Knee Pain

Our knees take a lot of force. They support the weight of our bodies. They keep us upright and stable. They cushion us when we walk and run. So, knee pain, on one side or both sides, can be commonplace in both young and older populations.

In young people, knee pain is frequently associated with overuse, repetitive activity, or trauma.

In older populations, the cause is usually osteoarthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or lupus as well as cancer are some less common causes for knee pain in older adults.

Conservative Treatment Options

If knee pain is caused by minor trauma or overuse then rest, elevate, and ice your knee. If it is safe to take, anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, can sometimes help. Try to avoid further injury to the knee. In addition, sometimes shoe orthotics and reducing weight can be of further benefit.

Advanced Treatment Options


If knee pain is still preventing you from doing the things you love and fails to improve from conservative treatments and you are experiencing severe pain, or the pain was caused by trauma that is greater than minor, you may need to get an X-ray or other imaging such as an MRI. You may also need to be tested for an inflammatory cause.

We can create an individualized plan to get you feeling better.

Advanced Treatment Options

Advanced treatment options for your knee pain vary depending on the cause but may include physical therapy, medications, joint steroid injection, genicular nerve ablation, or peripheral nerve stimulation. You may need to be referred to an orthopedic surgeon depending on the condition.