Knee pain is a common complaint affecting people of all ages. This may be a result of an injury or due to medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and even infection. The knee joint is made up of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bursae. Injury or inflammation to one of these structures can lead to bone and joint pain in the knee pain. Some signs and symptoms of knee pain include swelling and stiffness, redness and warmth, weakness, popping or crunching sounds or locking of the knee in the affected area.
Knee pain can result from several different things including an injury, pulled or torn ligaments and tendons, damaged cartilage, gait, and even muscle and back injuries. Bone and joint pain in the knee may occur following years of wear and tear playing sports, working or from general leisure activities.
Injuries to the knee can affect the cartilage, ligaments, tendons and the bursae (fluid-filled sacs) that support, stabilize and cushion the knee joint. Some common injuries to the knee include:
Certain medical conditions also lead to knee pain. These conditions may require you to see one of our APM knee pain doctors in Wisconsin. These include:
A person may be more likely to experience certain types of knee pain and knee problems common to their age and sex group. Excess weight increases stress on the knee joints on daily basis. Being involved in sports or having a previous knee injury also increases the chance of experiencing knee pain. Certain activities and sports, such as skiing, basketball and football, tend to create more stress on the knees, causing injury.
A physical exam by IBAP knee pain doctor is often the first step to determine the source of bone and joint pain in the knee. Following a knee pain doctor’s assessment, imaging tests including X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and MRIs may be necessary to help doctors pinpoint the cause of the knee pain and determine the best knee pain treatment plan.
Advanced, minimally invasive treatment options for knee pain have improved outcomes and can help you return to the activities you enjoy. The treatment options from the Indo British advanced Pain clinic that can help reduce knee pain include:
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