Treatments & Procedures

At Doctors Hospital of Manteca, orthopedic physicians and specialists help patients with various knee conditions, developing customized treatment plans that could include knee-replacement surgery. See the information below on treatments and procedures for knee pain. For a comprehensive diagnosis and personalized treatment plan, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at (800) 470-7229, or use our Find A Physician tool.


Physicians use nonsteroidal 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 dose of corticosteroid is injected directly into the joint to decrease inflammation.


Sometimes the best treatment for knee injury is 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.

MAKOplasty® minimally invasive surgery

Physicians turn to MAKOplasty for joint repair and replacement because it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses advanced robotic technology. This precise surgery for knee injuries often results in less scarring, reduced pain and faster recovery.

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.


A revolutionary new technology for knee replacement surgery, the VISIONAIRE Patient Matched system uses MRI and X-rays to design and create customized surgical instruments based on a patient’s anatomy.

Let Doctors Medical Hospital of Manteca connect you with a physician in your area

Call (800) 470-7229 or use our Find A Physician tool to find an orthopedic specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library​.