Arthritis Knee Pain Centers
Charlotte, NC

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Arthritis Knee Pain Centers in Charlotte, NC
Your Trusted Knee Osteoarthritis Experts

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am – 5 pm
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

If you have knee pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, we are the medical facility you’ve been looking for! We have arthritis doctors in the Charlotte area who are ready to help you! Our medical practice uses the best equipment on the market, has a delightful and friendly staff, and offers a myriad of safe treatments to help relieve knee pain.

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Our Charlotte Doctors

Sean Whalen, MD

Sean Whalen, MD

Dr. Sean Whalen was born on the United States Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan and raised in idyllic upstate New York. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Biological Sciences, while minoring in Chemistry, from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Whalen received his MD from the University of California, Irvine and completed his residency at the University of Southern California.

Through his pioneering work in the non-operative orthopedic space, Dr. Whalen has helped thousands of patients achieve a more active, vibrant lifestyle while experiencing less pain from osteoarthritis. His goal is to empower patients to prevent the debilitating processes of injury and aging, while avoiding invasive interventions such as surgery.

John Rush MD

John Rush, MD

John J. Rush, MD earned his medical doctor degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University, in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Rush also holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Rush is the Chief Medical Officer and owner of 17 medical practices, all doing business as Arthritis Knee Pain Centers. The Arthritis Knee Pain Centers (AKPC) is the nation’s leader in the nonsurgical, nonopioid treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Dr. Rush, and the AKPC senior management team, founded the AKPC Foundation in 2020, dedicated to the support of charitable organizations in the communities that Dr. Rush’s practices serve.

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You don’t have to live in pain. You may be a candidate for our non-opioid, non-surgical pain relief therapy.

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Treatment Plans Designed To Meet Your Needs

At Arthritis Knee Pain Centers - Charlotte, we offer a comprehensive range of services to cater to your specific needs:



Viscosupplementation Gel Injections

Viscosupplementation knee injections are a well-known, non-surgical treatment method for knee osteoarthritis. Using fluoroscopy, doctors can inject a gel-like substance into the joint to restore lubrication and cushion the affected joint. This not only increases the accuracy of the treatment but also enhances its effectiveness, as the gel is more likely to be placed in the optimal position within the joint. 

Knee Braces
for Arthritis

Our modern knee braces may be just the thing you need to feel more stable while up and about! We customize our braces to reduce pain, provide support, and help you move. They are easy to wear with regular clothing.

Genicular Artery Embolization

Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) is a relatively new, minimally invasive procedure that’s gaining popularity for its effectiveness in treating chronic knee pain, especially in patients with osteoarthritis. GAE is a non-surgical, same day procedure where trained physicians use tiny beads to block abnormal arteries in the knee. These are the arteries that contribute to inflammation and pain in the knee joint. By blocking these arteries, GAE reduces the blood flow to the inflamed areas, thereby decreasing inflammation and pain.

Advanced Orthopedic Back Braces

Back pain and knee pain generally go together. Many who have one, experience the other at some point. Our orthopedic back braces give wonderful support and are easy to wear, at home or on the move. These braces are designed to diminish back pain, correct posture, and reduce the pressure on your spine. 

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The Importance
of Knee Health

Taking good care of your knees is crucial! They play a star role in almost everything fun you do, like walking, running, dancing, and even simple things like climbing stairs. Healthy knees mean you can move around freely and enjoy life without any hiccups.


Think about it – your knees are your body’s shock absorbers. They help you keep balance, allow you to bend and straighten your legs, and are key players in moving you from place to place. If your knees start to hurt, it can really slow you down and keep you from doing the things you love.



Whether it’s walking your dog, sprinting in a race, or showing off your dance moves, taking care of your knees helps ensure you can keep doing all these things without a problem. Remember, your knees are like the unsung heroes of your mobility, so give them the care they deserve so you can remain active.


When your knees are healthy and strong, everyday tasks are a breeze. You can move through your daily routine smoothly and maintain your independence. Good knee health is key to keeping you active, mobile, and able to do all the things that make your life unique and enjoyable.


Taking care of your knees isn’t just about avoiding pain or discomfort. It’s about ensuring that you can continue to live your life the way you want to, without being held back by knee problems. Simple actions like regular exercise, stretching, and maybe even specific strengthening exercises for your knee muscles can go a long way in keeping your knees in top shape.


Do you like to travel? Healthy knees are like a passport to a world of exciting adventures. They help you explore all the places on your wish list, from the magic of Disneyland to the thrill of walking on beaches and sledding with grandkids. You’ve got a life of adventure ahead of you, so don’t let knee pain get in your way.


Remember to give your knees the attention they deserve. By taking care of them, you’re not just looking after your joints; you’re looking after your overall quality of life and ability to keep doing all the things you love for the rest of your life.

Quality of Life

Here’s the bottom line: When your knees feel good, so do you! Think about all the places your knees will take you. Healthy knees equate to the freedom of mobility. Life itself is a great adventure, and having healthy knees will give you the best shot at enjoying it daily.

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When Your Knees Feel Good,
So Do You!

At Arthritis Knee Pain Centers, we understand how crucial your knee health is to your quality of life. Our friendly and expert team stands ready to provide top-notch care, the latest medical treatments, and 100% support to ensure your knees are prepared for anything.

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