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Knee Pain

Shivani Chadha, MD -  - Interventional Pain Management

Chicago Pain Relief, PC

Shivani Chadha, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Anesthesiologist located in Willowbrook, IL

As you age, the cartilage in your knee joint can soften and break down, causing knee pain and joint stiffness. Dr. Shivani Chadha, an interventional pain management specialist and anesthesiologist at Chicago Pain Relief in Willowbrook, Illinois, provides patients in Chicagoland with prompt, effective relief from knee pain. Dr. Chadha prescribes innovative techniques like nonsurgical radiofrequency ablation, knee bracing, and gel injections. Her multidisciplinary approach to pain management provides patients with long-term relief from painful knee conditions. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to explore your treatment options.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain affects people of all ages, and is usually the result of osteoarthritis, an injury, or a mechanical problem brought on by years of wear and tear.

Knee problems also occur as a result of certain medical conditions like gout or an infection. Injury-related knee pain can affect your ligaments, tendons, and the fluid around your knee joint. You can also hurt the bones and cartilage in your knees. Some of the most common knee injuries include:

  • Ligament injuries, such as to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Torn meniscus, in which you tear the cartilage (meniscus) around your knee
  • Tendinitis, when the tendons surrounding your kneecap become irritated and inflamed
  • Fractures to the bones in your knee, including the kneecap (patella)
  • Bursitis, or the inflammation of fluid sacs that cushion your knee joint
  • Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis in which your knee deteriorates as you age

Knee pain may also be the result of a change in your gait because of foot pain, hip pain, or being overweight. Many times when you experience pain in one part of your body, you adjust how you walk to help alleviate that pain. In doing so, you may put more stress on your knee joints.

How is chronic knee pain treated?

As she does with each type of debilitating condition, Dr. Chadha takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating knee pain. She offers several nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures meant to help you get long-lasting relief from stiff, painful knee joints that prevent you from fully participating in your daily activities.

After a comprehensive examination and diagnosis, Dr. Chadha creates a customized treatment plan for your specific symptoms. Available treatment options at Chicago Pain Relief include:

  • X-ray guided gel injections 
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Knee bracing
  • Steroid injections 

How do gel injections provide knee pain relief?

Gel injections contain hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally. When Dr. Chadha uses injections on your knee joint, it provides long-lasting relief from your painful osteoarthritis symptoms.

As you age, you produce less hyaluronic acid, which can lead to deterioration and less fluid around your knee.

Replacing this lost fluid helps restore lubrication and provides a cushion between your bones to protect them from rubbing together when you walk. Gel injections act as your body’s natural fluid normally would, so you get relief from painful grinding and stiffness around your knee joint for up to 12 months*

To learn which treatments are best for your specific knee pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

*Individual results may vary.