Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Knee Pain

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Acute Injury

Broken bone, meniscus tear, or torn ligament

Overuse or Chronic Conditions

Bursitis, osteoarthritis, patellar syndromes, and tendinitis

Medical Conditions

Infections or arthritis

Treatments for Knee Pain

Intrathecal Pumps

Intrathecal pump is a method of giving medication directly to your spinal cord. A round metal device about the size of a hockey puck is surgically placed under the skin of your abdomen. A small plastic tube is connected to the pump and delivers medication to the area around your spinal cord.

The pump slowly and consistently releases medication over a period of time. It can be programmed to release different amounts of medication at different times of the day, depending on your changing needs. When the reservoir is empty, Dr. Salazar simply refills the pump. This procedure is completely reversible if you ever decide to have the pump removed.

Intrathecal pumps work more efficiently than oral medication. In fact, your symptoms can be controlled with 1/300 the amount of medication than when taken orally. Less medication, fewer side effects.

We currently manage over 600 intrathecal drug delivery devices.

Stimwave Therapy

Stimwave therapy uses a wireless and fully programmable device to deliver stimulation to your nerves to treat pain at its source. The device is placed with a needle next to the target nerves. You control the stimulation with a Wearable Antenna that can be clipped to your clothing. The stimulation can be programmed to personalize your pain relief on your cell phone. 

Stimwave therapy can target pain anywhere on your body. With Stimwave therapy, you can experience relief from your pain, decreased medication usage, and an improved quality of life. 

Corticosteroids

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7152 N. Sharon

Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93720

Phone  559-432-6807
Fax      559-432-6937   
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