Knee Pain Specialist

Michael Trice, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Complete Orthopaedics

Michael Trice, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Cartilage Repair and Total Joint Specialist located in Houston, TX

Knee pain can make everyday activities like standing up and walking seem like a challenge. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Michael Trice, MD, offers surgical and nonsurgical treatments for knee pain at Complete Orthopaedics in Houston, Texas. If you suffer from knee pain, call or book an appointment online today for compassionate and high-quality care.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

The knee is one of your body’s strongest joints, but it’s also vulnerable to many issues that cause pain. From sudden sports injuries like a torn ligament to long-term medical conditions like arthritis, Dr. Trice treats knee pain in patients of all ages. 


What causes knee pain?

Most of the time, knee pain is due to degenerative damage from aging, acute injuries, or overuse injuries from repetitive stress. Dr. Trice treats many causes of knee pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Fractures
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Loose fragments of bone or cartilage in the knee


Sometimes, problems in another part of your body can cause knee pain. For example, pain in your foot or hip changes the way you walk, which may put extra stress on your knees and lead to pain. 


How is knee pain diagnosed?

First, Dr. Trice asks you to describe your knee pain, including when it started and whether anything causes it to get better or worse. He carefully examines your knee and may take tests, including:


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Computerized tomography (CT) scan

If noninvasive imaging tests don’t provide enough information about your knee pain, Dr. Trice may use arthroscopy. He inserts a thin, flexible camera through a small incision and views the inside of your joint on a screen. 

If he discovers a problem, Dr. Trice may treat it in the same procedure by using specialized surgical instruments.  


How is knee pain treated?

After Dr. Trice diagnosis the cause of your knee pain, he recommends the best course of treatment. He always treats patients the way he wants to be treated and strives to ensure you have an optimal experience. 

Dr. Trice treats knee pain nonsurgically whenever possible. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Therapeutic injections


When surgery is necessary, Dr. Trice does all he can to provide the best outcome. He treats many knee problems with minimally invasive arthroscopy. If your knee condition is severe and doesn’t improve with treatment, he may recommend a joint replacement.  

To find relief from knee pain, call Complete Orthopaedics, or book an appointment online today.