Knee Pain Relief
Performed by the award winning doctors in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, and Surprise, Arizona
Knee pain takes on several forms and there are many ways to treat knee pain. The knee is one of the largest, most complex joints in the body. It is made up of four bones: The femur, the tibia, the fibula, and the patella. The muscles that support the knee are the quadriceps, in the front of the knee, and the hamstrings, in the back. These structures are connected through an intricate compilation of ligaments and cartilage.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prevents the femur from moving backwards onto the tibia, and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) prevents the femur from sliding forwards. There are two collateral ligaments, medial and lateral, that also help to provide support. The meniscus (lateral and medial) is tissue that sits between the femur and the tibia, providing ease of movement between the two bones. There is also articular cartilage that sits behind the patella. The knee is surrounded by bursae, fluid filled sacs which help to cusion the knee joint.
Treatments for knee pain relief include:
- Corticosteroid Injection
- Saphenous Nerve Block
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Physical Therapy
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At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your knee pain symptoms, improve function and increase your quality of life.
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