Knee Pain

Shonith Manohar, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A.

Shonith Manohar, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Jacksonville, FL & Orange Park, FL

When your knee hurts, it limits you. Activities you used to love or even simple walking across the house or through the grocery store can become daunting. At Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A., Shonith Manohar, MD, and his team offer specialized knee pain treatment to help stop your pain and give you your mobility back. To learn more about your knee pain treatment options, call the office in Orange Park or either of two offices in Jacksonville, Florida, or make an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The most common causes of knee pain are:

Problems with the knee itself

Your knee is a complex joint with lots of moving parts. Tightness in the iliotibial band, which connects the knee to the hip, can cause the band to rub against the femur. Your kneecap can get dislocated or a piece of bone or cartilage can detach and float in your knee joint, a condition called loose body.  

Injuries

Knee injuries are very common. You might injure your kneecap, resulting in a fracture. You might tear your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which connects your shin to your thigh. You can also tear your meniscus, a shock absorber in your knee, or irritate the tendons or bursa (small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joint) in your knee. 

Other conditions

Arthritis, or inflammation in your joint, can cause knee pain. Some of the most common types of knee-affecting arthritis include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Additionally, issues in another part of your body (foot or hip problems, for example) can cause you to adjust your gait, misaligning and stressing your knee. 

When should I see a doctor about my knee pain?

If your knee pain persists more than a week, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Manohar. Make an appointment at Florida Regional Pain Management right away if you can’t put weight on your knee, can’t fully straighten or flex it, or experience swelling that doesn’t go down within a couple of days. 

Some people put off seeing a doctor for their knee pain because they don’t want to undergo surgery. That doesn’t need to be a concern when you choose Florida Regional Pain Management. Dr. Manohar builds you a comprehensive nonsurgical treatment plan to address your pain. 

How is knee pain treated?

When you see Dr. Manohar for knee pain, he takes the time to understand your specific pain. He creates a comprehensive treatment plan with the goal of giving you fast pain relief while supporting your long-term knee health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Interventional pain-relieving injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Medications

Additionally, Dr. Manohar helps you make lifestyle changes that can reduce your knee pain. Losing excess weight, for example, relieves stress on your knee joints. 

To get started with personalized, nonsurgical knee pain care, call the Florida Regional Pain Management office nearest you or make an appointment online today.