physicians offers interventional pain management services to help with knee pain that is affecting the health and well-being of residents in Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.