Treatments for Knee Pain

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  Are you dealing with some serious knee pain? Have you injured your knee and not had a chance to get into the doctor to take a look at it? Do you suspect you may have torn some ligaments or have a meniscus issue that you’ve been dealing with? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is about time you got in to see a doctor. The doctor that you should see is at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. To schedule your appointment to determine what is going on with your leg call 539-664-4448.

Knee pain can be caused by a host of different issues. The knee is a fairly complex joint and therefore there is a lot of things that can go wrong with it. Many times people experience pain in their knee because they have a tear in their meniscus. There is a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. When there is a tear in the meniscus what it means is there is a slight tear in the cartilage that separates or is between your upper leg bones and your lower leg bones. This is what prevents these bones from rubbing or smashing together.

Sometimes meniscal issues go unnoticed for quite some time. Other times meniscus issues will be noticed right away, and be quite painful. When you have a meniscus issue, typically surgery is the recommended procedure if the pain is too unbearable to deal with. If you end up not having a meniscus issue but you are still having knee pain there are quite a few other structures of the knee that could be causing the issue. Let’s dig into a few of those now.

A very common type of issue especially seen in runners is patellar tendinitis. Patellar tendinitis is quite simply inflammation of the patellar tendon. This is usually caused by muscular imbalances or overuse. This is why it is seen often in runners. Runners do the same movement repetitively for extreme amounts of reps, and therefore they can cause inflammation in the tendons. The other issue that could be causing issues with your patella is incorrect anatomy. In other words, maybe your patella doesn’t track properly on your knee and therefore it is causing issues and pain. This sometimes can be corrected with physical therapy and other times it is just an anatomical issue that cannot be corrected in an extremely beneficial way.

The other reason that you may be having pain is quite simply because you have torn and anterior cruciate ligament or a posterior cruciate ligament. These two tendons are what help prevent the knee from hyperextending or overextending. When these tissues are ripped there is a lot of instability in the knee joint and typically quite a bit of pain. When you visit Spine and Orthopedic Specialists, they will run a few tests on you to determine what they think is going on inside of your knee. Once they have an idea of what is going on they will then give you an idea of the types of protocols and procedures to go about fixing it. Give them a call today to schedule your consultation by calling 539-664-4448.