Knee pain is one of the most common issues we see at the Orthohealing Center – especially among athletes and active individuals.
We are seeing an epidemic of patients presenting with knee arthritis from trauma associated with active lifestyles. As such, while having some of the best knee specialists Los Angeles has to offer, few doctors are more qualified to integrate the latest orthopedic advancements to help you heal the as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Symptoms of knee pain
The symptoms associated with knee pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. For example, along with general discomfort around the joint, you may also experience:
- Popping and clicking noises
- An inability to straighten your knee
Diagnosing the underlying cause of your pain
Countless conditions and injuries can result in debilitating knee pain. Some of the most common ones among our patients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas include:
- ACL injury
- MCL Sprain
- Meniscus tear
- Patellar tendinitis/tendinosis
- Joint Arthritis and cartilage disease
- Bakers Cyst
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Dislocated kneecap
To determine what specifically is causing your knee pain, we will perform a complete physical examination to understand your lifestyle and what may have triggered the pain. We’ll assess overall biomechanics along with the entire knee to access for pain, swelling, range of motion, stability/laxity, and functional capacity.
Although our physical examination will give us an idea of what’s causing your pain, we’ll often want to confirm our diagnosis with an imaging test. In many cases, this may be a hands-on diagnostic ultrasound to create a live image of your knee to specifically evaluate the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and meniscus and to look for joint swelling/bursitis. If a more extensive injury is present involving bone, cartilage or meniscus is suspected, we may promptly obtain a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI.
Innovative treatments for your knee pain
At the Orthohealing Center, our Los Angeles knee specialists are committed to relieving your pain and healing your injury from the inside out, so you can make a full return to your active lifestyle. And to accomplish these goals, we leverage a fresh approach that is proven-effective to get results.
Quite often other doctors focus on temporary pain-relief measures or invasive surgery. As some of the best physiatrists and providers of relief for knee pain Los Angeles has to offer, we believe in a more innovative way to naturally restore function. and treat knee pain. We know that our patients want long-lasting relief and they want to be off the sidelines as quickly as possible – and that’s exactly what we strive to deliver. As such, the Orthohealing Center is primarily focused on minimally invasive alternative procedures that can potentially improve your symptoms and repair the damaged structure in your knee without a lengthy healing period, including PRP knee injections, bone marrow stem cell therapy, prolotherapy and more. We believe that these approaches offer a minimally invasive and viable method for treating knee pain., and have treated thousands of patients with this approach with positive results.