Knee Pain Specialist

Urgently Ortho

Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Sports Medicine & Wellness Clinics located in Scottsdale, AZ

Knee pain is a common complaint among Americans, affecting almost 20% of adults reporting pain. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer as board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Urgently Ortho can help. They treat knee pain using sports medicine at a state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Call today to learn more or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain happens to people of all ages and occurs for various reasons. Pain in your knee may be mild or severe. Symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Redness or warmth
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Instability or weakness
  • Inability to straighten your leg
  • Popping or crunching sounds

Knee pain may occur suddenly, or begin as mild discomfort that worsens over time.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can happen from normal wear and tear associated with aging, or appear suddenly after an injury. Possible causes of knee pain include:

  • Being overweight
  • Overuse injuries from physical activity or sports
  • Arthritis
  • Cysts
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Dislocation of the knee cap
  • Torn ligaments or cartilage
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

To determine what’s causing knee pain and establish an appropriate treatment, your provider goes over your medical history and completes a thorough examination. Your provider may order imaging tests, such as X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to examine your injury more closely.

What is the treatment for knee pain?

Your orthopaedic specialist goes over knee pain treatment options with you to determine which is the most appropriate, and recommends the least invasive treatment first. Your provider may suggest:

Ice or heat

Ice or heat treatment may be all you need to enhance healing and reduce inflammation of minor knee injuries. Your doctor lets you know how to use this natural remedy to ease pain.

Medical devices

Wearing a knee brace, compression garment, or kinesio tape protects your knee joint after an injury to enhance healing, ease pain, and prevent further damage.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps strengthen tissues surrounding your knee joint to increase stability, prevent further damage, and speed up healing. Your provider shows you which strength and stretching exercises you should complete to ease knee pain.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

PRP injections use plasma from your own blood to enhance healing and ease joint pain.

Stem cell therapy

Your doctor injects amniotic stem cells into your knee joint to treat soft tissue defects, wounds, and certain joint conditions.

Hyaluronate injections

Hyaluronate is similar to a substance naturally found in your knee joints. When your doctor injects hyaluronate into a joint it lubricates it to ease friction and pain.

Orthopaedic surgery

More severe knee injuries might require orthopaedic surgery to repair trauma and restore normal joint function. Your doctor lets you know if you’re a good candidate for orthopaedic knee surgery.

When you’re ready for a solution for knee pain, enhanced healing, and a better quality of life, call Urgently Ortho today or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment.