Kevin M. Moran, MD

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in The Woodlands, TX

Everyone has knee pain occasionally, but if your symptoms interfere with your work or routine, seeking treatment is essential. Kevin M. Moran, MD, in The Woodlands, Texas, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Moran specializes in diagnosing and treating knee pain. Often, a conservative, minimally invasive approach provides lasting relief. Call Kevin M. Moran, MD, today to receive treatment for knee pain, or book your appointment online.

When should I see an orthopedic specialist about knee pain?

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Moran if you have persistent knee pain that keeps you from standing up or doing other routine tasks. That’s especially true if you have severe swelling, a fever, or difficulty extending or flexing your knee. 

Most knee-related issues aren’t serious, but medical conditions like osteoarthritis and infections can increase your risk of complications.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Weakness and instability
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness or discoloration
  • Popping or crunching noises

Knee pain affects people of all backgrounds. 

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Knee bursitis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Dr. Moran reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. 

If Dr. Moran suspects an underlying problem with your bones, joints, or soft tissues, he orders diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or an MRI.

How is knee pain treated?

Dr. Moran treats knee pain using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. He might recommend:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections
  • Knee arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgical repair)
  • Total knee replacement surgery

Can knee pain be prevented?

There’s no way to prevent knee pain entirely, but you can reduce your risk by living an active lifestyle. Dr. Moran recommends maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and wearing comfortable shoes that support your joints.

Call Kevin M. Moran, MD, today to explore the treatment options for knee pain, or book your appointment online.