Our specialty-trained knee doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions.
Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and runner’s knee, or from the occurrence of a recent sports injury, such as a meniscus tear or dislocated kneecap. In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions like knee arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making knee surgery, such as knee replacement, total knee arthroplasty, or knee arthroscopy, possible options to relieving your knee pain.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your knee injury or condition worsens.
- A popping or snapping noise in or around the knee
- A feeling of your knee giving out while walking, running, jumping, or turning
- Severe joint pain, pain in the knee, pain in the kneecap, or pain behind the knee
- Inability to bend or move the knee
- Limping or inability to walk comfortably
- Swelling of the knee, joint, or calf area
Visit our Joint Replacement Center or our Sports Medicine Center to learn more.
To consult with one of our knee doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 704-865-0077.
Why Choose Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center?
Our specialty-trained knee doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center have completed advanced training in the knee. With this advanced training, our knee doctors, Dr. Erik Johnson, Dr. Christopher Prato, Dr. H. Clayton Thomason, and Dr. Jason Zlotnicki, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our knee doctors at our Gastonia office, please request an appointment online or call 704-865-0077.
World-Class Knee Care Begins Here
- Erik C. Johnson, MD
- Christopher A. Prato, MD
- H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
- Jason P. Zlotnicki, MD
Hurt Today. Treated Today.
We understand that injuries are painful and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. That’s why we’re proud to offer our QuickAccess clinic to treat your bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.
Visit our QuickAccess Clinic for prompt orthopaedic care. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are welcome.