Though many people suffer with knee pain, the sources of the pain can vary greatly from person to person. If you suffer from knee pain, your primary care physician may recommend talking with an orthopedic knee specialist. Knee pain can be difficult to diagnose correctly, so a specialist will likely order x-rays, MRIs, arthroscopies, and other tests to help isolate problem.
Knee pain can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such as:
- Redness around the knee
- Excessive warmth
- Unusual popping noises
- Inability to straighten the knee
- Locking of the knee
If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. Remember, allowing the problem to persist and get worse could cause long-term problems.
Causes of Knee Pain
Your knees are subject to wear and tear, a variety of different injuries, and mechanical issues, which is why so many people complain of knee pain.
The specific causes of your knee pain could be due to:
- Injury (ACL injury, torn meniscus, patellar tendinitis, knee bursitis, etc.)
- Cartilage tears
- Degeneration of the bone
- Dislocated kneecaps
- Adjustments you automatically make to lessen hip or foot pain
- Alignment or ligament diseases
No matter the reason for your knee pain, our orthopedic specialists can determine what is going on and suggest treatment necessary to alleviate the pain.
Knee Pain Treatments
Once diagnosed, there are many different treatments our orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists can provide. Our team of specialists, surgeons, physical therapists, and nurses will work together to get you the care you need.
Stop suffering with your knee pain. Talk to one of our orthopedic specialists today.