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Knee Pain

Pain Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation Specialists located in Orange, CA

Knee Pain
Knee Pain services offered in Orange, CA

Knee pain is a common complaint among adults and most often associated with general wear and tear from daily activities like walking, bending, standing and lifting. At InnovateMed Medical Group located in Orange, California we treat the condition using a multidisciplinary and personalized approach for a safe and effective recovery.

Knee Pain Q&A

When the structures included in the knee joint, such as ligaments, tendons, bone, and cartilage are affected by any external, environmental, or natural factor, it results in extreme pain in the joint.


What are the different causes of knee pain?

Knee pain can be classified into the following categories:

  • Ligament Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Arthritis

The different types of arthritis that can affect the knee are listed as follows:

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Psoriatic arthritis  
  • Septic arthritis
  • Fracture (broken bone)
  • Baker’s cyst


What are the risk factors?

  • Excess weight
  • Lack of muscle flexibility or strength
  • Certain sports or occupations including skiing, basketball, construction, farming, etc.
  • Previous injuries


What are the symptoms of knee pain?

The affected area on the knee, depending on the cause, whether it be inflammation of the tendon, fracture/ligament injuries, or any type of arthritis, will experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain tenderness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Discoloration
  • Stiffness
  • Loss in flexibility


Diagnostic intervention 

  • Physical inspection by the doctor
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • MRI

These imaging techniques, and physical examinations, combined with the medical skill and knowledge of our doctors at RMG, will help us to identify the problematic area accurately, analyze the situation and determine the mode of treatment.


Treatment and care

If you feel like you have injured your knee, you should immediately:

Rest & apply ice to the affected area

InnovateMed Medical Group provides the following:

  •  PRP, prolotherapy, and other injections to help the affected area
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for conditions like tendonitis, which  involves:
  • Soft-tissue stretching (fascial release)
  • Localized isometric contraction-relaxation (muscle energy)
  • Positional or facilitative relaxation (counter strain and balanced ligamentous tension)
  • Gentle techniques to balance motion in the skull (cranial osteopathy)
  • IV infusion therapies involve a combination of vitamins, minerals, and nutrition, which help boost the immune system and lessen pain and inflammation
  • Physical rehabilitation in cases that need it, such as fracture, subluxation, or complete dislocation