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Knee Pain Treatment

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.

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Knee Inflammation Treatment For Chronic Pain 

Physical Therapy & Treatment For Knee Pain

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:

  • Activity modification
  • Use of an ambulatory aid
  • Viscosupplementation injections (knee only)
  • Cortisone knee injections for arthritis & more
  • Strengthening exercises, which can be done at home or with the assistance of a physical therapist
  • Oral medications such as Tylenol and anti-inflammatories
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Sleeves
  • Braces
  • Topical agents

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:

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common knee pain symptoms that suggest arthritis?

Common symptoms of chronic knee pain from arthritis can include:

  • Pain that worsens throughout the day
  • Knee instability (feeling that the knee is giving way)
  • Pain that gets worse with activity and improves with rest
  • Pain localized to the knee area
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs
  • Trouble sitting down or standing

Will I need physical therapy for knee pain?

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.

Does your knee doctor near me accept insurance?

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 Insurance page here on the website.

How can I get started with the best orthopedic surgeon near me?

At Pinnacle, we make it easy to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll schedule you as quickly as we possibly can.

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