Knee Pain services offered in Twin Falls, ID
Knee pain includes any discomfort that affects your knee. The pain may range from a dull ache to severe pain that limits your mobility. Your pain may develop suddenly from an acute injury or slowly over time.
No matter the cause, knee pain can make it hard for you to manage your day-to-day routine. Southern Idaho Pain Institute is a state-of-the-art pain management practice that offers many innovative treatments to ease knee pain.
You can develop knee pain from an unexpected injury, overuse, or underlying disease. Common causes of knee pain include:
- Meniscus tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain in the front of your kneecap)
- Knee bursitis
- Tendonitis, including patellar tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis
- Iliotibial band syndrome (tightness in the band that runs from the hip to the knee)
- Chondromalacia (damage to the cartilage under the kneecap)
- Shin splints
The location of your pain may help determine the cause. For example, pain in the front of your knee may be a sign of arthritis or bursitis, while pain on the inside of your knee may be a symptom of a meniscus or ACL tear.
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you visit Southern Idaho Pain Institute for help with knee pain. The team aims to find the cause of your pain to provide the best care possible.
During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, including the location and severity of your pain and the activities that make it worse. They ask about your medical history and examine your knee.
The team may also request imaging tests, such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to confirm or rule out the cause of your knee pain.
The team at Southern Idaho Pain Institute customizes your knee pain treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your symptoms. The team uses many innovative treatments to reduce pain and improve your quality of life.
Your knee pain treatment plan may include:
- Activity modification
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Nerve blocks
- Amnio injections
- Viscosupplementation for knee arthritis
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
The team performs all minimally invasive procedures at their state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center. If the pain management and interventional procedures fail to ease your pain, the team may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss other options.
Knee pain can keep you from living your life. To get relief from knee pain, call Southern Idaho Pain Institute or schedule an appointment online today.