Knee Pain Specialist

Innovative Pain Solutions Centers

Pain Management located in Bowie, MD & Laurel, MD

You don’t realize how much you use your knees when you sit, stand, or move until you have knee pain. At Innovative Pain Solutions Centers, with offices in Bowie, Salisbury, and Laurel, Maryland, Akara Forsythe, MD, and Joseph Oppong, Jr., MD, offer expert diagnosis of the many issues that cause knee pain and customized treatment plans to relieve your pain and get you back to your regular activities. Call or make an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the causes of knee pain?

Your knees bear the brunt of the pressure created with every move you make, from transitioning between sitting and standing to walking, running, and jumping, which makes them vulnerable to injuries and general wear-and-tear. If you have knee pain, it could be due to a wide range of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • ACL injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Iliotibial (IT) band problems

Your risk of knee pain increases if you’re overweight or if you put extra stress on your knees during your job or while playing a sport. If you have tight, inflexible muscles around your knees, you may also suffer from knee pain.

 

How is the cause of knee pain diagnosed?

At Innovative Pain Solutions Centers, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong provide detailed physical exams to identify the cause of your knee pain. During your exam, they ask questions about your medical history and lifestyle as well as your symptoms. They feel your knee and may ask you to bend and extend your leg or walk around the office so they can gauge your range of motion and signs of pain.

In addition to your physical exam, your doctor may recommend a diagnostic imaging test such as an X-ray or MRI to examine the inside of your knee and gather more information about the condition causing your pain.

 

How is knee pain treated?

Treatment for your knee pain depends on the condition causing it. Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong provide a wide range of knee pain treatments including:

  • Steroid and cortisone injections
  • Medication management
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Hyaluronic acid intra-articular joint injections
  • Nerve blocks including genicular nerve blocks
  • Orthotics

Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy, aqua therapy, and topical treatments. They can also help you lose weight, which can reduce the pressure and stress on your knees.

 

When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?

If you have knee pain for more than a few days and it doesn’t subside with rest, over-the-counter pain relievers, or the application of heat and ice, you should make an appointment at Innovative Pain Solutions Centers. Also, if you have any instability, numbness, or weakness, you should talk to Dr. Forsythe or Dr. Oppong about your symptoms.

Call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or make an appointment online today to start effective knee pain treatment.


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