Knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain, and if you’re one of the 100 million Americans affected, Shawn Roofian, MD can help. At Integrated Pain Management, Dr. Roofian is a pain management specialist offering knee pain treatments for men and women of all ages in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, and Chula Vista, California. If you have a knee injury or an underlying condition that causes pain, call Integrated Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints from people of all ages and activity levels. Depending on the cause of your condition, you may experience a variety of symptoms, including:
In some cases, knee pain can worsen due to specific actions or from standing after sitting for an extended period.
Several factors can cause knee pain. Typical sources of knee pain include:
Without proper treatment, some knee pain can take years to heal.
Dr. Roofian treats your knee pain based on its cause.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects your femur to your shinbone. If the ligament is only partially torn, Dr. Roofian might recommend nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy and orthotics. With ACL injuries where knee instability is an issue, Dr. Roofian may suggest surgery.
The meniscus is the tough cartilage between your shin and thigh bones and is particularly susceptible to tears and injuries. Depending on your activity level, the severity of the damage, and location of the tear, Dr. Roofian might recommend physical therapy and orthotics to aid in healing. In severe cases, surgery may be required.
Chronic hip or foot pain can cause you to alter the way you walk in an attempt to lessen your discomfort. This puts new stress on your knee, leading to joint pain. Dr. Roofian might suggest orthotics or hip or foot treatment to correct your gait.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage in your hips, knees, elbows, or shoulders breaks down. Dr. Roofian might suggest physical therapy, braces, or corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation. In severe cases, he may recommend surgery to replace the knee joint or remove damaged cartilage.
Knee pain can interfere with your daily tasks, but you don’t have to suffer anymore — call Integrated Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.