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Knee Pain Specialist

Michigan Pain Specialists

Pain Management serving the areas of Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI & Adrian, MI. Now accepting Telehealth appointments.

Your knees are vulnerable to several degenerative conditions as well as injuries — after all, they absorb at least one and a half times your body weight with every step you take. Fortunately, if knee pain disrupts your life, the pain management experts at Michigan Pain Specialists in Ypsilanti and Adrian, Michigan, can help. Call either office or schedule a consultation online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Many factors contribute to knee pain. Some of the most common issues include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament sprains and tears (ACL and MCL)
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Loose debris 
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Infections

Depending on your condition, your knee pain can range in severity or become progressively more intense, increasing disruption to your life. 

What are the risk factors for knee pain?

Your chances of developing knee pain increase as you age. Your connective tissue becomes drier and less flexible, which increases your risk of injury. Other risk factors for knee pain include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Smoking
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of flexibility or strength in your leg muscles
  • Participating in certain sports
  • Prior injuries
  • Family history of arthritis

While some of these risk factors are out of your control, you can make healthy choices to manage your weight and to warm-up and cool-down correctly when you exercise. 

Do I need to talk to a doctor about knee pain?

Schedule a consultation with the Michigan Pain Specialists team if your knee pain limits your mobility or interferes with your day-to-day life. For example, you should seek medical attention if you can’t put weight on your knee or fully bend or extend the joint. 

Other signs that you need medical attention for knee pain include severe swelling, visible or palpable deformity, redness, warm skin, or a fever. 

What are the available treatments for knee pain?

The team of doctors and physician assistants at Michigan Pain Specialists begins with a thorough exam to confirm the condition causing your pain and evaluate its effect on your life. After your diagnosis, your provider creates a treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Pain management programs for knee pain might include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Supartz injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Your provider might also recommend lifestyle modifications to reduce stress on your knees. For example, losing just 5-10 pounds can significantly reduce the pressure on your knees. 

You don’t need to accept knee pain as an inevitable part of aging. Call Michigan Pain Specialists today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment.