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Knee Pain

Florida Pain Medicine

Pain Management Physicians located in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, FL

Aside from being one of the largest joints in your body, your knee is also one of the most complex joints, creating ample opportunity for knee pain. Whether your pain stems from an acute injury or a degenerative problem, the experienced team at Florida Pain Medicine can help. From expert diagnosis and evaluation to medically proven treatments, our pain specialists help patients in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, find relief from knee pain. To learn more, please call or use the online scheduling form to book an appointment.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is the Structure of the Knee?

Your knee is comprised of the following:

  • Three bones — your tibia, femur, and patella
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Articular cartilage
  • Menisci
  • Bursae

The list gives you a general idea of the number of areas where knee pain can strike.

What are the Most Common Causes of Knee Pain?

Knee pain is often the result of one of two things:

  • Acute Injury: On any given day, especially if you’re active, your knee is constantly working as you move forward, backward, and side to side, and as you stop, turn, rotate, and jump. Any one of these movements can cause an acute injury. The most common injuries are:
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
    • Fractures
    • Torn meniscus
    • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Issues: Arthritis, in its many different forms, can cause considerable knee pain as your joint is robbed of lubrication and your cartilage breaks down, causing painful swelling. The most typical forms of arthritis that can affect the knee are -
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Gout

While not as common, your knee may also have mechanical issues or systemic conditions, such as complex regional pain syndrome, that lead to knee pain.

When Should I Seek Help for Knee Pain?

With an acute injury, you should make an appointment at Florida Pain Medicine if you’ve applied the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method for more than 24 hours with little or no improvement.

For chronic knee pain of any kind, you should see an expert at Florida Pain Medicine. Most of the causes of chronic pain are progressive conditions that will only worsen over time, making early intervention a good idea.

How is Knee Pain Treated?

The team at Florida Pain Medicine has a number of effective treatment options, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Physical therapy

Your doctor’s mission is to "Restore Function & Relive Life". If you require surgery, your doctor works alongside your orthopedic team to make sure that your pain is remedied, allowing you to regain an active lifestyle.

If you have persistent knee pain, call Florida Pain Medicine, or fill out the form online to book an appointment.

What we offer

Pain Management Services