Your knees help you stand, walk, run, and climb. Many people experience knee pain at some point during their life. In most cases, knee pain resolves with at-home care. However, if you have knee pain from an injury or the pain is constant, Vaibhav “Van” Kanawade, MD, at Restore Joints & Spine in Mission, Texas, can find the cause and provide an effective treatment to ease your knee pain and restore joint function. For expert knee pain care, call or schedule an appointment with this orthopedic surgeon online today.
Knee pain includes any type of discomfort you feel in or around your knee joint. Your knee is a complex, weight-bearing joint with bones, ligaments, cartilage, and muscle. Any injury or damage to one or more components of the knee causes knee pain.
The pain may start suddenly or develop after an injury. You can also have mild knee pain that worsens over time.
You can manage minor injuries and mild knee pain with at-home care. However, if you have severe or ongoing pain, Restore Joints & Spine can help.
Injuries, overuse, and aging are the most common causes of knee pain. Your knees endure a great deal of stress on a daily basis, making them vulnerable to wear-and-tear injuries and conditions. Athletes are especially prone to knee injuries.
Common causes of knee pain include:
If you have a history of a knee injury, you’re at a greater risk of developing knee pain from arthritis later in life.
Your orthopaedic surgeon at Restore Joints & Spine performs a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for help with knee pain. They ask detailed questions about your pain, including the location and type of pain you feel, as well as activities that make it worse.
If you have knee pain from an injury, your orthopaedic surgeon also reviews the details of your injury. They examine your knee and may request imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to diagnose the cause of your knee pain and assess the severity of the damage.
Restore Joints & Spine takes a patient-centered approach to care. Treatment for knee pain depends on the cause and severity of symptoms.
However, in most cases, Restore Joints & Spine starts with medical interventions such as:
If medical interventions fail to improve your knee pain, your orthopaedic surgeon at Restore Joints & Spine may recommend surgery. Surgery might include ligament or cartilage repair or transplant.
For patients with severe arthritis and joint damage, Restore Joints & Spine offers knee replacement surgery.
Don’t let your knee pain keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Call Restore Joints & Spine or schedule a consultation online today.