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How to Get Relief for Your Knee Pain

Every year, surgeons perform approximately 790,000 knee replacement surgeries on patients desperate to be rid of their knee pain. Unfortunately, about 20% of those patients deal with persistent pain long after they’ve left the surgical table, and most give up trying to find lasting relief. 

The good news is that you don’t have to be part of that statistic anymore. 

Our skilled surgeons at US Neuropathy Centers realize how discouraging it is to experience knee pain after you’ve tried surgical solutions. That’s why we’re proud to offer comprehensive treatments for your post-op knee pain.

Understanding your pain after knee replacement

Total knee replacement surgery is a major procedure on a delicate part of your anatomy. From a loose implant to a post-op infection, there are many things that can go wrong and cause you to experience pain. 

Another common culprit of pain after knee replacement surgery is excessive pressure on your nerves caused by nerve entrapment.

Often, the manipulation during surgery causes severe swelling, which presses on your common peroneal nerve. Your common peroneal nerve branches off of your sciatic nerve and runs the length of your leg. 

It provides sensation to the front and sides of your leg and also the top of your foot while simultaneously controlling the muscles in your ankle and toes. 

Pressure on this nerve can result in significant, chronic knee pain in addition to other symptoms like loss of sensation in your lower leg and ankle and foot weakness. 

Our surgeons determine the source of your knee pain by conducting thorough exams and using tests like electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and MRIs. These tests help us identify the warning signs of nerve entrapment and help us decide how to move forward with treatment. 

Treating your knee pain

Once we’ve uncovered the source of your knee pain, we begin creating your customized treatment plan. 

We’re proud to offer comprehensive solutions and therapies for your knee pain including peripheral nerve stimulation. 

During this minimally invasive procedure, we insert a thin wire near your entrapped nerve. A small generator connected to the wire sends electrical pulses through the wire and into your nerve, blocking nerve signals coming from your damaged nerve so you feel less pain. 

If this method doesn’t work or your nerve entrapment is severe, we may recommend a simple surgical release of your nerve. We use minimally invasive techniques to surgically relieve the pressure on your nerve. 

This typically takes only about 20 minutes, and most of our patients feel immediate pain relief. What’s best is that you can return to your normal routine right after the procedure. 

We also equip you with some basic lifestyle adjustments to make sure that your knee pain never returns. Some of these suggestions include:

All of these simple adjustments along with our expert treatments give you the freedom from knee pain you’ve been waiting for. 

When you’re ready to finally be rid of your pain, call our Marietta, Georgia, office at 770-637-5545, or request an appointment online today.

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