Millions of Americans live with chronic knee pain every single day, but Advanced Pain Management Specialists in Baytown, Texas, has several ways to relieve your discomfort. Jerome Carter, MD, is skilled pain management specialist who can identify the cause of your knee pain and offer solutions to increase your comfort and restore your mobility. To find treatment for your knee pain, call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.

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What are the symptoms of knee pain?

When you have knee pain, it’s often joined by a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Redness or warmth
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • Reduced strength, weakness, or instability
  • Limited mobility or movement
  • Crunching or popping sounds

These symptoms are some of the most common complaints from men and women of all ages and activity levels. In some cases, the symptoms can worsen when you engage in certain activities, or when you stand after sitting for a long period of time.

What causes knee pain?

You can develop knee pain for several reasons, including:

  • Strains or sprains
  • Slips and falls
  • Overuse
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Fractures
  • Ligament or cartilage tears
  • Injuries during sports or recreational activities

Some knee injuries can take years to heal without proper treatment.

How do you treat knee pain?

At Advanced Pain Management Specialists, Dr. Carter develops knee pain treatments based on the cause of your condition.


When you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage in your joints can break down, especially in your knees and hips. For this type of knee pain, Dr. Carter might recommend corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation, braces to provide support, or physical therapy to strengthen your surrounding muscles.

For severe osteoarthritis knee pain, they might recommend knee joint replacement.

ACL injury

Your ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, connects your shin bone to your thigh bone. If you partially tear your ACL, Dr. Carter could suggest nonsurgical approaches, like orthotics or physical therapy. If you have stability issues because of your ACL injury, they might recommend surgery.

Torn meniscus

Your meniscus is particularly vulnerable to injuries and tears. This tough cartilage lies between your shin and thigh bones. In most cases, Dr. Carter makes recommendations for your torn meniscus based on the severity of your damage and your activity level. Treatments range from physical therapy and orthotics to surgery.

Foot or hip injury

When you have chronic issues with your foot or hip, it can affect the way you walk and put stress on your knee joints. When this happens, you can develop knee pain. To address these issues, Dr. Carter often suggests treatments designed to correct your gait, like orthotics.

To learn more about knee pain treatments, call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.