When Should You See a Knee Doctor?
It is not uncommon to experience knee pain at some time during your life. Pain can be the result of severe conditions like strains and fractures, or it could be due to less critical injuries. While some conditions or injuries will merit a visit to a knee doctor, others may not be as apparent. It's important to schedule an appointment with a Resurgens physician if you experience any of the following:
- Hear a popping noise and feel your knee give out at the time of injury
- Have severe pain
- Cannot move the knee
- If you begin limping
- Have swelling at the site of and injury
Because the knee is such a complex joint, pain can appear in different places on your knee. Being able to locate the source of your pain accurately will help your doctor diagnose your condition.
Knee pain may occur in the front of the knee (anterior), in the area closest to your hand (lateral), on the inside of the joint (medial), or behind the kneecap (posterior). Conditions causing knee pain affect one knee or both (bilateral or unilateral). The location of your knee pain provides clues about what may be wrong. If you want more information, check out our knee anatomy page before booking an appointment.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain is common because the knee is an integral part of everyday movement. Knee pain can be a symptom of a variety of conditions including genetics, arthritis, torn ligaments, and disease. Being able to help your doctor narrow down the cause of your knee pain will help them provide the appropriate treatment. If you need more information about causes of knee pain, read about common knee conditions that our physicians can help treat.
How We Diagnose Your Knee Pain
Becauseyour knee is such an elaborate and crucial mechanism, you will need an accurate diagnosis to receive proper treatment. Our doctors use cutting-edge radiography equipment to help diagnose your knee condition. These include EMG, MRI scans, CT scans, and nerve conduction studies. Using these devices help your doctor narrow down and assess the cause of your pain. Your doctor may also require electrodiagnostic screening to help determine where injuries happened.
Our technology is operated by certified technologists who receive regular training in the latest imaging techniques and diagnostic imaging procedures. Our team may also conduct electrodiagnostic screening to help determine where injuries happened.
Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments for Knee Pain
After evaluating your knee condition, your physician will be able to determine your best treatment option. Resurgens treatment options include a full range of surgical and non-surgical options. Non-surgical options can consist of casting, injections, bracing, physical rehabilitation, and dedicated knee therapy. Sometimes these are used in conjunction with each other.
Some knee injuries and conditions may merit surgical intervention. Our doctors will not advocate for surgery unless all conservative options have been exhausted. Surgical procedures can range from arthroscopic meniscus repair to total knee replacement.
No two people or injuries are the same, and every Resurgens patient receives a unique treatment plan. Our knee therapists work alongside our board-eligible and fellowship-trained physicians to help patients recover function and resume a pain-free life. Visit our knee procedures page to learn more about your treatment options.
Patients Trust Our Expert Knee Surgeons
Dr. Sacks was highly recommended to me by my dentist. He had joint replacement by Dr. Sacks and told me if I wanted the best care available, Dr. Sacks is the man to see. I did some research, asked around and discovered that many people within my community have had successful surgery by Dr. Sacks. I also discovered that he is the Chief of Orthopaedics at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. I made an appointment and I am grateful I did. I had my knees replaced and I am living life to the fullest. Many thanks to Dr. Sacks for his thoroughness, compassion, and skilled hands for giving my life back.
- J. Miner
Dr. Kelly performed my first knee surgery almost 6 years ago. The process was very easy on my end and his office made it a breeze to take care of my knee issues. Now, I'm having the same issue on my other knee and his office has gone above and beyond to address my concerns and assist me in scheduling my surgery. I have seen other doctors and would suggest no one else but him. He is thorough in his explanations without making you feel like you need a medical degree to translate.
Dr. Ansari did surgery on my knee and I was very impressed with him and his staff. The office staff is great! They are professional and very helpful. The wait time is much shorter than most doctors. Highly recommend him & his staff.
- Linda Fleming
If you are looking for the best Orthopedic Surgeon for knee or hip replacement Dr. Kim is the one! Dr. Kim replaced both of my knees, 7 years and 8 months ago and was fantastic. I had complete trust in his abilities and excellent care from him as well as Andrea and Josh. Having a good Physical Therapist is also key to and excellent recovery. All the Physical Therapist I talk to highly recommend Dr. Kim and that speaks volumes as well as a highly respected reputation!
Dr. Yarbrough did total knee replacement. He and his staff are very compassionate and caring. Answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner and in terms I could understand. I highly recommend Dr. Yarbrough.
- Denise S.
Dr. Hanna is amazing! We live in Alabama but he was worth the drive. He did my husbands total knee replacement in August. We went in at 6:00 am and were back at home in Alabama at 2:00. No hospital stay, in home therapy. My husband never even finished his bottle of pain medication. Six weeks later he's back on a ladder doing home repairs. He's scheduled to have his left knee done in December. Dr. Hanna is Georgia's best kept secret. Also, his staff operates like a well oiled machine. They have knees and hips down pat! Why would you go anywhere else?
My knee surgery was 2008, 2011 and pain free. Thank You Dr. Albert. I would/will recommend my friends and family to you. You're the best!!
- Yolanda Thompson
Dr. Hall performed both my knee replacement and rotator cuff surgery. He did an excellent job. I would recommend him to anyone. Dr. Hall also does a lot of follow-up and explains everything clearly. He is an extremely pleasant and caring person and a great doctor.
I had total knee replacement surgery on May 30,2018. Dr. Matthew Levine was my surgeon. Dr. Levine made sure I understood the process and what to expect throughout recovery. Within 2 weeks I was walking 2 1/2 miles a day. By 4 weeks I was walking 5 miles a day. At the end of 5 weeks I was back in the pool doing water aerobics. Many people ask who my surgeon was because they know people who have never completely recovered. My point here is follow Dr.'s orders and Dr. Levine is the BEST!!!
Dr. Satterwhite was great with helping restore my knee function. The physical therapy with Don and Emily was very effective. I went from limping around to moving confidently again without pain.
- Mary T.