Knee Pain Specialist

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Interventional Pain Center

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Charlotte, NC

Approximately 20% of American men and women suffer from chronic and persistent knee pain. At Interventional Pain Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, the experienced team offers the most advanced pain management solutions available to help you relieve knee pain and avoid surgery. As a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates, you can expect high-quality care and innovative, minimally invasive treatments for knee pain, including Coolief®. To learn more, call Interventional Pain Center or request an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a common issue in people of all ages and activity levels. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, you may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Restricted movement
  • Reduced strength

Sometimes, your knee pain might also worsen as a result of certain activities, like sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

What causes knee pain?

You can develop knee pain for several different reasons. The most common causes often include:

  • Slipping or falling
  • Sprains
  • Overuse
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage or ligament tears
  • Recreational activities or sports

When left untreated, some forms of knee pain can take years to heal or lead to chronic discomfort.

How is knee pain treated?

The Interventional Pain Center team offers a variety of treatments depending on its cause. Common knee pain treatments often include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicine, knee supports and braces, and steroid or gel injections to reduce your discomfort. For osteoarthritis pain, the Interventional Pain Center team might also recommend Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment.

Coolief is a minimally invasive therapy using cooled, radiofrequency energy to heat and cool your knee tissue. This approach targets the sensory nerves causing your pain and deactivates them with water-cooled technology.

In addition to being a minimally invasive therapy, studies show that two-thirds of patients getting Coolief therapy experience pain symptoms that are cut in half, and 83% have a significant reduction in severe arthritis symptoms. It can also provide relief for up to 12 months.

What can I expect during my Coolief treatment?

Your Coolief treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes and is an outpatient procedure performed on-site at Interventional Pain Center. Unlike surgery, Coolief doesn’t involve an incision, so there’s usually no downtime after your treatment, and you can resume normal activity within several days.

After your procedure, you may have mild discomfort at the radiofrequency site, but this fades quickly, and you can manage it with over-the-counter medication. In most cases, Coolief offers pain relief within a week or two following your treatment.

To learn more about knee pain and Coolief treatment, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.