Knee Pain Specialist

Ramin Rabbani, MD

Spine Surgeon & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Considering the pressure placed on your knee and all the bending and twisting performed over the course of a day, it’s no surprise that knee pain is one of the most common problems treated by orthopedic specialists. Dr. Ramin Rabbani has years of experience developing customized treatment plans to relieve pain and improve mobility. Since knee conditions can get progressively worse, don’t wait to schedule an appointment: Use the online booking tool or call the practice, Ramin Rabbani, MD, in Beverly Hills, California.

Knee Pain Q&A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can develop from injuries, repetitive stress, and degenerative conditions. The most common causes of knee pain include:

Knee fractures and dislocations

Fractures and dislocations often occur from a direct blow, such as a sports injury or a fall.

Soft tissue injuries

Muscle strains develop when your muscle is stretched too far, causing small tears that become inflamed and painful. Other common soft tissue injuries that cause knee pain include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Patellar and quadricep tendon tears
  • Meniscus tears

What causes a meniscus tear?

Meniscus tears are one of the most frequent knee injuries.

The meniscus is the cartilage that cushions the space where your upper and lower leg bones meet in the knee joint. Cartilage absorbs shock, facilitates smooth bone movement, and distributes the weight load across your knees.

A meniscus tear typically occurs from a twisting injury to the knee or a direct blow. As you age, cartilage degeneration also makes you susceptible to a torn meniscus.

Minor tears may heal with conservative treatment such as therapy. Other meniscus tears, however, often need arthroscopic surgery to remove or repair damaged tissue.

How is knee pain treated?

Dr. Rabbani tailors the treatment plan for your knee pain to the underlying cause and your overall health. The first line of treatment is conservative, often including therapy and anti-inflammatory medications.

Some patients benefit from intra-articular injections, such as cortisone or PRP to reduce inflammation and pain or hyaluronic acid to lubricate and cushion the joint. Dr. Rabbani also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy to promote healing, regenerate new tissues, and reduce inflammation.

Knee injuries may require surgical intervention to restore optimal function. Surgical options range from reconstructive surgery for a ligament tear to a knee replacement.

What is knee arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed to diagnose and repair the problem causing your knee pain. Dr. Rabbani inserts an arthroscope — a thin device containing a camera — through an incision, closely examines your knee, then inserts pencil-thin surgical tools through other small incisions to repair the damage.

Arthroscopic surgery reduces postoperative pain, causes less joint stiffness, and shortens your recovery time.

To receive expert treatment for your knee pain, call Ramin Rabbani, MD, or book an appointment online.