Franz Jones, D.O.
Pain Management Specialist located in Weston, FL, Plantation, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
Every step you take sends a force equal to at least one and a half times your body weight through your knees, which increases your vulnerability to knee pain. Fortunately, at his two practices in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables, Florida, Franz Jones, DO, offers innovative and customized treatments to relieve knee pain and heal the condition causing it. You don’t have to put up with knee pain; call Dr. Jones or make an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What are the common causes of knee pain?
Your knees are critical to your mobility and absorb much of the force created when you walk, run, or even move from sitting to standing. As a result, your knees are particularly vulnerable degeneration as well as acute injuries.
Some of the common causes of knee pain include:
- Loose bodies or debris
- Dislocated kneecap
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Meniscus tears
You may also have knee pain because of issues such as iliotibial band syndrome and tightness in your quadriceps, hamstrings, or calves.
When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?
Contrary to popular belief, knee pain isn’t an inevitable part of aging. If you develop knee pain, you should give yourself a few days to rest and apply at-home therapies such as ice, heat, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
If your pain doesn’t start to subside within a few days, or if it gets worse, make an appointment with Dr. Jones. If you can’t bear any weight, can’t fully extend or flex your knee, or have a visible deformity, make an appointment right away.
How is knee pain treated?
Dr. Jones provides customized multidisciplinary treatment plans for knee pain. He begins with a comprehensive exam to diagnose the cause of your pain.
Then, he creates a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal the condition causing it. For example, he may recommend:
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Stem cell therapy
- Coolief procedure
In some cases, he may suggest surgery to repair your knee or remove any loose tissue in your joint that’s causing pain or instability.
How can I reduce my risk of knee pain?
You can take several steps to reduce your risk of knee pain. First, stay active to keep the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around your knees strong and flexible. Also, maintain a healthy body weight to reduce the physical stress on your knees.
If you participate in sports, make sure to always wear the appropriate shoes and protective gear. You can also talk to your coach about cross-training to reduce your risk of injury.
If you have knee pain, call Dr. Jones or schedule a consultation online today for expert, personalized treatment.