Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

Your knee is a large, complex joint that endures tremendous stress daily, making it a common source of pain. When at-home care fails to ease knee pain, the family medicine and pain management specialists at United Physician Group can help. With seven convenient offices in Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia, call the nearest one today to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a common symptom and includes any discomfort you feel in or around your knee joint. It’s a complex weight-bearing joint that connects your upper and lower leg. Your knees allow you to stand, walk, jump, climb, and move from side to side.

Knee pain can range from mild to severe and be felt only when engaging in weight-bearing activities or all the time.

Because you rely on your knees to get around, knee pain will affect your daily routine.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can be caused by an injury or underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee)
  • Tendinitis

Knee pain can affect anyone, but athletes and older adults are more likely to suffer from conditions that cause knee pain.

When should I seek medical care for knee pain?

You can manage your symptoms with at-home care if your knee pain is mild. But if you have moderate to severe knee pain, pain from an acute injury, or pain that’s getting worse, you need medical care.

United Physician Group is a multispecialty practice that provides comprehensive care for all pain conditions, including knee pain. The practice offers same-day sick visits, so you can get an appointment right away.

Your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and daily routine. They complete a physical exam, paying close attention to your knee. They could request an X-ray to confirm or rule out a diagnosis that might explain your symptoms.

What are some of the treatments for knee pain?

United Physician Group creates personalized plans for knee pain based on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Some of the treatments that can benefit your knee pain include:

  • Activity changes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • At-home exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight loss
  • Knee brace

The United Physician Group’s pain management specialists might recommend joint injections or genicular nerve blocks if your chronic knee pain fails to improve with other treatments.

The specialists might also refer you to an orthopedic surgeon if you have an ACL tear, meniscus tear, or severe joint damage from arthritis.

Call United Physician Group today or schedule an appointment online to find relief from your knee pain.