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Knee Pain Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Ravi Panjabi, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Castro Valley, CA, Fremont, CA & San Ramon, CA

Your knees endure an amazing amount of stress, eventually leading to chronic knee pain that stops 25% of adults from enjoying their favorite activities. Ravi Panjabi, MD, at Advanced Pain Management offers advanced interventional treatments that safely and effectively alleviate pain that persists despite conservative medical care. To learn more about your treatment options for knee pain, call one of the offices in Castro Valley, Fremont, or San Ramon, California, or use the online booking system to schedule an appointment today.

Knee Pain

What causes knee pain?

Sports injuries often lead to knee pain, either through a direct hit to the knee or while quickly sidestepping or pivoting. 

Anyone can develop knee pain from an overuse injury, as repeated movements gradually tear the supporting ligaments and muscles. Work-related injuries and auto accidents also frequently cause knee pain.

A few examples of health conditions responsible for knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Runner’s knee

 

You can also end up with knee pain if you have problems in your foot, ankle, hip, or back. 

What other symptoms accompany knee pain?

 

The problems responsible for knee pain often cause other symptoms. You may experience:

 

  • Bruising
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Joint stiffness and limited movement
  • Clicking or popping in the joint
  • Locked knee joint
  • Inability to straighten your knee
  • Inability to bear weight on the knee

 

If you suffer ligament damage, the joint becomes unstable, and your knee may feel like it will collapse or give out. 

How is knee pain treated?

 

Treatment for knee pain begins with the most appropriate conservative therapies. This often means immobilizing your knee, modifying your activities, and having physical therapy.

 

A few types of knee injuries, such as a ruptured ligament, a torn meniscus, or a complex fracture, need prompt surgery to ensure the tissues heal and regain optimum strength.

 

When your knee pain persists despite conservative care, your provider at Advanced Pain Management offers interventional treatments, such as joint injections and nerve ablation. 

Steroid injections

Steroid medications reduce inflammation and diminish swelling. Steroid injections ease your pain and improve knee movement. 

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid injections, also called viscosupplementation, alleviate knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid lubricates the joint, which in turn reduces pain and restores movement. 

PRP injections

When your provider injects PRP into your knee, the platelets immediately activate the healing process. They draw regenerative stem cells to the area, regulate inflammation, and build a supporting matrix for new tissue growth. 

Genicular nerve ablation

The genicular nerve sends pain signals from the knee to your brain. Your provider uses radiofrequency energy to create a precise wound on the nerve. The wound stops pain messages from reaching your brain, relieving your knee pain for six months to a year. 

 

Don’t put up with knee pain when relief is possible with treatment at Advanced Pain Management. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.