Knee Pain Specialists

South Lake Medical Center, Inc.

Physical Medicine and Pain Rehabilitation Center located in Pasadena, CA

Knee Pain FAQ

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The knee is the largest joint in the body and is comprised of four main components: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Knee pain, which affects roughly one-third of all Americans, may be the result of an injury or an illness in any of these components.  At South Lake Medical Center in Pasadena, California, our experienced medical team offers a wide array of state-of-the-art-treatments: From Regenerative Medicine such as Amniotic Allograft Tissue Injections to Mega Class IV Laser Therapy™, Mega Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)™, Functional Neurology Rehab Therapy™, to anything your insurance covers. We have the ability to address the underlying source of your knee pain!


What conditions can cause knee pain? 

A variety of injuries and conditions can cause knee pain. These may be acute which means that the injury either occurs suddenly (acute) or chronic which means it develops slowly over time from overuse or repetitive motions. Overuse wears away the soft tissue around the bones that make up the knee.

  • Overuse Syndromes
  • Ligament tears caused by traumatic injury 
  • Meniscus (cartilage) injuries caused by traumautic injury or overuse
  • Chronic injuries
  • Age-related osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

When should I seek medical treatment for knee pain? 

For those with knee pain: We don't recommend waiting to see if your knees will get worse before seeking care. We're dedicated to improving mobility that has been lost due to knee pain, and we're now accepting a limited number of new patients into our program. Pain is a bad sign that there is a structural problem and that is the time to get it checked out!

You shouldn’t live with any knee pain, especially if it prevents you from participating in the activities you love; walking, playing with your grandchildren, swimming, playing golf. Signs that medical attention is critical include:

  • Significant Pain
  • Inability to bend your knee
  • Inability to walk or extreme discomfort when you walk
  • Obvious deformity
  • Swelling caused by inflammation

How do the doctors at South Lake Medical Center treat knee pain?

 Our doctors will help you to find relief from knee pain as well as heal the condition responsible for your pain. Following a comprehensive exam to diagnose the cause of your knee pain, the doctors will most likely use a combination of treatments and therapies which may include:



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We use many different modalities to stimulate cellular growth. Science behind how Mega Class IV Laser Therapy(TM) works to heal tissue:


Science behind how Mega Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy(TM) works to heal tissue:


For our patients who choose to use Regenerative Medicine, these are some results:


See what our patients are saying!


"My knee pain kept getting worse and worse. I tried some treatments and nothing really worked. I was told the only thing that would help was a total knee replacement. I'm only 54! I wanted to avoid that, so I came here. Now after treatment I have NO MORE knee pain, can do a full squat, and recently climbed 4 FLIGHTS of stairs with NO PAIN! I would recommend this highly to anyone wanting to avoid knee replacement surgery!" - Teri, 54


"My knee, especially the right, hurt so bad it was hard to walk. I could not dance at all. Too much pain.  Now after treatment here, I danced for 3 hours straight the other night with NO PAIN! I would recommend this to anyone. You can avoid surgery… I did!" - Hugo



“I have had pain in both my knees since 2008. I had surgery on my left knee that didn't work. I had problems right after the surgery. I was a runner and haven't been able to since. Look at me now! About 1.5 minutes after my first treatment today, I can do a full squat for the first time in 10 years! This is amazing!” -Marilyn



*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, our procedures have a success and failure rate. Treatment results can and do vary. All patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else. Medicare and federal restrictions apply. Treatments are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA. References available.



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