Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Treatment for Knee Pain
If you are experiencing knee pain, you will most likely have limitations in your activities. We at Mark Miller, MD are committed to helping you get back in the game, back to work, and back to your normal activities as soon as possible. As one of the leading knee specialists and orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis area, Dr. Mark Miller has expertly managed knee treatment for countless patients.
Whether your pain is due to the effects of a sports injury or a chronic medical condition, we can ease your knee pain and repair any damage. The first step in recovery is having us diagnose your condition so we can determine the best knee treatment needed.
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Common Knee Injuries & Conditions
The knee joint is one of the larger joints in the body as well as the most commonly injured. Our knee specialists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions including:
- Ligament injuries such as ACL injuries
- Cartilage injuries such as meniscus injuries
- Chronic medical conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA)
- Overuse problems
Signs You May Need Orthopedic Care
Any type of knee pain should not be ignored as it could be the sign of a serious problem. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consult with our knee specialists right away.
- Signs of redness
- Knee numbness
- Knee locks up
- Unable to straighten the knee
- Weight-bearing on the knee causes pain
- Pain when walking
- Pain on the sides of the knees
- Popping sound or snapping
- Sensation of bone on bone rubbing
Knee Pain Treatment
When diagnosing knee injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation. We will attempt nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending knee surgery.
Non-surgical knee pain treatment may include:
- Physical therapy exercises
- Icing techniques
- Anti-inflammatory medications
For smaller knee issues, conservative care can be extremely beneficial, but for advanced conditions or serious injuries, knee arthroscopic surgery may be necessary. If that is the case, you can have peace of mind knowing that your knee surgery is being performed by Dr. Miller who is a skilled orthopedic surgeon that is highly experienced in knee arthroscopy.