Knee Pain Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, & Pain Medicine Center & Interventional Orthopedic and Surgical Pain Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Knee pain is often viewed as a problem for older adults, but it affects over 22% of all adolescents and adults of every age. If you struggle with ongoing knee pain, the experienced team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, offers effective treatment that’s customized to meet your needs by drawing from among cutting-edge sports, interventional, and regenerative therapies. If you need relief from knee pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A


What are common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain is frequently caused by an overuse injury like runner’s knee or an acute injury, such as a partial or complete tear of a ligament, meniscus, or tendon. When chronic pain develops in your knee, it’s more likely to be caused by conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patella

If you suffer a knee injury or you’re overweight, your risk of developing chronic knee pain increases.

What symptoms develop along with knee pain?

Knee pain varies from a sharp pain to a constant ache. But no matter what type of pain you feel or its severity, the cause of your knee pain is likely to cause other symptoms, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Limited mobility
  • Locked knee
  • Inability to put weight on your knee
  • Feeling like your knee might give out

If your symptoms are severe, or not improving, schedule an appointment with Source Healthcare for expert medical care.

How is knee pain treated?

The team at Source Healthcare draw from their expertise in pain management, interventional medicine, and regenerative therapies to develop a treatment plan that targets the source of your knee pain. These are a few examples of the types of therapies they may recommend for your customized treatment:

Knee injections

Intra-articular steroid injections significantly reduce inflammation, while viscosupplementation injections boost joint lubrication to improve movement. Both injections help to relieve pain.

Nerve blocks

There are several types of nerve blocks that may help with knee pain, but one that’s frequently used is a genicular nerve block with ablation, where targeted heat wounds the nerve sending the pain signals. As a result, pain signals from your knee no longer reach your brain, so you don’t feel the pain.

Regenerative therapies

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy use your body’s natural healing ability to improve your knee joint and relieve pain. The platelets in PRP accelerate healing and support stem cells, while stem cells regenerate new tissues to replace damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Coolief*

Coolief* is an innovative treatment that uses cooled radiofrequency energy to produce long-lasting relief from all causes of knee pain, including knee osteoarthritis. The radiofrequency energy deactivates the nerve, which blocks the pain.

The team at Source Healthcare is extensively involved in clinical research that tests new medications and stem cell therapies for relieving knee pain, so they’re always staying abreast of the latest developments in the field. 

To get help for your knee pain, call Source Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.