Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. You can develop knee pain following an acute injury or an underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:
Acute knee injuries usually cause sudden and severe pain and require immediate medical attention. Chronic conditions like arthritis may start out as a dull, achy pain that worsens over time.
Treatment for knee pain depends on the cause, but options may include pain medication, physical therapy, and pain injections. Some causes of knee pain may need surgery.
You should consider knee pain treatments at RIA Endovascular if you have chronic knee pain and want a long-term solution. Knee pain treatments at RIA Endovascular are ideal for people who are dealing with osteoarthritis, a common degenerative arthritis.
They also provide knee pain treatments for people who continue to have pain following knee replacement surgery and for people who want to avoid or delay joint replacement.
The board-certified interventional radiologists encourage anyone with chronic knee pain to schedule a consultation and learn more about their knee pain treatment options.
RIA Endovascular performs two interventional knee pain treatments.
The genicular nerves transmit pain signals from the knee joint to the brain. A genicular radiofrequency ablation uses a special needle that heats the genicular nerves going to the joint, interrupting the pain signal.
Your interventional radiologist may perform a genicular nerve block before the ablation to determine what parts of the nerve cause pain. Pain relief from a genicular radiofrequency ablation may last up to six months.
A genicular artery embolization (GAE) stops or limits the flow of blood from the genicular artery to the lining of the knee joint. Decreasing blood flow to the knee reduces inflammation, improving pain and mobility.
GAE is a very new procedure for knee pain and provides immediate pain relief that may last up to a year. RIA Endovascular considers GAE an excellent option for young people with painful knee arthritis who want to delay knee replacement surgery.
Knee pain treatments at RIA Endovascular are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime.
Are you suffering from chronic knee pain? RIA Endovascular can help. Call today or schedule your consultation online.