Skilled Pain Care Clinic
Anesthesiologists & Pain Management Physicians located in Houston, TX & Katy, TX
The knee is a complex hinge joint that’s essential to your mobility. If you experience knee pain, Syed Nasir, MD, and his team at Skilled Pain Care Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas, can determine the cause of your condition and provide you with the right treatment for effective relief. As the leading physician at Skilled Pain Care Clinic, Dr. Nasir specializes in a number of interventional pain management services. To speak to Dr. Nasir about treating your knee pain, book an appointment by phone or online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain usually happens as a result of injuries or conditions that affect the health and function of the structures of your knee. Among the most common causes of knee pain are:
The knee is made up of several different structures, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Injuries to these structures are common sources of knee pain.
Soft-tissue injuries typically happen from overuse, overextension, and activities that require twisting, cutting, and jumping. ACL injuries are one of the most common soft-tissue injuries that affect the knee.
When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is torn, it causes pain and swelling and limits your range of motion.
Tendinitis refers to irritation and inflammation of the tendons. Patellar tendinitis is a type of tendinitis that affects the tendon that connects your knee cap to your shinbone.
Tendinitis in the knee is common in patients who participate in activities like running, skiing, cycling, and jumping. Tendinitis is primarily an overuse injury that’s caused by repeated stress on the tendons in your knee.
Arthritis refers to swelling and tenderness in your joints.
Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, causes the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones to break down over time. Cartilage cushions the bones and allows your joints to move without friction.
When enough of your cartilage has worn away, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing intense pain and limited mobility.
If you experience worrisome or ongoing knee pain, Dr. Nasir and his team can help you determine the underlying cause and best nonsurgical treatment for effective relief.
How is knee pain treated?
Treatments of knee pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Pain medication
- Synvisc-One® injections
During your first appointment, Dr. Nasir does a number of evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your knee pain. Dr. Nasir develops treatments based on the needs of each patient. With minimally invasive treatment, you can get effective long-lasting relief.
What is regenerative medicine?
In addition to conventional treatments, Dr. Nasir also provides regenerative medicine, a new, innovative way to repair damaged tissue.
Dr. Nasir offers both stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma. Both treatments are used to increase blood flow and promote the regeneration of damaged tissue.
If you suffer from a soft tissue injury, Dr. Nasir can use regenerative medicine to help relieve your pain and restore structure and function to your knee. To learn more about regenerative medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.