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Knee pain

knee pain

Knee pain is a frequent health problem affecting 20% of adults over the age of 50.1The most common cause of knee pain among middle and older adults is osteoarthritis.2 Knee pain can limit mobility and function, which may reduce patients’ quality of life.34

Assessment and diagnosis

While limited in the past, treatment options for knee pain are on the rise:

  • Physical therapy56
  • Medications including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)56
  • Steroid joint injections7
  • Viscosupplementation8

Though each of the treatments previously discussed has demonstrated efficacy in some patients, many patients’ chronic knee pain remains unresolved. For example, an estimated 10% to 34% of patients experience long-term pain after total knee replacement.9

The knee image is intended as an example of genicular nerve anatomy and common Venom cannula/electrode placement.