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Knee Pain

Robert A. Mileski, MD -  - Sports Medicine Doctor

Phoenix Orthopedic Group

Robert A. Mileski, MD

Sports Medicine Doctor & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Scottsdale, AZ

If knee pain hinders your quality of life, a knee replacement can help you feel better and enjoy activities you once loved. At Phoenix Orthopedic Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Robert Mileski, MD, and his team assess, diagnose, and treat knee injuries using non-surgical and surgical methods. He performs partial knee replacements and total knee replacements using innovative robotic technology. Call to learn more or book an appointment online with Phoenix Medical Group today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a pain within or near your knee that begins suddenly after an injury or slowly gets worse over time. You might notice:

  • Severe or dull pain
  • Inability to fully straighten your knee
  • Crunching or popping noises
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Weakness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness

The team at Phoenix Orthopedic Group determines the cause of knee pain after a comprehensive physical exam and diagnostic imaging tests.

What causes knee pain?

Numerous health conditions or injuries can lead to knee pain, including:

  • Knee arthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Cysts or cancer
  • Inflammation or infections
  • Torn ligaments, such as ACL or MCL
  • Strains or sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Dr. Mileski and his staff review your medical history, complete an in-depth physical examination, and may order imaging tests to make an accurate diagnosis.

What is the treatment for knee pain?

Treatment for knee pain varies by the type and severity of your injury. It might include:

At-home care

If you don’t require surgery or injections, Dr. Mileski teaches you how to care for your injury at home. He might recommend a routine that includes ice or heat, elevation, compression, and rest. You may also need a knee brace for support until you fully recover.

Physical therapy

The staff at Phoenix Orthopedic Group refers you to a trusted physical therapist to rehabilitate your knee with or without surgery. Your provider helps you complete strengthening and stretching exercises to aid recovery.

Knee injections

The medical team at Phoenix Orthopedic Group use knee injections to enhance healing and ease pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections promote your body’s natural healing ability for faster recovery, and cortisone injections reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Knee surgery

If less invasive knee pain treatments fail to achieve desired results, Dr. Mileski might recommend surgery to restore function and reduce chronic pain. With decades of experience in arthroscopic knee repair and knee replacement, Phoenix Orthopedic Group offers a full scope of solutions.

If you’re ready to find out what’s causing knee pain and dysfunction once and for all, call the Phoenix Orthopedic Group today or schedule an appointment online.