Knee Pain

Edward C. Murphy, MD, PA

Neurological Surgery & Chiropractic located in Houston, TX & Pasadena, TX

If you’re one of the over 100 million Americans who live with knee pain, contact Edward C. Murphy, MD, PA, in Houston. Bogar Ventura, DC, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for knee pain, both to alleviate your pain and heal the condition causing it. Knee pain isn’t an inevitable part of aging, so call the Houston office, conveniently located in the Texas Medical Center, or schedule a consultation online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Your knees are hard-working joints. They help you stand, sit, walk, jump, and run. They also absorb much of the shock created with every step you take. 

As a result, your knees are vulnerable to a wide range of painful injuries and degenerative conditions. For example, some of the prevalent causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Meniscus tear
  • Torn ligaments

Your risk of knee pain increases if you’re overweight, participate in sports, or have had a prior knee injury. You’re also more prone to knee pain as you age. 

When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?

If you have knee pain, you should rest your knee for a few days and use over-the-counter painkillers and ice and heat therapy at home. 

However, if your pain doesn’t begin to subside — or especially if it gets worse — you should make an appointment with Dr. Ventura at Edward C. Murphy, MD.

Additionally, you should seek prompt medical care if you’ve sustained an obvious injury or your knee is severely swollen or deformed. Similarly, if you can’t move your knee or bear weight, call the practice right away.

How is the cause of knee pain diagnosed?

Dr. Ventura provides comprehensive exams to diagnose the cause of your knee pain. 

During your exam, he feels your knee and asks you to walk across the office. He’ll ask about your symptoms and lifestyle. He may also order X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI to examine the inside of your knee in more detail. 

How is the cause of knee pain treated?

Treatment for knee pain depends on the condition causing it. You may benefit from a variety of customized therapies, including:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Heat and ice therapy

If your knee pain doesn’t subside with conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery to drain excess fluid, remove loose debris, or repair the connective tissue your knee. 

Dr. Ventura works with you to implement a treatment plan to heal your knee, relieve your pain, and restore your mobility and quality of life. 

If you have knee pain, call the Edward C. Murphy, MD, practice or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.