Knee Pain

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Knee Pain services offered in Green Valley, Henderson, NV

Up to 25% of American adults experience knee pain that limits their function or mobility. Consider professional treatment if you’re tired of being sidelined by continuous joint pain. At Regenexx Las Vegas, interventional orthopedic specialist Josh Goodwin, MD, takes a minimally invasive approach to knee pain treatment. Using biologic therapies and interventional pain management injections, he can help you feel better. Book your appointment online or call the office serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas.

Knee Pain Q&A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is general discomfort, aching, or sensitivity that affects one or both of your knees (the joints where your upper and lower legs meet). Your knees help you perform various movements, like walking, running, and climbing stairs. Though tough, they experience general wear-and-tear.

If knee pain keeps you from work, exercise, or other things you love, contact Dr. Goodwin at Regenexx Las Vegas. A series of outpatient injections can ease inflammation and improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

The symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness
  • Weakness or instability
  • Warmth to the touch
  • Popping or crunching noises

When should I seek treatment for knee pain?

Make an appointment with Dr. Goodwin at Regenexx Las Vegas if you experience knee pain that lasts more than a few days and doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or elevation. That’s especially true if there’s obvious bruising and swelling or you experience severe pain that keeps you from sleeping.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Fractures
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Loose body (like a piece of bone or cartilage that breaks off because of trauma)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

You might also experience knee pain caused by a car accident, workplace, or sports injury.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

To diagnose knee pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, where it occurs, and if it’s worse during certain activities.

Next, he examines your knee, looking for swelling, redness, or bruising. Dr. Goodwin checks your knee’s range of motion by seeing how far you can move your leg in different positions. Last, he orders X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

How is knee pain treated?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin takes a minimally invasive and nonsurgical approach to knee pain treatment. Depending on your age and the symptoms you experience, he might recommend:

Dr. Goodwin might also recommend stretches or strengthening exercises to do at home. These activities can complement your body’s healing process and help speed your recovery.

To learn more about the various treatment options for knee pain, make an appointment at Regenexx Las Vegas by calling the office or booking online today.

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