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Knee Pain

Colorado Clinic

Chronic Pain & Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Colorado Springs, CO, & Greeley, CO

Knees come under terrific strain, having to support you while you move around, jump, and twist. Unsurprisingly then, knee pain is a common problem, but Colorado Clinic can help. With offices in Colorado Springs, and Greeley, Colorado, the experts at Colorado Clinic provide conservative treatment programs and advanced interventions for more persistent knee pain. To learn more about getting relief from knee pain, call Colorado Clinic today and schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knees bear much of your weight when you stand, walk, run, and jump, so they’re vulnerable to injuries and wear-and-tear. Knee pain can affect any of the structures that make up the knee joint, which include the:

  • Top of the tibia (shin bone)
  • Bottom of the femur (thigh bone)
  • Patella (kneecap)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  • Meniscus (cartilage)
  • Quadriceps and patellar tendons
  • Bursae (fluid-filled sacs)

Knee pain might arise from a trauma like a fall, sports injury, or accident, which typically causes acute knee pain. You could also have a chronic disease or overuse condition that develops more slowly.

What are the most common causes of knee pain?

The most common knee pain conditions Colorado Clinic sees include:

  • Bursitis
  • ACL, PCL, and MCL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Iliotibial (IT) band injuries
  • Arthritis

Knees are often affected by arthritis in its many forms. The most common is osteoarthritis due to aging and wear-and-tear, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder.

To establish the root cause of knee pain, your provider at Colorado Clinic performs a hands-on exam, checks your medical history, and finds out how your symptoms arose. They may also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to assess the extent of the joint damage.

How is knee pain treated?

Treating knee pain correctly requires an accurate diagnosis. Once your provider knows what’s causing your knee pain, they can prepare a suitable treatment program tailored to your individual needs. 

If you have a severe injury, you might need urgent surgery to repair the damaged bones and tissues before having a cast.

Other treatments for knee pain include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest and activity modification
  • A brace, splint, or cast
  • Steroid injections
  • Genicular nerve blocks
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Genicular radiofrequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

Colorado Clinic specializes in using biologic treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, to promote healing and relieve knee pain. They use state-of-the-art image-guided technology to perform these injections and treatments like radiofrequency ablation and peripheral nerve stimulation.

Call Colorado Clinic today or book an appointment online to get long-lasting relief from your knee pain without surgery.