Knee Pain Specialist in Mesquite, TX
Knee pain can manifest with various symptoms, and the specific symptoms may vary depending on the underlying cause. Dr. Andrew Morchower offers pain management treatments for knee pain. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment. We are accepting new patients! Visit our clinic at 1102 N. Galloway Ave. Mesquite, TX 75149.
Table of Contents:
What doctor do I see for knee pain?
What is the name for a knee specialist?
How do you know when your knee pain is more serious?
When should you see an orthopedic doctor for knee pain?
How can I make knee pain go away?
Are you in need of a knee pain specialist in Mesquite, TX? If so, you’ll find one here at OmniSpine Pain Management. Dr. Andrew Morchower is our specialist, and he can provide the kind of pain treatment and management you need for the long term and for a healthy lifestyle. Reach out to us today or read on to learn more about what the doctor can do for you here at our pain management clinic.
Knee pain can be evaluated by a primary care physician, but for serious or chronic pain, the physician will likely refer the patient to a knee specialist. This specialist is called an orthopedic specialist, and this is the kind of doctor you’ll want to see for your knee pain.
For your joints, bones, ligaments, nerves, and tendons, an orthopedic specialist is the doctor to see. These specialists are experts in the human musculoskeletal system, and they can:
• Diagnose issues with your knees caused by physical activity or injury
• Treat and help you manage your pain, as well as the underlying condition causing your pain, such as arthritis or osteoporosis
• Help you avoid pain or further issues in the future
• Improve your mobility and quality of life
Sometimes knee pain can be serious and require professional care. There are some simple rules for when to see a doctor for knee pain: if your knee pain is severe, if medication doesn’t work, if your pain is affecting your regular activities, or if the pain has lasted longer than 3 months. If your pain falls into one or more of those categories, then you should see an orthopedic doctor. Long-lasting pain is called chronic pain, and it requires the care of a professional.
When you go see a professional like an orthopedic doctor, try to remember whether there was a particular injury that could be causing your pain. Also, bring up with the doctor any activities that aggravate your knee pain and make it worse. These topics will help the doctor understand your pain, it’s possible causes, and possible treatments.
For more severe knee pain or chronic knee pain, it’s necessary to get professional care. A doctor will likely prescribe pain medication to relieve your pain in the short or long term, and often physical therapy or strengthening exercises will help too. Arch supports or braces can help some patients.
Sometimes pain requires a more direct approach, such as corticosteroid injections or surgery. However, there are other options available too, such as radiofrequency nerve ablation and genicular nerve block treatment. Genicular nerve block treatment is nonsurgical and can be effective for arthritis in the knee, and it has other applications too. We provide these treatments and many other effective alternatives to surgery here at our clinic.
If you’d like to learn more about our services and our knee pain specialist in Mesquite TX, then we’d like to hear from you at OmniSpine Pain Management! Give us a call today. You can book a consultation with us online. And when you’re ready to come in for your consultation, you’ll find our clinic at 1102 N. Galloway Ave. Mesquite, TX 75149. We Serve Patients From Mesquite TX, Balch Springs TX, Sunnyvale TX, Seagoville TX, and Garland TX.
We hope to see and assist you soon here at OmniSpine Pain Management in Mesquite!