Knee Pain Q & A
What is Knee Pain?
Knee pain is common and can happen to anyone irrespective of age. It could result from an injury, sometimes causing a rupture in the ligament or tearing the cartilage. Conditions like arthritis, gout, and infections could also cause knee pain and require medical attention.
What symptoms should you look out for?
Knee pain may vary from person to person and could depend on the cause of the problem. You may experience:
- Severe or dull pain
- Popping/crunching noises in the knee
- Inability to fully straighten your knee
But what exactly causes knee pain?
Several conditions or injuries can lead to knee pain, including but not limited to:
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, Septic arthritis, etc.)
- Meniscus tears
- ACL injury
- Hip or foot pain
Individuals who are overweight or lack muscle strength and flexibility may have an increased risk of pain in their knee(s). A previous history of injuries and playing a specific sport that requires a good amount of stress on the knees could also cause knee pain.
What does the knee treatment involve?
At Phoenix Orthopedic Group, we will review your medical history, along with a physical examination, for an accurate diagnosis if you’re experiencing knee pain.
Treatment will be provided based on the injury’s cause, type, and severity. It could include home treatment, medications, injections, physical therapy, or surgery in severe cases.
Phoenix Orthopaedic Group offers a full scope of solutions with decades of experience in arthroscopic knee repair and knee replacement.
If you want to find out what’s causing you knee pain and dysfunction once and for all, call the Phoenix Orthopedic Group today or schedule an appointment online.