How a pain management doctor can help your knee pain
Visiting a pain management doctor is a crucial step in properly diagnosing and treating acute or ongoing knee pain. As there are numerous potential causes for pain, only a medical provider will be able to distinguish probable cause through a physical examination, discussion, and possible imaging studies and/or laboratory tests. Once the cause of the pain is identified, you and your doctor will be able to effectively identify and discuss beneficial next steps that can help alleviate pain and explore a variety of treatment options.
Before a pain management doctor recommends a treatment plan, he or she will review your medical history, pain symptoms, previous treatments, and any relevant documentation. After reviewing your case, your doctor will perform a physical examination and discuss your pain management goals with you. Your doctor may order imaging and lab work to better identify the cause of your pain.
You can learn more about Capitol Pain Institute’s process and what to expect from your pain management visit at: https://capitolpain.com/what-to-expect-from-a-pain-management-visit/.
If you need help with managing your knee pain, Capitol Pain Institute can help.
Your doctor may recommend a knee brace to help ease your knee pain. A knee brace can help reduce your pain by supporting the knee and helping offload stress on the affected joints. The brace will also help serve as a reminder to use proper posture and movement in order to prevent further damage or injury.
A pain management doctor may recommend injections to either reduce pain or to further help with identifying the root cause of your knee pain. Injections are used to deliver medication to the affected area, helping relieve pain in the immediate area.
In some cases, surgery may be warranted to address the underlying cause of the pain. If this is the case, Capitol Pain Management will work with you to make the appropriate recommendation to a surgeon who will take on your case and provide any necessary surgical procedures. After your procedure is completed, Capital Pain Management will continue to work with you during your recovery.
At Capitol Pain Management, our doctors will work with you to determine if surgery is necessary or if a non-invasive approach using injections, over-the-counter medication or physical therapy is more appropriate.
The Capitol Pain Process
Once our pain management doctors have your imaging and lab results, they’ll carefully review and deliver a precise diagnosis so you can collaboratively develop the best plan to alleviate your pain. Whether you tend to be more conservative in your medical decision making or you prefer a more aggressive approach, we want to work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.
Imaging, lab tests, therapy, bracing, injections and surgery have the potential to allow proper diagnosis and long-term treatment for knee pain, but these can only be accessed and utilized by your doctor. Identification of the root cause of your knee pain can allow you and your doctor to discuss effective treatment options that can help alleviate knee pain and return to a comfortable life.