Sumit Dewanjee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery located in Tempe, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
Your knee is a large weight-bearing joint that endures a lot of stress on a daily basis. Given the structure and function of your knee, pain is common. At FXRX Inc. in Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix, Arizona, Sumit Dewanjee, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating knee pain. Don't let your knee pain keep you from your active lifestyle; call the office or schedule an appointment online with this experienced orthopedic surgeon today.
Knee Pain Q&A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain refers to any discomfort involving any part of your knee. Knee pain affects people of all ages and may develop after an injury or from an underlying disease.
Because your knees play such an important role in helping you manage your day-to-day activities, knee pain can make life difficult.
If you have knee pain, whether from an acute injury or a chronic condition, Dr. Dewanjee at FXRX Inc. can help. Dr. Dewanjee is a skilled board-certified orthopedic surgeon with years of experience who uses both medical and surgical techniques to treat all types of knee pain conditions.
What causes knee pain?
You can develop knee pain from any number of causes, including excess stress from weight-bearing activities, an unexpected fall that results in an injury, or a chronic condition such as arthritis.
Common causes of knee pain include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Meniscus tear
- Dislocated knee
- Sprains and strains
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Patellofemoral syndrome
You may be able to treat some causes of knee pain at home. However, if you have knee pain from an acute injury, chronic knee pain, severe knee pain, or knee pain that makes it hard for you to walk, schedule a consultation at FXRX Inc. for help.
Getting an early diagnosis and treatment plan in place for your knee pain may prevent more damage that might delay your recovery.
How is knee pain diagnosed?
Dr. Dewanjee conducts a comprehensive clinical exam to find the underlying cause of your knee pain. He asks detailed questions about your pain, including the type and location of the pain and the activities that make it worse.
Dr. Dewanjee reviews your medical history and examines your knee, testing strength, flexibility, and range of motion. He also looks for areas of tenderness or deformity that might explain the cause of your pain.
To confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis for your knee pain, Dr. Dewanjee may order diagnostic testing such as blood work, X-rays, or an MRI.
How is knee pain treated?
Dr. Dewanjee takes a patient-centered approach to care. He customizes your knee pain treatment plan based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history.
Treatment for your knee pain might include:
- Activity modification
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
- Splinting, bracing, or casting
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Viscosupplementation injections
- Steroid injections
- Regenerative medicine with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or stem cells
When appropriate, Dr. Dewanjee performs various surgical procedures to treat knee pain. That might include knee arthroscopy or knee replacement surgery.
He also provides innovative treatments for cartilage damage, including grafting procedures where he removes healthy cartilage cells from your knee, grows new cartilage in a lab, and injects those cells back into your knee.
To get relief from your knee pain, call FXRX Inc. or schedule an appointment online today.
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