Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists
Damon Christian Kimes, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Weight Loss Physician located in Roswell, GA & Decatur, GA
Your knees allow you to walk, run, and climb stairs efficiently. Unfortunately, their versatility also makes them susceptible to swelling, inflammation, and certain types of arthritis. At Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists in Roswell, Georgia, interventional pain management expert Damon Kimes, MD, and his team regularly work with patients who are suffering from knee pain. If knee-related health problems have you sidelined, make an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that affects people of all ages. Sometimes, knee pain is the result of a sports-related injury such as torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament. Other times, it’s the result of a chronic condition such as arthritis or gout.
Fortunately, most cases of knee pain respond well to conservative, integrative forms of treatment. If you’re suffering from knee pain, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists.
What are the symptoms of knee pain?
The symptoms of knee pain vary depending on the location and severity of the problem. However, common telltale signs include:
- Popping or cracking noises
- Knee weakness
- Knee instability
If you suffer from knee pain, you might also have trouble straightening your leg.
When should I see a doctor regarding knee pain?
Most of the time, knee pain subsides with rest and conservative measures of at-home care such as ice and heat therapy, light exercise, or stretching. However, you should make an appointment with the team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists if you:
- Have noticeable knee swelling
- Have a fever
- Notice a visible deformity in your knee
- Are unable to straighten your knee
You should also visit the doctor if your knee pain prevents you from walking comfortably or bearing weight on your affected leg.
Is there any way to prevent knee pain?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent knee pain entirely. However, there are steps you can take to lower your risk significantly. These include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and listening to your body. For example, if you have knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, you may want to stop running and transition to an exercise that’s easier on your joints, such as swimming or cycling.
How is knee pain treated?
At Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists, the team uses conservative, integrative pain management treatments. Depending on the source and severity of your knee pain, your doctor might recommend physical therapy, light at-home exercises, or bracing.
If these methods of care don’t provide significant relief, you may benefit from steroid injections, sports massage, or nutritional guidance. For example, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can decrease inflammation throughout your body, improving your overall mobility and quality of life.
To learn more about receiving treatment for your knee pain, make an appointment at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists; call the office, or use the online booking tool today.