If your knee gives out without warning or chronic pain interferes with your mobility, schedule an appointment with the orthopedic specialists at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. At their offices in Prosper, McKinney and Sherman, Texas, and their walk-in clinic in McKinney, Texas, the board-certified medical team can customize treatments to alleviate pain and restore knee mobility, including cartilage restoration and robotic-assisted joint replacements. Find out more about your options for relieving chronic knee pain by calling the office, booking online, or visiting the McKinney office as a walk-in.
Chronic knee pain can result from a number of underlying medical conditions or due to direct trauma suffered in a fall, an auto accident, sports, and other high-impact situations.
Common conditions that cause knee pain includes:
You can also develop pain and instability in the knee due to degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
For some, a sedentary lifestyle can cause muscles that support the knee to weaken. You can also be prone to chronic knee pain due to being overweight.
You should schedule a diagnostic appointment with the medical team at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine if you have knee pain that worsens, is accompanied by swelling, or pain that doesn’t get better with over-the-counter medications and rest.
The staff at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers on-site diagnostic testing, including X-rays and MRIs, to determine the cause of your pain.
Untreated knee pain can lead to instability, which increases your risk of falls or permanent knee damage.
If your chronic knee pain is the result of arthritis or other degenerative condition, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician can recommend medications to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
They can also suggest physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in your knee and prevent the worsening of your condition.
For severe injuries like ACL damage or a torn meniscus (the C-shaped cartilage that cushions the contact point of the shin and the thigh bones), your provider might discuss your surgical options.
The skilled Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeons offer a variety of surgeries for repairing knee damage, including arthroscopy.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only a small incision and a slender medical instrument to explore the internal structures of your knee. The instrument contains an attached camera that sends images back to an external monitor your physician views during the procedure.
During your arthroscopy, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeon can identify the root cause of your pain and repair damaged tissue. This type of surgery allows you to recover faster than traditional surgery and doesn’t cause unnecessary trauma to your body.
To find out if you’re a candidate for arthroscopy or other knee surgery, schedule a consultation at the office nearest you by phone, online, or by visiting the McKinney office as a walk-in.