Whether you have arthritis or an acute injury, knee pain is often debilitating and severely disrupts your quality of life. Fortunately, at Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC, in Bellevue Washington, Robert Bowers, MD, a double board-certified and fellowship-trained anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, diagnoses the cause of knee pain and offers customizable treatment options to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Call Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC to schedule a consultation today.
Your knees are powerful joints. They absorb the shock of every step you take, support your body, and allow you to move freely. So when you experience knee pain, it can severely reduce your mobility and your quality of life.
Knee pain can originate in your bones, cartilage, muscles, or connective tissues. Your pain could be caused by:
Your knee pain might also be due to a problem in your feet or ankles. You should make an appointment with Dr. Bowers if you can’t put weight on your knee or aren’t able to fully extend or flex the joint. Additionally, if you have severe swelling or a visible deformity, you need professional treatment.
Dr. Bowers provides a thorough exam to diagnose the condition causing your knee pain. After reviewing your medical history, he asks about your symptoms and the details about any knee injuries. He feels your knee for signs of swelling or deformity and gently bends and extends your knee to see if your range of motion is limited.
In some cases, Dr. Bowers might order X-rays or MRIs to visualize the internal structures of your knee and confirm your diagnosis.
Dr. Bowers creates customized treatment plans to address the specific cause of your pain. Depending on your needs, he may recommend:
Dr. Bowers explains all of your treatment options and takes time to answer your questions so you can choose the way to alleviate your knee pain.
Many factors contribute to knee pain. Some of them are out of your control, such as your genes and injury-causing accidents. However, you can take steps to reduce your risk of knee pain. For example, maintaining a healthy weight reduces the physical stress on your knees.
Additionally, if you’re athletic, make sure you warm up and cool down correctly to protect your knees and other joints. You should also always wear appropriate shoes and protective gear for your sport.
If you have knee pain that’s limiting your mobility or quality of life, call Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC or make an appointment online today.
Pain Management Specialist in Bellevue, Washington and servicing areas in Seattle, Washington