Knee Pain Specialist

Palm Beach Pain, LLC

Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA

Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

You may not realize how much you rely on your knees for mobility until you experience knee pain that makes getting around nearly impossible. Pain management specialist Ricardo Leano, MD, at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, can provide treatments to help alleviate your pain so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy. For management of your knee pain, contact the office by phone or online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain refers to any discomfort you experience in or near your knee. The pain may have come on suddenly after a misstep or developed slowly over time. The pain you experience may be sharp or dull, intermittent or constant. You may experience pain only when you place pressure on your knee or all the time.

No matter the cause or the degree of your pain, if the discomfort you’re experiencing in your knee is making it difficult for you to maintain your day-to-day activities, then it’s time to contact the pain management specialists at Palm Beach Pain, LLC.

What are common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain can happen to anyone at any age and may develop from an injury or an underlying disease. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament tear
  • Loose fragments

You may be at greater risk of developing knee pain if you’re overweight or you participate in sports. A previous knee injury can also make you more susceptible to knee pain later in life. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for my knee pain?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to Palm Beach Pain, LLC, for help for your knee pain. In addition to reviewing your medical history and symptoms, the pain specialists also talk to you about your lifestyle and goals so they can understand your specific treatment needs. 

They also conduct a physical exam and may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray, to further evaluate your knee. 

What are the treatments for knee pain?

Your pain specialist at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, creates an individualized treatment plan for your knee pain based on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injection

The providers at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, also specialize in regenerative medicine and may suggest stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to accelerate the healing of your diseased or injured knee to reduce your pain and improve mobility. During the minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, your specialist injects the stem cells or PRP directly into your knee to get the desired results using diagnostic guided imagery.

For expert management of your knee pain from a physician who uses treatments aimed at restoring mobility and independence, call Palm Beach Pain, LLC, today or request an appointment online.