Our knees are some of the most relied-on, complex, and vulnerable parts of our body. We put so much wear and tear on them just by going through the motions of daily life.
At our clinic, we take knee pain very seriously. We know that knee trouble can be debilitating. We understand the effects it can have on your quality of life, and we are here to help you manage it or get past it.
NOTE: Dr. Attaman and Dr. Cartier are still seeing patients in-office during the ongoing COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions. Contact our office in Bellevue to schedule an appointment. If you prefer to stay at home, you can book a telemedicine consultation with us. Here is more info on our status and safety precautions.
Types of knee pain
Knee pain can occur for many reasons, but some causes are more common than others. One common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, especially if you’re older. The knee is especially vulnerable to the breakdown of cartilage brought on by this disease. Cartilage and ligament tears are another common source of pain. Tears may be caused by trauma, or can be brought on by age. Cartilage can also wear away over time, a condition called chondromalacia.
How do I know if my knee pain is serious?
We encourage you to seek help when the pain gets too great for you to bear. You shouldn’t have to live with pain. Pain is also subjective: it can be hard to know when to pop an aspirin versus when to seek medical attention.
If you can’t put your weight on your knee or you routinely feel your knee give out, then treatment at our clinic may prove beneficial. We also recommend coming in if you can’t flex or extend your knee, or if your knee seems misshapen.
If you have a fever, or have severe swelling in your knee, you should visit us right away.
How to relieve knee pain?
Everyone’s heard of knee surgery, but there is a range of non-surgical options available to you. For example, non-interventional treatments like physical therapy, strength training, weight loss, massage therapy, and acupuncture may be all you need.
Joint injections can help block the pain signals from your knee and may make knee pain bearable as you recover from injuries or address problems that place excess stress on your knees. We offer orthopedic injections which can help reduce pain and swelling. Those are outpatient procedures with a high success rate.
Book an appointment with our doctors to evaluate your knee pain and determine the best treatment
Don’t grin and bear it. Call to make an appointment to see Dr. Attaman or Dr. Cartier. We’ll find the least-invasive, most effective solution to putting an end to your knee pain, getting you back on your feet and back to your life.