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Knee Pain Specialist

Elite Integrative Medical

Regenerative Medicine & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA

Knee pain is one of the most common reasons Americans visit their doctor. When you want an alternative to medications or surgery, consider regenerative medicine at Elite Integrative Medical in Beverly Hills, California. Elite Regenerative Medical uses the highest quality regenerative medicine products, backed by research in the field. Learn more about regenerative medicine solutions for knee pain by calling the office or setting up an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Depending on the location of your knee pain, your health care provider can determine which anatomical structures are involved. Most cases of knee pain are related to:

  • Tendons around the knee, like your iliotibial (IT) band and patellar tendon
  • Muscles around the knee, like your quadriceps and hamstrings
  • Ligaments in and around your knee
  • Cartilage in your knee joint and behind your knee cap
  • Menisci
  • Bursa

The cause of your pain can also help your provider determine your diagnosis. 

What causes knee pain?

Your knees involve multiple moving parts that must work together to allow your knee to bend, straighten, and even rotate when you sit, stand, and walk. Most cases of knee pain are related to wear-and-tear or overuse. Swelling and bruising may also accompany knee pain. Other things that can lead to knee pain are:

  • Kneeling on hard surfaces
  • Sitting with your knees bent for long periods
  • Twisting and pivoting movements
  • Direct trauma

When you experience knee pain, the following conditions may be the cause:

  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

If your knee pain doesn't begin to improve within 1-2 weeks or it's getting worse, schedule an exam at Elite Integrative Medical to determine the cause and get treatment.

How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?

Your provider begins your consultation by collecting a history of your knee pain, including when and how it began, what you've tried to fix it, and where your pain is located. Your provider then examines your knee, pressing on different areas, and moving your knee into different positions to assess for pain, stiffness, and discomfort.

In some cases, they may order X-rays, an MRI, or blood tests, if you're experiencing significant pain, swelling, or bruising. Based on your exam findings, your provider explains your diagnosis and treatment plan, which can include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative medicine procedures
  • Injections with corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Dietary supplements

In many cases, your provider employs multiple treatment approaches to address all of your symptoms as quickly as possible.

How does regenerative medicine help knee pain?

Regenerative medicine involves injecting regenerative products — such as platelet-rich plasma — into specific areas of your knee to trigger healing. When your provider inserts these products into your knee, they may increase blood flow to the area and support healthy cellular turnover to repair and replace damaged tissues.

Research shows that regenerative medicine creates an environment within your joint to support your body's natural healing process.

To set up a consultation to discuss regenerative medicine for your knee pain, call Elite Integrative Medical, or book online now.