Knee Pain Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Anuj Gupta, M.D.

Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiology located in Vista, CA

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects about 18% of adults in the United States at any given time. If you suffer from severe or long-lasting knee pain, board-certified Anuj Gupta, MD, and his experienced pain management team offer effective solutions at Advanced Pain Management in Vista, California. They use injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and other simple treatments to get you back on your feet pain-free. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about knee pain treatment options.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a feeling of discomfort at your knee joint that can negatively affect your everyday routine. Pain might present as:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Dull or aching pain
  • Sharp or stabbing pain
  • Instability
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Popping or crunching sounds

Sometimes knee pain goes away over time but in other instances, treatment is necessary to diminish pain, help your injury heal, and fully restore joint function. 

What causes knee pain?

You might experience knee pain because of a disease or injury. Possible causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • ACL or MCL injuries
  • Torn cartilage
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Other joint tissue damage
  • Dislocation

Sports injuries, automobile accidents, and falls are common causes of knee pain, though anybody can experience it. Knee pain risk factors include playing contact sports, being overweight, having a previous knee injury, or lack of strength and flexibility. 

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Dr. Gupta and his team can diagnose knee pain after a physical exam. They also review your symptoms and medical history. Dr. Gupta might use blood tests or imaging procedures, such as X-rays, MRIs, ultrasound, and CT scans, to find the root cause of your pain. 

What is the treatment for knee pain?

Your knee pain treatment plan depends on its cause and severity. Dr. Gupta and his team personalize a solution that best suits your unique needs. They might recommend:

Natural remedies

Sometimes ice, heat, wearing a brace, or physical therapy is all that’s necessary to help you heal from a knee injury and experience pain relief.


Dr. Gupta and his team offer hyaluronic acid, anesthetic, steroid, nerve block, and PRP injections to alleviate knee pain without taking addictive pain medicines.


Knee surgery is a last resort, but sometimes is the best way to fully restore knee joint function. Dr. Gupta can refer you to a qualified orthopedic surgeon in your area. They might recommend knee arthroscopy or a total or partial knee replacement.

Don’t live with chronic knee pain or take addictive medications when long-lasting solutions are available at Advanced Pain Management. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Pain Management over the phone or online today.