Modern Pain & Spine
Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Albuquerque, NM
Knee pain is common and may develop from an injury or an underlying medical condition. Though you may get relief from mild knee pain with at-home care, when knee pain is severe, fails to improve within a few days, or gets worse, Athanasios Manole, MD, and the specialists at Modern Pain & Spine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can help. Serving those living in and around Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe, the state-of-the-art interventional pain management practice offers many innovative treatments to alleviate knee pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain affects people of all ages and may occur from an injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:
- Sprains and strains
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Meniscal tear
You may be at greater risk of developing knee pain if you engage in physical activities that place extra stress on the knees, such as running or heavy lifting. Carrying extra body weight also places additional stress on your knees that might lead to knee pain.
When should I seek medical care for knee pain?
You may be able to treat mild knee pain at home. However, you should seek medical care for knee pain if the pain is severe, occurred after an injury, or makes weight-bearing activities impossible.
Modern Pain & Spine also recommends you schedule an appointment if your knee pain is an ongoing problem. Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain that gets worse over time. Early diagnosis and treatment may prevent or delay more severe knee pain or permanent joint damage.
What happens during a knee pain evaluation?
The interventional pain management specialists at Modern Pain & Spine take a patient-centered approach to care. During your knee pain evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, when they started, and how they affect your day-to-day life.
They review your medical history, usual activities, and perform a physical, paying close attention to your problematic knee. To confirm or rule out a suspected cause of your knee pain, your provider may request digital X-rays, which they conduct at the on-site imaging suite, or other imaging tests.
How is knee pain treated?
Modern Pain & Spine customizes knee pain treatment based on the underlying cause of your pain and the severity of your symptoms. Initially, the pain management specialists may take a conservative approach and recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy, which is available on-site.
When conservative medical care fails to provide sufficient relief, Modern Pain & Spine may recommend ultrasound-guided interventional pain management treatments such as:
- Hyaluronic acid gel injections
- Synovial fluid injections
- Corticosteroid joint injections
- Regenerative medicine
Modern Pain & Spine offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for knee pain, a regenerative medicine treatment. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, which your provider injects directly into your knee to stimulate and accelerate your natural healing process to repair tissue damage and alleviate knee pain.
To schedule your knee pain consultation at Modern Pain & Spine, call the office or use the online booking tool today.