Take The First Step Towards Knee Pain Relief

Our expert team at ROC understands the significant impact knee pain can have on daily life. With specialized care tailored to injuries, chronic pain, and various conditions affecting the knee, we aim to alleviate discomfort and restore full function. Our goal is to guide our patients towards a future free from pain, empowering you to resume your daily activities with optimal function restored.

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Regain Control of Your Life and Embrace an Active Lifestyle Once More

Whether it’s managing runner’s knee, addressing common injuries, or navigating complex orthopedic issues, our team of board-certified surgeons tailor personalized treatment plans to each individual.

Through a combination of surgical and non-operative interventions, we aim to empower our patients to regain their mobility and resume an active lifestyle.

Multi-Talented Team

Our board-certified surgeons and certified physician assistants provide patient-first surgical and non-operative orthopedic care.

Patient-Centered Care

A patient’s unique health needs and desired health outcomes are the driving force behind all health care decisions at ROC.

Chronic Pain & Injury Relief

We treat many types of pain, chronic conditions, and injuries, including runner’s knee, ACL strains and tears, arthritis of the knee, and bursitis.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options

Our surgeons use minimally invasive and robotic techniques to perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries and treatment options.

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Answers to Knee Pain & Treatment Questions

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain frequently occurs due to a sports injury. You may take a hit to the knee or damage the tissues in the joint when you make certain movements. Pivoting, sidestepping, and suddenly stopping or changing direction while running can cause ligament damage.

Overuse injuries also cause knee pain. This type of injury develops over time as you frequently repeat the same movement.

ROC often treats painful knee conditions such as:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Patellofemoral problems (runner’s knee)
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Unstable kneecap
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

The Osgood-Schlatter disease commonly causes knee pain in adolescents, especially when their bones, muscles, and other soft tissues go through growth spurts.

What symptoms might I have along with knee pain?

The orthopedic problems that cause knee pain may result in additional symptoms, including:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness and restricted movement
  • Clicking or popping
  • Locked knee joint
  • Inability to straighten your knee
  • Inability to bear weight on your knee

When you suffer stretched or torn ligaments, you might also end up with joint instability.

How is knee pain treated?

Your provider at ROC completes a physical exam and may need to take X-rays or other diagnostic images to diagnose the cause of your pain accurately.

If you have a ruptured ligament or a complex fracture, you may need to have surgery right away. Otherwise, your treatment begins with conservative therapies, such as:

  • Rest
  • Ice and heat
  • Temporary immobilization
  • Bracing and splinting
  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Steroid injections
  • PRP injections
  • Physical therapy

When advanced arthritis causes knee pain, you may need a knee replacement to restore the joint and eliminate the pain. Whenever possible, ROC performs knee surgery, including joint replacement, using minimally invasive surgery called arthroscopy.

How does arthroscopy help knee pain?

Your provider performs arthroscopic surgery using a specialized instrument equipped with lighting and a camera.

The narrow tool fits through a tiny incision, then sends magnified images of the joint to a monitor. Your provider can thoroughly examine the inside of your knee to diagnose the problem.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Your provider simply inserts narrow surgical instruments through another small incision and repairs the joint.

Learn More About Our Knee Care Experts

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and certified physician assistants are dedicated to helping patients of all ages and activity levels regain mobility and achieve personal milestones.

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Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Request a consultation with our experienced orthopedic specialists today. Let us help you regain control and restore your quality of life.

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