Knee Pain Specialist

Washington Center for Pain Management

Pain Management located in Bellevue, WA with clinics in the greater Puget Sound area

Nearly one-third of Americans will experience knee pain at some point in their lives, and that pain impacts everyday movements we often take for granted. The top-rated pain specialists at Washington Center for Pain Management in Bellevue, Washington, offer a multitude of techniques to address knee pain and get you back on your feet. Regain your knee health by calling the office or by requesting a consultation using the online booking feature.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The knees endure an incredible amount of pressure with every move in the upright position, particularly walking, running, and lifting. The knee joint bears the brunt of your weight every time you take a step or bend down. 

In addition to their heavy use, your knee joints hold a complex collection of nerves, ligaments, muscles, joints, and other structures. This makes your knees incredibly vulnerable to injury or overuse. 

Some of the most common injuries or conditions that cause knee pain include: 

  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Torn meniscus
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Mechanical problems can also lead to knee pain. For example, foot pain can change the way you walk, putting added stress on the knee.

When should I see a doctor about knee pain?

You don’t have to suffer through knee pain. Any time you experience significant knee pain that doesn’t go away on its own, you can make an appointment at the Washington Center for Pain Management. If you’re involved in an accident associated with your knee pain or suspect an infection or a broken bone, it’s important to see a doctor right away. 

In less serious cases, the following criteria warrant a trip to the doctor: 

  • Knee pain doesn’t dissipate or disappear on its own after several days 
  • Your knee can’t bear any weight
  • Notable swelling appears around your knee
  • Your knee can’t bend or extend in its normal range of motion

Even small injuries to the knee can make you more susceptible to repeated knee injuries, so it’s essential to see a doctor for both treatment and prevention.

What treatments are available for knee pain?

Treatment for knee pain depends on the type and location of its source and is personalized on a case-by-case basis. The treatment for arthritis, for example, is vastly different than treatment related to a fracture.

The providers at Washington Center for Pain Management use an advanced, multidisciplinary approach to pain and incorporate regenerative medicine and other methods to relieve your pain, such as:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Stem cell therapy

No knee pain is untreatable. If you’re ready to find relief, contact the practice by calling the office directly or requesting your initial consultation online.