Delivering Quality Knee Pain Treatments in Tulsa

Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma

Neuropathy & Pain Management located in Tulsa, OK

Knee pain is something many people live with until it’s time for a joint replacement, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Liphard D’Souza is a board-certified neurologist and pain management specialist who sees patients at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He’s passionate about providing pain relief that doesn’t require surgery or routine narcotic-type pain medication. You won’t have to travel outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, for quality knee pain treatment. Our team uses a state-of-the-art machine, together with a local anesthetic, to effectively treat nerve-related pain disorders. Apart from relieving the discomfort in your knee, our team addresses the root cause of your pain, allowing you to enjoy long-term relief and improved quality of life. Schedule a visit with one of our medical team members today to learn what treatments are available for your knee pain. Call the office to or book your appointment online.You won’t have to travel outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, for quality knee pain treatment. Our neurologist uses a state-of-the-art machine, together with a local anesthetic, to effectively treat nerve-related pain disorders. Apart from relieving the discomfort in your knee, Dr. D’Souza addresses the root cause of your pain, allowing you to enjoy long-term relief and improved quality of life. Schedule a visit with Dr. D’Souza today to learn what treatments are available for your knee pain. Call the office or book your appointment online.

Knee Pain

Why is knee pain so common?

Your knee is the largest joint in your body and is engaged when you’re walking, standing, running, and even sitting still. This constant use makes it very susceptible to injury and pain. Its complex structure of muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones also makes your knees prone to pain caused by the natural wear-and-tear that occurs during the aging process.

Your knees are also surrounded by a complex web of nerves that are busy carrying messages back and forth from the brain. Damage to these nerves during an injury or dysfunction due to disease can create significant pain in and around your knee joint.

What are the causes of knee pain?

Knee pain can be due to arthritis, injury, infection, degenerative disorders and other problems. A few of the more common causes are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis – This chronic inflammatory disorder causes knees to swell and damages cartilage.
  • Osteoarthritis – With this type of arthritis the knee cartilage gradually wears away, damaging joints and causing pain.
  • Cartilage problems – Muscle weakness, overuse, injury, and misalignment of the knee can soften the kneecap’s cartilage and cause pain.

What are the risk factors of knee pain?

Several factors can increase your risk of developing this problem, including:

  • Overweight
  • Previous, undiagnosed and untreated knee injury
  • Gout
  • Lack of muscle strength or flexibility

What symptoms can I expect with a knee problem?

Symptoms associated with a knee injury or disorder can vary greatly and may not be constant for every patient. Some people describe their pain as a dull ache or throbbing felt throughout the knee. Other people experience sharp, stabbing discomfort in a specific location.

Knee pain symptoms can include:

  • Stiffness or swelling in the joint
  • Changes in skin color around the knee joint, i.e. increased redness or paleness
  • A sensation of coldness, numbness, or tingling in or around the joint
  • Increased instability or feeling of weakness in the knee
  • Reduced movement or flexibility in the joint

What are the long term effects of knee pain?

If you have knee pain, you should meet with a knee pain doctor as soon as possible. If left untreated, this problem could permanently affect your ability to walk. Further, long-term knee pain could lead to a total loss of knee function & mobility.

What treatments are available for knee pain?

Our medical team specializes in nonsurgical treatments that decrease your knee pain and help increase your mobility. Depending on the cause of your pain, they may recommend guided physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility.

It may also be time for changes in exercise habits, i.e. moving from running and other high-impact activities to swimming, cycling, and other knee-friendly activities. Weight loss can also help reduce pain by relieving stress and strain on knee joints.

For nerve pain that’s affecting your knees, our team often recommends combined electrochemical therapy (CET). This innovative treatment uses a Pharmaceutical Grade Nutrient Blend and gentle electrical signals applied to the affected areas to significantly reduce pain and other symptoms associated with damaged and irritated nerves.

CET is well-tolerated by most patients, takes minutes to perform, and offers significant relief to 87% of patients who undergo the therapy.

Our CET machine is one of the most current and best available. Our neurologist uses a FDA approved electric stimulatory system, a state-of-the-art device that delivers effective electric stimulation to a targeted area. When combined with local anesthetics, the result is effective relief of knee pain.

Once we determine your eligibility for our treatment program, our medical team takes a full medical history and will review any recent lab work. If you qualify for our program, our staff provides you with an overview of the CET treatment and answers any questions you may have concerning our processes. Further, we tailor the treatment plan to your pain level and severity of nerve damage.

If knee pain is disrupting your life, schedule a visit with one of our medical team today. Call the office or book your appointment online.