Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC
Pain Management & Sports Medicine located in Bend, OR
Knee and hip pain can feel debilitating and keep you from staying active. At Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC in Bend, Oregon, Philip Wallace, MD, and the expert team can find the root cause of hip and knee pain and offer you relief. Call the Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Knee/Hip Pain Q & A
What are knee and hip pain?
Knee and hip pain is a feeling of discomfort in your knee or hip joints, which are made of bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. Knee or hip pain might feel like:
- Dull, aching pain
- Sharp pain
- Crunching or grinding
- Decreased range of motion
- Burning pain
Knee and hip pain may come and go, and you might notice redness of the skin in some cases. If you experience severe joint pain or discomfort that lingers long term, see the Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC team for an evaluation.
What are the risk factors for knee and hip pain?
While anyone can experience knee or hip pain, some things increase your risk of experiencing joint discomfort. Examples include:
- Age-related wear and tear
- Torn meniscus
- ACL injuries
- Other work or sports injuries
- Lack of strength
Having a previous knee or hip injury also increases your risk of developing pain in these joints. To reduce your risk of discomfort, eat healthy foods, exercise and stretch regularly, and maintain a healthy weight.
How does my doctor diagnose the cause of knee and hip pain?
To find the root cause of knee or hip pain, your Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC specialist discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They examine your knee and hip joints to look for signs of injury or disease.
Blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, or ultrasounds help your provider diagnose joint problems and develop a pain-relieving treatment plan.
What are my joint pain treatment options?
Common treatments that can reduce hip or knee pain include:
Taking certain medications can reduce inflammation and pain associated with knee and hip pain.
Injecting steroids into targeted joints can reduce discomfort and inflammation in your knee and hip joints.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid injections lubricate your joints, easing friction-related discomfort and mobility issues.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections assist new cell generation, enhance healing, and reduce chronic pain in your joints.
Physical therapy utilizes stretches and exercises to build up tissues in and surrounding your joints to speed up healing and reduce your risk of reinjury.
In severe cases of knee or hip pain, your Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC specialist may recommend a surgical procedure to remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace tissues in your joints.
Don’t let knee or hip pain prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. Call the Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC office for an appointment today or book an evaluation online today.