Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center
Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Winchester, TN
Your knees and hips are large weight-bearing joints that support your body’s mobility. When you have knee or hip pain, you may find it difficult to manage your day-to-day routine. William Newton, DO, MS, and the team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center in Winchester, Tennessee, offer many innovative treatments for knee and hip pain. To get relief from your knee or hip pain, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
Knee/Hip Pain Q&A
What are knee and hip pain?
Knee and hip pain refers to any discomfort you feel in one or both of these weight-bearing joints.
Your knee is a hinge joint that helps you walk, jump, squat, and climb stairs while supporting your body weight. The daily stress placed on your knees makes these joints vulnerable to conditions that cause pain.
Your hip is a ball and socket joint that connects the lower part of your body to your upper body. The structure and function of the hip increase the risk of injury and disease that may cause pain.
What causes knee pain?
Injuries, overuse, disease, and the degenerative changes that occur in the joint as you get older may cause knee pain. Common knee pain conditions include:
- Patellofemoral syndrome (damage to the cartilage under your kneecap)
- Sprains or strains
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Meniscus tear
Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a common cause of knee pain. With this type of arthritis, the cartilage that cushions the bones that make up your knee joint wears away over time, resulting in pain and inflammation.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain may develop from an injury or disease that affects any of the components that make up this large weight-bearing joint. The location of your pain may help pinpoint the cause.
For example, pain on the inside of your hip or groin may indicate the problem is the hip joint. Pain on the outside of the hip may be a sign you have a problem with the muscle, ligaments, or tendons that support the hip.
You may also feel pain in your hip if you have problems with any other weight-bearing joints, like your knees or back.
What are the treatments for knee and hip pain?
The team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center completes a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with complaints of knee or hip pain to determine the best treatment for you.
The specifics of your plan depend on the cause of your pain and the severity of your symptoms. Some of the pain management treatments the team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center may recommend include:
- Physical therapy
- At-home exercise and stretching program
- Joint injections
- Botox® injections for muscle-related pain
- Peripheral nerve stimulator
- PainTEQ™ LinQ™ sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion procedure
- Intrathecal pain pump
Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center offers many minimally invasive procedures that might improve your hip or knee discomfort and reduce your need for pain medications.
When knee or hip pain disrupts your daily routine, it’s time to get help. Call Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center or schedule a consultation online today.