Chronic Knee Pain Treatment North Augusta SC

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Hemant Kumar Yagnick, MD
(706) 724-1821
1355 Independence Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N Med Coll, Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Patrick A. Boudewyns
(706) 722-6491
One 7th St.
Augusta, GA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U of Wisc, Milwaukee
Credentialed Since: 2002-02-07

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Ezra B Riber, MD
(803) 699-0420
519 Blackburn Dr
Martinez, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc

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Jose Luis Armstrong, MD
(919) 781-3978
3880 Inverness Way
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ralph D. Bruno
706 733-0188 X 3211
1706 Kings Ct
Grovetown, GA
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Biofeedback, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-03

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Todd D Cable, MD
820 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 8A
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Stuart Epter, MD
(256) 760-4012
2803 Wrightsboro Rd Ste 50
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Todd Cable
(706) 722-6957
840 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St GeorgeS Univ, Sch Of Med, St GeorgeS
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: University Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James B Mayfield Jr, MD
(706) 721-2534
1399 Waterston Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Finnegan, M.D.
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA
 
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New Insight on Chronic Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem among the young and old alike. From athletes to middle-aged adults to seniors, knee pain can develop suddenly. There are many potential causes owing to the fact that there can be ligament involvement, cartilage tears, muscle strains, cysts, arthritis, and more.

Most of the time, knee pain is felt in the front of the knee or along either side. Posteromedial pain (inside back corner) is less common and more puzzling -- especially when it lasts a long time.

The authors of this article bring to our attention the possible causes of posteromedial knee pain. In particular, the focus is on one that is infrequent but should be considered: semimembranosus tendinopathy.

The semimembranosus muscle is part of what you might know otherwise as the hamstring muscle. It is made up of three separate but conjoined parts. This portion starts at the base of your sit bone (called the ischial tuberosity).

It travels down from the pelvis to the knee and inserts right along the posteromedial corner. The job of the semimembranosus is to flex or bend the knee. If you feel under the knee while in the sitting position you'll be able to feel the tendon easily.

Overuse of this muscle from sports activities or degeneration from overuse with age is the underlying cause in two age groups: young endurance athletes and middle-aged (and older) adults. The diagnosis can be elusive.

In older adults, there are often many changes in the knee going on at the same time. They could have semimembranosus tendinopathy and bursitis or a meniscal tear or bone spurs rubbing against various tendons. Sometimes they have combinations of pathologies.

No matter the age of the affected individual, the symptoms are the same. Pain is localized right to the posteromedial aspect of the knee. The pain gets worse with activities that involve using the hamstring muscle to bend the knee.

For athletes, pain may come on after increasing their training (e.g., running or cycling). For older adults, it could be associated with going down stairs, walking, or any activity that requires full knee flexion.

A careful examination is necessary to pinpoint and isolate the problem to the semimembranosus tendon. The examiner will look at the overall posture to see what biomechanical problems might be contributing to the problem. Besides palpation (feeling where the pain is located), there are a few clinical tests that can be performed to help make the diagnosis.

The use of imaging studies may help. X-rays don't usually show anything to suggest a problem with the muscles so the physician must rely on MRIs or even better, bone scans and ultrasound. It's a tough little area of the knee to really get a view of what's going on -- even with arthroscopy, the problem isn't easily visible.

When the surgeon can see evidence of a problem, it's usually the presence of fluid around the bursa in that area of the knee or a thickening of the tendon. Sometimes breakd...

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