Knee Pain

Expert Care Center

Gazelle Aram, MD

Pain Management located in Delray Beach, FL

Your knees have a tough job and do it very well, so they’re easy to take for granted until they start to hurt. Gazelle Aram, MD, at Expert Care Center in Delray Beach, Florida, is a pain management specialist who offers a range of effective treatments for knee pain, including the most advanced therapies currently available to restore mobility and relieve your symptoms. For more information, call Expert Care Center or schedule a consultation with Dr. Aram online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knees are complex joints that take a great deal of strain in everyday life, and even more strain if you participate in regular physical activities. This strain can sometimes result in acute injuries that cause instant pain or wear and tear of the joint and degenerative problems like osteoarthritis.

If you participate in sports or other energetic activities, your knees are probably going to experience added stress as you run, jump, twist, and turn. If you move awkwardly in the midst of play, it can cause ligament and tendon damage, as can landing badly after a jump, or coming to a stop very suddenly.

As you get older, your knees are more likely to cause pain and stiffen up as the tissues in the joint start to deteriorate, and knee injuries that don’t get the right treatment can turn into long-term problems.

Knees are usually one of the first places that people notice discomfort and loss of function due to aging. Getting older also makes you more vulnerable to trips and falls, which in turn can be common causes of knee injury and pain.

What injuries cause knee pain?

As there are multiple tissues as well as bones in your knees, injuries to any of these structures can cause knee pain. However, the most common injuries include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Joint dislocation
  • Strained tendons
  • Sprained ligaments
  • ACL tear
  • MCL tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendonitis (runner’s knee)
  • Articular cartilage injuries

Although taking part in sports is a risk factor for knee injuries, particularly ones such as ACL and meniscus tears, you can sustain these injuries even if you lead a relatively quiet life just by twisting the wrong way or having a slip or fall.

What treatments are available for knee pain?

Before starting any treatment at Expert Care Center, Dr. Aram needs to examine your knees and find out for sure what’s causing the pain. As well as using her expertise and experience to make a diagnosis, she can make use of advanced diagnostic imaging to confirm her diagnosis and check the extent of the damage.

Potential treatments for knee pain include:

  • Using a brace to support the knee while it heals
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Pain relief medicine
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cortisone injections
  • Regenerative medicine

If you’ve injured your knee or you’re experiencing the twinges and stiffness of age-related knee pain, call Expert Care Center or book an appointment online today.