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Knee Pain Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

Knee pain is a common ailment, affecting many adults at some point in their lives. The highly-trained physicians at Internal Medicine Practices in Lady Lake and Tavares, Florida, can find the root cause of your knee pain. They offer treatments that improve healing and get you quickly on the road to recovery. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling in one or both of your knee joints. Your knees are made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and cartilage. Diseases, injuries, accidents, and age-related wear-and-tear are common causes of knee pain. The discomfort can feel like:

  • Aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Instability

You can experience a reduced range of motion, crunching or popping sounds, swelling, redness, or bruising caused by a chronic disease or knee injury. Treatment by the team at Internal Medicine Practices offers knee pain relief.

What are some causes of knee pain?

Some common causes of knee pain include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • ACL/MCL (ligament) injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Work-related injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Falling down
  • Arthritis
  • Other diseases
  • Age-related degeneration

Adopting healthy habits, getting regular exercise and rest, eating healthy foods, and maintaining an ideal weight are ways to reduce the risk of knee problems.

Finding the root cause of your discomfort is the key to developing an effective, long-lasting treatment plan.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of knee pain?

The Internal Medicine Practices team discusses your symptoms and reviews your medical history to determine what’s causing knee pain and treat it. They examine your knee joints and their range of motion. They’ll suggest that you have blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, or another imaging procedure to help them make a final diagnosis.

How is knee pain treated?

The knee pain treatment that’s best for you will depend on what’s causing the discomfort and how severe it is. Your provider can recommend:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce knee pain include wearing a knee brace, resting your knee, icing it, and trying compression and elevation.

Medicine

Taking over-the-counter and prescribed medications can reduce the discomfort, even the root cause of ongoing knee pain. Your provider personalizes a medication regimen that’s right for you.

Injections

Knee joint injections like steroids, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can reduce swelling and discomfort. They can also lubricate the knee joint and improve your body’s healing ability.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches and exercises strengthen the knee joint, reduce pain, and prevent further knee injuries.

Surgery

Sometimes knee surgery is the best treatment for severe and ongoing knee pain that doesn’t go away with conservative treatments. The Internal Medicine Practices team can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon who repairs, removes, or replaces tissues in the knee to restore its structure and function.

Don’t live with ongoing knee pain when simple treatments are within reach at Internal Medicine Practices. Call the nearest office today to book an appointment or schedule one online.

Fax: 949-543-2074