Knee Pain

L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group

Jonathan Levin, MD

Pain Medicine located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Knee pain doesn’t just change how you walk, it can truly have a negative effect on your daily life. Caring physician and pain management specialist Jonathan Levin, MD, provides extensive diagnostic testing and personalized treatments to help you understand what’s causing your pain and the best ways to treat it at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group in the Beverly Grove area in Los Angeles. Accelerate your journey to healing and recovery with a valuable selection of treatments and services and a compassionate physician. Call or click to schedule today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Any of the anatomical structures in your knee can be involved in knee pain, including your:

  • Patella
  • Patellar and iliotibial (IT) band tendons
  • Tibiofemoral joint
  • Menisci
  • Bursa
  • Muscles surrounding the knee
  • Ligaments inside and surrounding your knee 

Knee pain can be caused by several things like chronic wear-and-tear, arthritis, trauma, and repetitive movements. If you have one or more compromised structures in your knee, it can lead to widespread dysfunction and pain throughout your knee.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Signs of a knee injury shouldn’t be ignored, since some knee injuries can lead to postural issues, abnormal gait, and pain in places like your hips, lower back, feet, and ankles. 

You should seek a comprehensive evaluation at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group if you’re dealing with any of the following signs of a knee injury:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Trouble walking
  • Clicking, locking, or popping of your knee joint
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Tenderness on or around your knee
  • Limping
  • Limited mobility in the joint
  • Feeling that your knee might give way

Some injuries or knee problems might become a bigger problem or lead to long-term chronic pain and dysfunction if left untreated.

If you experience knee pain for more than a few days, you should have an evaluation and explore the effective treatment choices available at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group.

What causes knee pain?

Several conditions can affect the structures of your knee and result in knee pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Patellar or IT band tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligaments tears
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Chondromalacia patella

Based on the type of pain you’re experiencing like stiffness, aching, or sharpness, Dr. Levin can determine the possible causes before diagnosing your issue and devising a personalized treatment plan.

How is knee pain treated?

To give you relief from your knee pain, Dr. Levin might suggest: 

  • OrthoPulse® shock wave therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Steroid injection
  • Viscosupplementation with Synvisc, Orthovisc, Supartz, or Gelsyn
  • Knee bracing
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Weight loss
  • Trigger point injections
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Pain-relieving injections

Dr. Levin is focused on improving your overall health and wellness as efficiently as possible. If you have questions or concerns about ongoing knee pain, call L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group or schedule through the online system.