Knee Pain Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

Knee pain is one of the leading causes of joint pain, occurring as acute injury or chronic pain conditions like arthritis. If you have knee pain, the board-certified knee surgeons at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics can help. With four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee, they deliver conservative care as well as minimally invasive surgical solutions for knee pain. Call the Elite office to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Sudden knee pain is likely to be an acute injury like a dislocation or a sprain, while pain that comes on more slowly could be due to a disease like arthritis or a repetitive strain injury.

Some of the most common knee injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Strained tendons
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears
  • Meniscus tears 
  • Patellar tendinitis (runner's knee)

If you have an acute knee injury and do not seek treatment, the damaged tissues may not heal properly, leading to chronic knee pain. Another cause of chronic knee pain is a wear-and-tear condition called osteoarthritis.

Your knees are liable to develop osteoarthritis being heavily used in everyday life. Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of articular cartilage on the bones in your joints, leaving them vulnerable to friction, inflammation, and pain.

How is knee pain treated?

Before developing an appropriate treatment plan, your provider at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics needs to confirm the diagnosis. They combine extensive expertise with cutting edge onsite diagnostic imaging technology.

Your personalized treatment program could include:

  • A knee brace or boot
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Radiofrequency ablation

The majority of patients experiencing knee pain find that a combination of these conservative treatments relieves their pain. If you are still experiencing pain following conservative treatment, the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team offers a range of expert surgeries.

What type of surgery might I need for knee pain?

If you have an injury like a torn meniscus, you might need meniscal repair surgery to help this piece of cartilage in your knee to heal. Repairing a torn cruciate or collateral ligament typically involves reattaching the severed ends of the ligament using a graft – a piece of tendon from another part of your body or donated tissue.

If your knee pain is due to arthritis, you could benefit from a total knee replacement. This surgery involves removing the damaged surfaces of the bones and replacing them with artificial components.

Wherever possible, the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to perform knee surgery. An arthroscope is an instrument that fits into your knee through tiny cuts, then sends back images of the surgery site to a monitor for your provider to work from.

If you have acute or chronic knee pain, find out why and get the best treatment for your condition by calling Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics or book an appointment online today. 

 

 

 

Our Knee Pain Specialists

Dr. Elrod

 

Dr. Moore

 

Dr. Price

Dr. Martin

 

Dr. Dierckman