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Knee Pain Specialist

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

Knee pain seriously interferes with your ability to do the activities you enjoy and can even make daily events, like getting out of the car or climbing stairs, seem impossible. At Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Ronald Lester, MD, and Judith Erickson, MD, have a solution. After a comprehensive evaluation of your knee pain to find the root cause, they develop a customized treatment plan to help you find relief. Don’t suffer with knee pain; call today for an appointment or use the online tool to book.

Knee Pain Q&A

When should I seek a doctor’s help for knee pain?

Knee pain is not just an inevitable side effect of getting older. It’s a very real pain condition that deserves care and resolution.

When knee pain starts to interfere with your day-to-day work and leisure activities, it’s time to seek an evaluation at Kokoro Health & Wellness.

You should also be concerned about knee pain that’s accompanied by:

  • Popping or crunching noises in the joint
  • Knee weakness or instability
  • Redness or feelings of heat in the joint
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • Inability to straighten the knee

The knee is a complicated joint, and pain may indicate problems with connective tissue, bones, or muscles. Pain can occur in the front, back, and side of the joint.

What causes knee pain?

A sports injury, like being tackled in a football game or stopping suddenly on the basketball court, can cause a tear in one of the knee ligaments that results in pain. Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis may also be to blame.

To diagnose the reason for your knee pain, your specialist at Kokoro Health & Wellness may order an MRI, X-rays, and laboratory studies. Proper diagnosis helps you get the care you need to feel and function better.

How is knee pain treated?

Kokoro Health & Wellness uses noninvasive and minimally invasive interventions to help relieve your knee pain. Pain management techniques like physical therapy, medication, rest, and movement modifications are often enough to ease your pain.

If you have osteoarthritis or another degenerative condition, viscosupplementation injections can help. They involve injecting hyaluronic acid directly into your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that your body produces to lubricate and hydrate tissue. 

As you get older, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases, contributing to stiffness and pain in your knees. The joints absorb shock less readily. These injections place the thick hyaluronic acid gel directly into your knee joint to improve lubrication and mobility. With less friction in the joint, pain is reduced.

Find out how you can alleviate your knee pain with the help of the specialists at Kokoro Health & Wellness. To set up an appointment, call the office or use the online tool to schedule.