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Knee Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM

About 25% of adults suffer from frequent knee pain, which can be debilitating and lead to serious knee problems when ignored. At Lynx Healthcare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, board-certified pain management specialists offer a wide array of knee pain treatments to optimize comfort, mobility, and quality of life. For expert knee pain treatment, call or make an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What does knee pain feel like?

Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your knee joint, which is made of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Knee pain might present as:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp or severe discomfort
  • Problems with mobility
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Inability to straighten your leg

Knee pain might be mild, moderate, or severe. It might get worse over time or come and go. You should visit Lynx Healthcare at the first sign of knee discomfort to prevent potentially serious complications in the future.

What are knee pain risk factors?

Anybody can develop knee pain, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing it. Examples are older age, arthritis, past knee injuries, being overweight or obese, and physical inactivity. Causes of knee discomfort include ACL injuries, fractures, bursitis, tendinitis, a dislocated knee cap, or a torn meniscus.

Playing sports, car accidents, falling down, or even misstepping can put you at risk of knee injuries and pain.

How is knee discomfort diagnosed?

Lynx Healthcare works to find the root cause of your knee pain so they can develop an effective treatment. The team discusses your symptoms and medical history and examines your knee. They might recommend you complete blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, or MRIs to make a final diagnosis.

What are common knee pain treatments?

Knee pain treatments vary based on what’s causing the discomfort and its severity. Examples of knee pain treatments available at Lynx Healthcare include:

Home therapies

If you have a minor knee injury, the team might suggest simply wearing a knee brace, icing your knee, elevating it, compression, or rest.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP injections are revolutionary knee pain treatments that enhance your body’s natural ability to regenerate new cells and heal, without addictive pain medicines or invasive surgery.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises can stretch and strengthen tissues in your knee to accelerate healing and reduce your risk of reinjury. You might need physical therapy in place of or after knee surgery.

Injections

Injections are common knee pain treatments that can alleviate discomfort. Your pain specialist might recommend steroid, anesthetic, or hyaluronic acid injections to reduce pain and inflammation or increase joint lubrication. 

Radiofrequency ablation

During radiofrequency ablation, the team uses a needle to apply radiofrequency energy to targeted nerves. Doing so can block pain signals to your brain.

Surgery

If you have a significant knee injury and pain associated with it, knee surgery might be the best way to fully restore your joint and reduce chronic pain. Arthroscopic knee surgery, partial knee replacement, and full knee replacement are common surgical knee procedures.

Don’t let knee discomfort prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. Schedule a consultation with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online to find out which knee pain treatment can offer you the most relief.