Knee Pain | Houston, TX

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Do you have knee pain?  Knee pain can be debilitating.  Whether you have a new sports meniscus injury or have been suffering from chronic knee pain for years, let us help you get back in the game of life.  The knee is an important part of the body.   It allows you to straighten and bend your legs, walk, run, and jump.  The structures of the knee all work together with considerable synergy.  Knee pain can be caused by injury or dysfunction to any of the many joint structures and tissues.

At Houston Spine and Sports Medicine we are specialty trained physicians with years of experience diagnosing, treating, and coordinating care for complex knee injuries and chronic knee conditions such as osteoarthritis.  Diagnostic tools include comprehensive physical exam, musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-ray and MRI.  In some cases, you can view live ultrasound video as we examine your knee and explain more about your medical condition.

Nonsurgical Treatment for Knee Pain

Dr. Curtis Fandrich and Dr. Shaun Lehmann specialize in the latest nonsurgical treatments and therapies aimed at stimulating your own natural healing processes.  Some injuries heal eventually and some require surgery.   There are a host of effective nonsurgical treatments options available today which are new to most people.  Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy are some examples of the latest nonsurgical treatments.  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound guidance is used with these treatment options.  We will discuss your condition, examine your knee, and develop a treatment plan designed especially for you.

Knee Pain Treatment Options:

Common Diagnosis for Knee Pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Medial Meniscus Injury
  • Lateral Meniscus Injury
  • ACL sprain/Partial Tear(s)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprains
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) sprain
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendinopathy – Jumpers Knee
  • Bakers cyst
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Osgood Schlatter disease
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • IT band syndrome

The structures of the knee all work together with considerable synergy.  Knee pain can be caused by injury or dysfunction to any of the many joint structures and tissues.

The structure of the knee is made up of:

  • Bones
    • Femur (thigh bone)
    • Tibia (shin bone)
    • Fibula (outer shin bone)
    • Patella (kneecap)
  • Ligaments
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Tendons
    • Quadriceps Tendon
    • Patellar Tendon
    • Iliotibial Band
    • Tendons of the Hamstring
  • Nerves
  • Cartilage
  • Menisci
    • Lateral Menisci
    • Medial Menisci
  • Muscles
    • Quadriceps Femoris
    • Hamstrings
    • Popliteus
    • Vastus Medialis