Arthritis Knee Pain Centers
Greensboro, NC

If you’re suffering with knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, we are the help you’ve been looking for!

The Arthritis Knee Pain Centers in Greensboro, NC
Your Trusted Knee Osteoarthritis Experts

Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5 pm
Closed: Saturday - Tuesday

Our medical practice in Greensboro uses the best equipment on the market, has a delightful staff, and offers safe, non-surgical, non-opioid treatments to help relieve knee pain. We are highly rated in Greensboro! So, prepare to feel better and enjoy life again.

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Our Greensboro Doctors

Dr Thomas Howard, MD

Thomas Howard, MD

Dr Howard is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Practice at DeWitt Army Community Hospital. He also completed a primary care sports fellowship at the USUHS and Nirschl Orthopedic Sports Clinic in Arlington, VA.  He served as residency director of the FP Residency and Department chair of Family Practice at DeWitt Army Community. He also practiced at Fairfax Family Practice in Virginia as Program Director for a Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he developed a comprehensive program for diagnostic musculoskeletal sonography and regenerative medicine.

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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Treatment Plans Designed To Meet Your Needs

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


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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

Your knees are essential for so many aspects of daily life, from fun activities like running and dancing to the basic ones like walking and climbing stairs. They really are the unsung heroes of your mobility.


Knees act as shock absorbers for your body. They are critical in maintaining balance, allowing you to bend and straighten your legs, and facilitating movement. When your knees are healthy, they make all these movements seamless and pain-free. But if they start to hurt or don’t function properly, it can really put a damper on your activities and slow you down.

In essence, caring for your knees is caring for your overall quality of life.


Your knees play a vital role in almost every form of physical activity you do, whether it’s something as simple as walking your neighborhood or as intense as working with a physical trainer. Even activities like dancing, which require a lot of knee movement, become more enjoyable when your knees are in good shape. By taking care of your knees, you’re ensuring that you can continue participating in these activities without discomfort or limitations.


Strong and healthy knees are essential for your daily independence. They make it easier to perform routine tasks that many of us take for granted, like climbing stairs, bending down, or even just getting out of a chair.


Taking proactive measures for knee health is much more than just avoiding immediate pain or discomfort; it’s about ensuring long-term mobility and quality of life.

Regular exercise is vital for keeping your knees healthy. It strengthens the muscles around your knees, providing better support and reducing the strain on the knee joints themselves. Stretching is equally important, as it maintains flexibility, which is crucial for joint health.


Proactive measures also include being mindful of your activities and avoiding those that put excessive strain on your knees. It can be as simple as using proper techniques while lifting heavy objects or varying your exercise routine to include low-impact activities like swimming or cycling.


Are you seeing why knee health is so integral to a fulfilling life? Healthy knees are like a passport to a world of adventures, allowing you to indulge in various activities and experiences. Whether it’s the joy of exploring Europe, the relaxation of walking on a beach, or the excitement of playing with grandkids, having healthy, pain-free knees is key to enjoying these moments to the fullest.

Quality of Life

The quality of your life is significantly enhanced when your knees are in good shape. Pain-free knees mean you can focus on the joys of life rather than the discomfort. Healthy knees provide the freedom of mobility, which is not just about moving from one place to another but about experiencing life without limitations.

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Your Well-Being is Our Top Priority

At Arthritis Knee Pain Centers, the focus is clearly on understanding the importance of knee health in the context of your overall lifestyle and happiness. With a team dedicated to providing the best care, employing the latest treatments, and offering supportive guidance, you can trust that your knee health is in good hands.

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