Knee Pain Specialist

Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center

Payam Vahedifar, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine located in Encino, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

Knee pain can impair your walk, your daily routine, your exercise routine, and more. Caring physician Payam Vahedifar, MD, provides diagnostic testing and highly personalized treatment methods to understand what’s causing your pain and help you on your road to recovery at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center, with two offices in Beverly Hills and Encino, California. Revolutionary and successful treatments are available, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Schedule your appointment by calling your nearest office or booking online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Knee pain can involve any of the anatomical structures in your knee, such as:

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

Knee pain can have many triggers and causes, such as chronic wear-and-tear, trauma, arthritis, and repetitive movements. If one or more of the structures in your knee become compromised, it can cause widespread pain and dysfunction throughout your knee.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

You shouldn’t ignore signs of a knee injury since they can lead to abnormal gait, postural issues, and pain in other places, like your lower back, ankles, hips, or feet. 

If you have any of these symptoms, you should visit Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Limited mobility in the joint
  • Popping, locking, or clicking of your knee joint
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Tenderness on or around your knee
  • Feeling that your knee might buckle or give way
  • Difficulty walking
  • Limping

If left untreated, some injuries and knee problems might become a bigger issue or lead to long-term dysfunction and chronic pain. 

If you have knee pain for more than a few days, you should have an evaluation and seek valuable treatment options at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center.

What causes knee pain?

Numerous conditions can affect the structures of your knee and cause knee pain, including:

  • Arthritis and inflammatory arthritic conditions
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Patellar or IT band tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle tears or strains
  • Chondromalacia patella

Based on the location and type of the pain you’re experiencing, such as sharpness, stiffness, aching, or something else, your physician can perform an exam to diagnose the possible causes of your discomfort and create a personalized treatment plan to give you relief.

How is knee pain treated?

To treat your knee pain, your physician might recommend a number of treatments, such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Adipose and bone marrow stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • A2M (Alpha 2 Macroglobulin) injections
  • Nerve blocks, Traumeel® injections, and Zeel® injections
  • Biological therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Advanced neurostimulation
  • The limited use of medications when necessary, such as muscle relaxants 

During your appointment, your physician helps you determine the best ways to reduce inflammation, enhance functioning, prevent future complications, and get you feeling better. 

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