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When Does Knee Pain Require Treatment? Kennesaw, GA

When Does Knee Pain Require Treatment?

A patient with a knee pain during a consultation with a doctor.

One of the most common large joints that can cause pain is the knee. Due to the configuration of the joint and the extensive ways it is used, injuries and pain conditions are common. From mild sprains and strains to chronic osteoarthritis and tendonitis, many different conditions can result in knee pain. When should you seek treatment for your knee pain?

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Obviously, if you twist or injure your knee, it is likely you will experience some level of pain. Some injuries may require a trip to the ER, especially if a fracture or torn ligament are suspected. When you cannot put weight on a knee or there are significant signs of swelling or bruising, it is always prudent to seek a medical exam to determine if you need urgent treatment.

When knee pain begins gradually and it is not due to a specific injury, there can be many different causes. The knee joint contains multiple ligaments and tendons, bones, cartilage and nerves that can become aggravated or damaged. Some of the conditions that can result in knee pain include:

  • Arthritis – osteoarthritis is the most common
  • Sprains – stretched or torn ligaments
  • Strains – stretched or torn tendons/muscles
  • IT band syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

In many cases, a mild sprain or strain can heal on its own with conservative treatment and rest. If there is not significant swelling or discomfort, minor injuries may recover after a few days. Other conditions like tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis and IT band syndrome may only cause occasional pain or discomfort when performing specific movements.

Any time knee pain interferes with your mobility, sleep or overall quality of life, it can be worthwhile to see a doctor. Many conditions like arthritis may get worse over time – treatment can help mitigate the pain and minimize damage to the joint. Many knee pain conditions can be treated with conservative options such as physical therapy, injections, OTC medications and bracing devices, offering relief with minimally or non-invasive treatments.

At Medici Spine & Pain, we specialize in acute and chronic pain conditions. Our experienced medical team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating joint conditions, including those that result in knee pain. If you have ongoing knee pain, contact one of our clinics in Georgia to schedule an appointment with one of our knee specialists. We can accurately diagnose your knee pain and find relief for your condition.

Posted on behalf of Medici Spine & Pain

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To Dr. Sonny and all the staff at Marietta: What a wonderful appointment I had at Medici for epidural injections! I can't say enough about Jana and Sarah and the gentleman in the back and front office personnel also. They were so caring and friendly; it was quite entertaining while waiting for my turn! They have such a pleasant camaraderie together and engage the patients in conversation too. They bring a very comfortable atmosphere to all. It sure helped pass the time and alleviate any anxiety one might have. The best part is I walked out with NO PAIN. However, later I realized that was mostly due to the local anesthesia... Ha, ha on me! I know it is a temporary fix, but I will enjoy it as long as it is effective. I thank all who I've been in touch with during this journey. You're all awesome at all locations!! P.S. Jana and Sarah: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME ON AND OFF THOSE NARROW TORTUOUS BEDS!!!! It was my biggest fear!!! Blessings to all...."I'll be back!!"

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

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