Knee Pain Specialist

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR

Knee pain is common, affecting nearly everybody at some point. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with knee discomfort. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his skilled staff offer various treatments to alleviate your discomfort and restore knee joint functioning. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Knee Pain Q&A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your knee joint, which is a joint that connects your upper leg bone to your lower leg bone. Joints consist of muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. offers a variety of knee pain treatments that can alleviate your discomfort. 

What does knee pain feel like?

Depending on the cause and severity of the knee pain you experience, it could appear as:

  • Dull aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Burning 
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Limited range of motion
  • Reduce mobility

During a knee injury, you might feel a snap or hear popping or crunching sounds. See Dr. Stanley at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., at the first sign of severe or ongoing knee pain. 

What are common causes of knee pain?

Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Patella injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Injured medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Knee fractures
  • Runner’s knee
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Knee bursitis
  • Bone and cartilage defects

The Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. team finds the root cause of knee pain in order to determine the most appropriate treatment. 

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of knee pain?

To find out what’s causing your knee discomfort, Dr. Stanley discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He examines your knee joints and assesses their function and range of motion. He may recommend that you undergo blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are common knee pain treatments?

Common knee pain treatments available at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to ease knee pain include wearing a brace, resting your knee, using hot or cold packs, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers. 

Fracture care

Dr. Stanley offers casting, splinting, surgery, and other types of fracture care to restore broken bones and speed up healing. 

Physical therapy

The Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. team can refer your care to a local physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic to strengthen affected tissues and enhance healing. 

Medication management

Taking medications can reduce inflammation, alleviate knee pain, and slow joint deterioration. 

Injections

Dr. Stanley provides steroid, hyaluronic acid, stem cell, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to maximize tissue healing and reduce the risk of pain and future knee problems. 

Knee surgery

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. offers knee arthroscopy, total and partial knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, meniscus transplantation surgery, meniscectomy, articular cartilage restoration, and other highly effective surgical procedures. 

To learn more about knee pain treatments available at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., and find out which are best for you, call the office or schedule a visit online today.