Knee Pain

Pain Management Specialists located in Orland Park, IL
Knee Pain services offered in Orland Park, IL

If you struggle with extreme or ongoing knee pain and need relief, see the experts at The Neuroscience and Spine Institute in Orland Park, Illinois. Arif Hussain, DO, Joseph Rabi, MD, Firas Rafait, DO and their team offer knee pain management to help you heal faster and experience less discomfort. Call the office to learn more about your treatment options, or use the online booking feature today.

Knee Pain Q& A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a condition in which you feel discomfort in your knee joint, a joint comprising bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which connects your upper and lower leg. The pain may develop because of wear-and-tear, aging, an injury, or a chronic disease. See The Neuroscience and Spine Institute providers at the first sign of knee damage.

What does knee pain feel like?

Knee pain may appear in various forms, such as:

  • Dull aching
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Tingling
  • Stabbing pain
  • Shooting discomfort
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Redness 
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness

These symptoms are all signs of injuries or diseases that can affect your knees and other joints. Visit The Neuroscience and Spine Institute specialists if knee pain reduces your quality of life.

What are the risk factors for knee pain?

Some of the various factors that contribute to knee pain include:

  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Improper sports training
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Playing sports
  • Previous knee injuries
  • Falling down
  • Running on uneven surfaces
  • Being in a car accident
  • Older age
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Lack of strength and flexibility 
  • Physically demanding job

Common knee injuries include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries, fractures, tendonitis, torn meniscus, bursitis, sprains, and kneecap dislocation. 

What can cause knee pain?

To pinpoint the cause of knee pain, The Neuroscience and Spine Institute specialists examine your knee and other joints and review your medical history. They discuss your symptoms and may order joint fluid or blood tests, X-rays, an MRI, or other imaging procedures before customizing your knee pain treatment plan.

How is knee pain treated?

To ease knee discomfort, The Neuroscience and Spine Institute providers may recommend home remedies, including rest, ice or heat packs, compression, elevation, and wearing a brace. 

You might need medications, physical therapy, or joint injections (hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid, or regenerative medicine). Regenerative medicine uses stem cells or platelets from your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response.

In severe cases, knee surgery is the best way to repair, reconstruct, remove, or replace parts of your knee joint to alleviate pain and restore the affected joint’s structure and mobility.

To get relief from knee pain, schedule an appointment at The Neuroscience and Spine Institute by phone or request one online today.