When you think about your knees, you most likely don’t consider how much these joints support and stabilize your body or the range of motion they allow. Because they bear the full weight of your body every day, these joints are susceptible to injury due to aging, deterioration, strain, trauma, and repetitive injuries.
At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, we specialize in the treatment of all kinds of knee issues that can lead to chronic knee pain. Some chronic knee pain causes are related to the aging process, while others are due to conditions like inflammatory arthritis, necrosis of the knee, post-traumatic arthritis, degenerative meniscal tears, and problems with previously performed knee joint replacement surgery.
If you're living with chronic knee pain and continuing to seek answers, you don't have to feel helpless. As the top knee specialists Nashville, TN has to offer, Dr. Kaminsky, Dr. Baxter, and the team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics are here to help. Schedule your first appointment today to begin your journey toward living a pain-free life.
Once a knee has developed signs of degeneration, it needs to receive unique treatment as a whole, rather than trying to treat one component (such as a meniscal tear in the knee) in isolation. Rather than immediately seeking a repair or replacement, the goal of treatment becomes symptom management to help maintain an acceptable quality of life.
Many non-operative treatments have been shown to be successful in the treatment of knee arthritis, such as:
If non-operative measures fail, or patients wish to have a more permanent fix, then joint replacement is an option.
We will conduct a comprehensive examination and advise you of options. Dr. Kaminsky performs several different joint replacement procedures, including:
Common symptoms of chronic knee pain from arthritis can include:
The answer depends on the cause of your knee pain. Generally speaking, physical therapy is used to rebuild strength and help increase mobility in the affected joint. After a thorough evaluation, our team can recommend an appropriate course of treatment that may include physical therapy or other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and/or surgery.
Yes! The team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accepts insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our here on the website.