Knee and joint pain is a common condition, affecting approximately 100 million people in the United States. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. Healthy knees are naturally filled with Synovial fluid that helps lubricate and provide cushioning. In osteoarthritis the amount of synovial fluid is diminished and the joint space becomes more compressed. This causes the bones to rub together resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Our knee pain specialists will work to determine the primary source of pain before developing the properly customized treatment plan.
Causes & Symptoms
Knee pain can arise from a variety of reasons, including sports, age, medical conditions, a sudden injury, but the number one cause of osteoarthritis is hereditary. Symptoms may include:
- Aches and pains
- Limited motion
- “Grating” sensation
Our doctors can treat patients with a range of conditions, including:
- Ligament Injury
- Mobility Issues
At Minnesota Arthritis Center, we understand how debilitating knee pain can be and how it may be difficult to think about anything other than the discomfort. That’s where we step in. Our healthcare professionals will promote a quick and effective recovery so you can get back to a pain free life.
Knee Pain Treatments
One of our primary treatments for knee pain consists of FDA approved and non-surgical injections using gel supplements. The gel injections help relieve pain by lubricating and cushioning the knee joint. Additionally, our doctors are able to improve results dramatically by using use of low-dose video fluoroscopy to pinpoint the exact spots where treatment can do the most good. This highly successful and safe treatment option provides patients with pain relief for up to six months.