Knee Pain

Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists in Greenbelt, MD
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Knee Pain services offered in Greenbelt, MD

Your knees are large weight-bearing joints and a common source of pain. Haddis T. Hagos, MD, DABA, DABA-PM, Brent Earls, MD, and the team at Pain Management Associates LLC in Greenbelt, Maryland, provide expert care for knee pain. They offer a wide range of treatment options to ease discomfort and improve your quality of life. Find out more about the treatment options for your knee pain by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Knee Pain + Q&A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is discomfort in and around the knee. Your knee is a complex joint that allows you to stand, walk, run, and climb. The structure and function of your knee make it vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain.

The severity of your pain may depend on the cause. If you have knee pain that affects your ability to go about your daily routine, schedule a consultation at Pain Management Associates LLC.

What causes knee pain?

You can develop knee pain from an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying disease. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursae sacs)
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn ligament
  • Torn cartilage
  • Sprain or strain

You can also develop knee pain from conditions that affect other weight-bearing joints in the body, such as the ankles, hips, or spine. These conditions may cause extra stress on the knee, resulting in knee pain.

What happens during a knee pain evaluation?

The team at Pain Management Associates LLC conducts a thorough exam when you come in with concerns about knee pain. They want to understand the cause of your pain and how it affects your lifestyle.

The team reviews your symptoms and the activities that worsen them, and your daily routine. They examine the knee and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a cause to explain your knee pain. Testing may include blood work, X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.

What are the treatments for knee pain?

The team at Pain Management Associates LLC takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, combining interventional procedures with medical and physical therapies, so you get the best outcomes.

In addition to physical therapy and medication management, the team at Pain Management Associates LLC may recommend the following interventions to manage knee pain:

Steroid injections

Steroid injections reduce pain and inflammation in the knee.

Hyaluronic acid gel injections

The team uses hyaluronic acid gel injections to treat osteoarthritis knee pain. These injections cushion and lubricate the joint to reduce the friction that causes the pain.

Genicular radiofrequency ablation

Genicular radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure for osteoarthritis knee pain that ablates (burns) the genicular nerve in the knee, disrupting the pain signal to the brain. 

To find out more about your knee pain treatment options at Pain Management Associates LLC, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.