You may experience knee pain from injury, overuse, arthritis, or other medical conditions. Orthopaedics can develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy or medications or - in more severe cases - surgical procedures such as knee replacement or ligament repair. Dr. Jeffrey Chase, our Orthopaedics specialist at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Saint Thomas and St. Croix, can also offer advice on lifestyle modifications and exercises to help prevent knee pain from recurring.
Helping Manage Your Knee Pain
Orthopaedics focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, including knee pain. Fortunately, you can manage knee pain with a few methods. Firstly, the doctor will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the pain. The doctor may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to help diagnose underlying conditions like osteoarthritis, ligament tears, or cartilage damage.
We may also recommend non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or joint injections. Physical therapy can help improve strength and flexibility, reduce knee pain, and improve function. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Joint injections such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid can also provide relief. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to manage knee pain.
Your Consultation: What to Expect
When consulting Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine about Orthopaedics in Saint Thomas, and St. Croix, for knee pain, you'll meet with our board-certified professional that comprehensively evaluates your symptoms and medical history. Our doctor may perform a physical examination, including testing your range of motion, strength, and stability of the affected knee.
Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRIs may also aid in diagnosis. After a comprehensive evaluation, the doctor will discuss potential treatment options, like medications, physical therapy, or surgery. They'll also address any concerns or questions and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about Orthopaedics in Saint Thomas, and St. Croix, or if you want to schedule an appointment with our Orthopaedics specialist Dr. Jeffrey Chase at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Call for more information at (340) 714-2845 for the office in St. Thomas, and (340) 692-5000 for the office in St. Croix.