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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Almost everyone has knee pain at some time or another, get expert treatments to experience relief today.

What is knee pain?

Knee pain can be a temporary issue caused by a slight injury, or it can be chronic pain that disrupts your daily life. There are all sorts of causes of painful knees, and being able to identify the cause is essential to treatment.

If the pain lasts more than a day or two, it is time to see a doctor. You should also see the doctor if there is any extreme swelling or obvious deformity to the knee. If you have a fever, cannot put weight on the knee, or have extreme pain, you need to get medical attention.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

When you have this condition, you may experience multiple symptoms, including:

  • Sharp stabbing pain in one or more locations of the knee
  • Generalized pain in the entire knee joint
  • Difficulty bending or straightening the joint
  • Grinding, squeaking, or popping noises in the knee
  • Redness, swelling, and warmth around the knee
  • Trouble standing, walking, or sitting in certain positions

What causes knee pain?


Any fall, sharp blow to the knee, or overextension of the joint can cause one or more of these issues:

  • Fractures: The most common fracture tends to be the kneecap.
  • Dislocations: These occur when one or more of the bones in the knee pop out of place.
  • Ligament tears: Tears to the ACL or other ligament holding the joint together are common when the knee twists sharply.
  • Bursitis: The bursae are small fluid sacs that lubricate the joint, but they can get inflamed and painful.
  • Meniscal tear:This is a tear to the cartilage that is meant to protect the knee.


Arthritis is a generalized term referring to inflammation in the knee, and it is a very common cause of joint pain. There are actually multiple types of arthritis that can all cause pain in the knee, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Gout

Other Medical Conditions

There are quite a few other medical conditions that can cause painful knees.

  • Joint infections
  • Knee cancer
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

How is knee pain treated?

Depending on what causes the pain, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments.

Medications and Injections

There are all sorts of medications that can reduce pain. Your doctor may also suggest taking an anti-inflammatory to bring down swelling. Finally, injections of corticosteroids straight to the knee can reduce inflammation.
Physical Therapy
You might need physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility to the knee. This is a blend of exercises that help improve range of motion and stability for the joint.


If the damage is very severe, you might need surgery to repair it. A few common options include:

  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Ligament or cartilage repair
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement

Home Remedies

These home treatments can provide some relief from pain.

  • Rest the knee
  • Ice the knee
  • Use a compression bandage
  • Elevate the knee
  • Use a heating pad

AZ Pain and Spine Institute
Knee Pain Treatments

Here at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, we improve our patients’ quality of life by alleviating and managing their pain. Some of our Knee Pain treatments include:

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Why choose AZ Pain and Spine Institute to treat your Knee Pain?

We have a team of medical practitioners, pain management doctors, and staff who are experts on pain management, including Knee Pain. We use state-of-the-art technology and effective approaches in achieving our mission. We care about your well-being and are committed to making your life pain-free.