Knee issues are one of the most common orthopedic complaints. The knee is a hinge joint composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. As all components of the knee may be vulnerable to various injuries, people of all ages and lifestyles can experience pain.
If you are experiencing severe pain or swelling in your knee, or if it feels unstable or difficult to move, then it’s time to schedule your appointment with the orthopedic specialists at Alliance Orthopedics. Our knowledgeable doctors are here to examine your knee to find any underlying issues and come up with a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle.
Causes of Knee Pain
The location of your pain will help us determine what’s causing the discomfort and which of this joint’s structures are involved. It may be that your whole knee feels swollen and painful, or the pain could be isolated to one specific location. You may even feel that the pain is radiating from the back of your knee. All these clues can help us come up with a diagnosis.
Some of the more common causes of pain include:
Ligament tears and injuries
From sports injuries to everyday wear and tear, pain can be debilitating if not treated properly.
Symptoms of pain include:
Instability or weakness
The inability to straighten the knee
Crunching, popping, or grinding of the joint
Avoiding activities that aggravate your knee and at-home treatments such as using ice and taking anti-inflammatories may help reduce pain and swelling. However, sometimes home remedies alone are not enough.
If you’re ready our team of highly trained experts at Alliance Orthopedics are here to help you alleviate your pain and get back to living the best life you can!