Patients that suffer from knee pain may struggle to perform their daily activities or even get from one place to another. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dominique Nickson offers diagnosis and treatment to patients struggling with knee pain in McKinney, Texas and surrounding areas including Frisco, Allen, Plano and Prosper, Texas. Patients interested in these services should contact Next Step Orthopedics.
The knee is a complex joint composed of bone, tendons, cartilage, and muscle. When any of these components becomes damaged or inflamed, knee pain can occur. Some of the most common causes of knee pain include:
Dr. Nickson recognizes that knee pain can have many different causes. When a patient comes into Next Step Orthopedics with this condition, he will begin by performing a thorough examination of the knee and collecting detailed information about the patient’s symptoms. He may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, or MRIs, to visualize the inside of the knee. Once he has determined the cause of the patient’s knee pain, he can recommend various treatment options.
A variety of treatments may improve a patient’s knee pain. The exact treatment options Dr. Nickson recommends will depend on the cause of the pain. For example, some types of knee pain may require only rest, ice, and/or physical therapy. Other types of knee pain, such as pain caused by arthritis, may benefit from certain oral medications. In cases where the tendons or ligaments are damaged, Dr. Nickson may recommend minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
In many cases, patients will have more than one treatment option. Dr. Nickson will explain each option in detail so that patients can make the choice that’s right for them.
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"Dr. Nickson is a knowledgeable and skilled orthopedic surgeon that listens to his patients’ concerns."
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"Dr. Nickson is an excellent doctor, an expert in his field and very thorough. Very pleased with my ankle reconstruction results."