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Do You Experience Any Of The Following?

Swelling and stiffness
Redness and warmth to the touch
Weakness or instability
Popping or crunching noises
Inability to fully straighten the knee
The most common symptom of knee pain is, not surprisingly, sharp pain. This pain can be dull and achy or sharp and intense. It may be worse when you move your knee or put weight on it. You may also notice swelling, stiffness, clicking or popping, and warmth around the joint.
Don’t let any of the above stop you! Book a free consultation today and let us assist you!

Escape the grip of knee pain with non-surgical treatment options

It’s a common problem, with improper technique and excess weight being leading causes. But don’t worry, there are options for non-surgical knee pain treatment.

With over 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, it’s important to know that knee pain is the second most common cause. While more women than men report knee pain, it still affects between 15 and 20% of men.

The good news is that non-surgical options are available for those looking to alleviate their knee pain. So don’t let knee pain hold you back – we offer non-surgical treatment plans to get you back on your feet!

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Scheduled a consultation with Dr. Williams, I was extremely satisfied with the quick check-in and attentive staff. I left the office with a great deal of confidence and assurance from Dr. Williams to receive the procedure!

Benefits of Interventional Radiology

IR procedures are nonsurgical, outpatient, same-day procedures that can often be performed in under an hour. They are also called percutaneous procedures or needle entry procedures. These recently developed techniques allow access to areas that would otherwise require a more invasive procedure, such as traditional surgery, which requires general anesthesia, a stay in the hospital, and a long recovery period. 


Our non-surgical image-guided procedures are cutting-edge technology without the need of a scalpel.

Not Painful

While it’s normal to experience mild discomfort during and post-treatment, most patients report a positive experience without any major pain.  

Outpatient Procedure

All procedures can be done on-site at the medical clinic. No general anesthesia or hospital stay is required.

Quick Recovery

Interventional radiology procedures typically involve shorter recovery periods and faster return to daily activities than traditional open surgeries. 

High Success Rate

Interventional radiology has a high success rate in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions using non-surgical techniques.

Fewer Side Effects

Compared to traditional surgical procedures, interventional radiology has fewer side effects, such as reduced pain and scarring, shorter recovery times, and lower risks of complications.

About Imaging & Interventional

Gethin Williams, MD, PhD is a triple Board Certified Medical Director of Imaging & Interventional Specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field.
His lengthy 10-year career has seen him become an authority in vascular and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology; even specializing in non-surgical outpatient therapies.
Dr. Williams is highly esteemed, having completed his residency and fellowship training at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as being affiliated with the University Medical Center of El Paso and the Hospitals of Providence.
On top of this already incredible resume, he is also an author of 20 peer-reviewed articles and 10 abstracts, all contributing to his overall expertise.

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Our team of experts is dedicated to providing personalized care and treatment options that are tailored to meet your unique needs and concerns.
Imaging & Interventional Specialists
1601 Murchison Dr, El Paso, TX 79902, United States

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the knee joint?

The knee joint is a complex hinge joint that allows the leg to bend and straighten. It is made up of bones, ligaments, tendons, and a fluid-filled sac called the bursa.

What are the causes of knee pain?

The most common cause of knee pain is knee osteoarthritis, which affects approximately 30% of adults over the age of 60. Other causes of knee pain include injuries, mechanical problems, and types of arthritis.

What injuries can cause knee pain?

Injuries to the knee joint can involve the bones, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, bursae, and muscles. Common examples include ACL injury, meniscus tear, fractures, knee bursitis, and patellar tendinitis.

What mechanical problems can cause knee pain?

Some mechanical problems that can cause knee pain include dislocation, hip or foot pain, iliotibial band syndrome, and loose body.

What types of arthritis can cause knee pain?

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but the most common types that affect the knee are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and septic arthritis.

What are the risk factors for developing knee problems?

Risk factors for knee problems include age, obesity, occupation, repetitive impact activities, previous knee injury or surgery, and chronic health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or diabetes.

How do Imaging & Interventional Specialists evaluate and diagnose knee pain?

An Imaging & Interventional Specialists’ physician will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam of your knee. They may also order X-rays, CT scans, or MRI for further evaluation. Blood tests and consultation with other members of your care team may also help determine your diagnosis and individualized treatment plan.

What non-surgical treatments are available for knee pain?

Several non-surgical treatments can be effective, including physical therapy, joint protectants (such as glucosamine and chondroitin), pain relief medications, and medications tailored to the specific disease affecting your knee.

What surgical treatments are used for knee pain?

In some cases, surgery may be necessary. Surgical procedures for knee pain may include arthroscopy, osteotomy, uni-compartmental (partial) knee replacement, and total knee replacement.

What can you do to decrease knee pain?

Treatment for knee pain depends on the underlying cause. Lifestyle changes that may help decrease or prevent knee pain include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, wearing comfortable, low-heeled shoes, and avoiding repetitive impact activities. Treatment options for specific knee conditions may include weight loss, physical therapy, medications, injections, or surgery.

What are advanced methods to alleviate knee pain?

Genicular artery embolization is an advanced, same-day surgery that involves injecting tiny beads to block blood flow to the knee joint and reduce inflammation. This procedure can provide significant pain relief with little to no downtime.

How do Imaging and Interventional Specialists determine whether I am a candidate for genicular artery embolization?

Specialists will evaluate your medical history, perform a physical exam, and evaluate your imaging, which may include blood tests, CT scans, or MRIs. They will communicate with other members of your treatment team to determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure.

Why Imaging & Interventional Specialists?

The board-certified physicians at Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in genicular artery embolization. They offer in-house testing for diagnosis and individualized treatment programs for knee pain management, using state-of-the-art equipment to focus on your best outcome.

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