Knee Pain Treatments from Our Knee Specialists

The knee joint is complicated and prone to both arthritis and injuries. The knee specialists at EmergeOrtho are experts in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating the injuries and conditions that cause knee pain.

Knee pain can significantly affect your quality of life. If your knee problems limit your activities, interfere with everyday tasks, or cause significant pain, it’s time to talk to a specialist.

Arthritis Is the Leading Cause of Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint, and arthritis is a leading underlying cause. According to research, 25% of people aged 55 and older have a significant episode of knee pain in any given year. Between 10% and 13% of people over 60 have symptomatic osteoarthritis (which is the result of aging and wear and tear) in the knees.

 A doctor demonstrates a replacement knee.

These statistics don’t account for other types of arthritis that cause knee pain, like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, both of which are autoimmune disorders.

Other Causes of Knee Pain

There are many potential causes of knee pain. Arthritis is the most common, but significant knee pain can also result from a range of injuries and conditions. The knee orthopedic specialists at EmergeOrtho provide treatment for knee pain caused by a variety of conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury
  • Patellar instability
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Fractures
  • Broken kneecap
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage injury
  • Stress fracture
  • Walking (gait) abnormalities

Who Needs a Knee Specialist?

Knee pain is so common that many people just grin and bear it. When it begins to interfere with your quality of life, you should see an orthopedic and joint specialist for an evaluation. Some of the critical signs that you need a specialist include:

  • Not being able to put weight on your knee
  • Feeling pain in the knee, even when stationary
  • Not being able to fully extend the knee joint
  • The appearance of a deformity or significant swelling in the knee
  • The failure of home care to bring relief
  • Being forced to give up activities you enjoy because of knee pain
  • Not being able to do ordinary, daily tasks because of pain

Treatments for Knee Pain and Injuries

Knee pain doesn’t have to be something you just live with. Our specialist knee doctors offer a range of treatment options. They typically begin with non-surgical treatments like physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, the use of wearable assistive devices, and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy.

When non-surgical interventions fail to provide relief or resolve symptoms, your orthopedic specialist may recommend surgical procedures such as:

EmergeOrtho is committed to providing specialized orthopedic care. Request An Appointment to see how EmergeOrtho may be able to help you Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

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