Knee Pain

Knee Pain offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Knee Pain

About Knee Pain

Up to about one-quarter of adults have frequent knee pain today. If standing up, walking, and doing physical activities make you wince or limp, help is available at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, with locations in Rockwall, Terrell, Wylie, and Forney, Texas. The 25 orthopaedic surgeons offer complete care for knee pain with comprehensive and cutting-edge treatment options for you. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online. 

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Sports injuries, accidents, and degenerative joint damage can all lead to knee pain. Some of the many reasons for this type of pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated patella
  • Loose cartilage
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout

Some factors escalate your risk of knee pain, such as being overweight, regularly participating in high-impact sports, and muscle atrophy caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

When should I seek help for my knee pain?

If you have sudden knee pain due to any kind of trauma, see Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas immediately. If your knee pain happens frequently and doesn't improve with rest, you could have degenerative joint damage, so it's best to come into the practice as soon as possible. 

Whether knee pain begins suddenly or slowly, you should always take it seriously, particularly if it interferes with your normal activities.

How is knee pain treated?

Knee pain may fade with conservative treatments, including:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory injections 
  • Hyaluronic acid injections

In some cases, your provider may perform a knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure where he views your knee joint through a miniature camera. With knee arthroscopy, you have just a few tiny incisions. 

Your surgeon can also treat a number of different problems during knee arthroscopy, such as a torn ACL, meniscal tears, or a dislocated patella.

If you have end-stage arthritis, you could need a total knee replacement. In this surgery, your doctor resurfaces the ends of your bones and then replaces those areas with new metal surfaces. A polyethylene implant between the metal ones simulates cartilage to allow for smooth movement. 

Thanks to the advanced techniques and impressive surgical skills of the team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, most people immediately feel better and are able to walk the day of their surgery. 

The team uses multimodal pain control techniques, including anesthetic injections, oral medication, ice packs, and light compression, to help you manage pain effectively. With this approach, patients need less narcotic medication, spend less time in the hospital, and have a faster recovery. 

To learn more about how the team can help with your knee pain, call Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today.