Knee pain can be a sign of an underlying injury, infection, or disease. Left untreated, knee pain can escalate and prevent you from going about your daily activities. Patients with severe knee pain have trouble just standing or walking. Pain management specialist Basem Abdelfattah, MD, offers personalized treatment at Chronic Pain Relief in Dallas. Call or book your appointment online and reclaim your life.
Like other types of pain, knee pain is often a symptom of an underlying medical issue. Treating knee pain successfully depends on determining the cause. Common reasons for knee pain include:
Knee pain usually requires medical treatment to improve, but there some things you can do every day to prevent knee pain from getting worse:
Staying active and flexible improves balance and encourages the muscles of the legs to work together naturally and safely.
Choose activities that are best for your body type and condition. Learn the proper techniques for your favorite sport or hobby.
Added pounds put stress on your muscles and joints, increasing the risk of injury.
Choose activities that are safe for your knee condition. Low-impact hobbies like swimming are gentle on joints.
Treatment for knee pain varies from patient to patient, depending on your condition, symptoms, and pain level. Fractures and tears require surgical intervention. Dr. Abdelfattah works in conjunction with trusted surgical colleagues to manage your pain throughout the process.
For other types of knee pain, Dr. Abdelfattah uses a comprehensive approach to treat not only your symptoms and the physical source of your knee pain but also the environmental and emotional stressors that may be contributing to your pain.
He primarily treats physical pain with a balanced medication regimen, injections, and other medical interventions, and physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the knee joint and improve mobility.
Dr. Abdelfattah simultaneously addresses outside factors that may impact your condition. For instance, your work or family life may be creating stress that inhibits the healing process. He recommends stress relief techniques and lifestyle changes to put you on the path to becoming pain-free.
To learn how you can become active and pain-free again, call or book your appointment online today.