Treatments & Procedures

When simply managing your knee pain is no longer an option, the physicians and care team at Doctors Medical Center of Modesto are ready to help. They’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include minimally invasive knee surgery.

See the information below on treatments and procedures for knee pain.


Physicians use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along with strengthening programs, to treat mild to moderate pain associated with inflammation in the knee.

Corticosteroid injection

Medications such as corticosteroid injections are an important part of a treatment protocol for knee injuries. A healthcare provider will inject a dose of corticosteroid directly into the joint to decrease inflammation.


Sometimes the best treatment for knee injury may be immobilization. Physicians may recommend the use of a cane or walker as part of an ongoing treatment for knee injury.

Knee braces and sleeves

A brace is used to provide external stability to the knee joint and encourage healing. A specialist will recommend knee braces and sleeves to help strengthen the knee muscle while reducing pain and inflammation.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is an integral component of a physician’s approach of treating knee pain. A physician will recommend physical therapy after surgery or as an ongoing treatment regimen to care your knee injury.

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