Knee pain is a common ailment affecting both adults and children. Your knees take on a lot of your weight and pressure during the day, which makes them wear down and prone to injury.
You may have had knee pain before that’s gone away on its own. This is common, as your knees may hurt just from standing too long in a day. However, when your knee pain begins to affect your daily life, it’s time to get expert help.
Knee pain becomes an issue when you aren’t able to perform certain activities because of your discomfort. This may include simply walking your dog, or climbing up the stairs to go to bed. If the pain is severe enough that you’ve had to make alterations to your life, it’s time to get treatment for the pain.
There are a lot of different issues that may lead to pain in your knees. Injuries are a common reason for knee pain, along with chronic conditions or overuse. Some of the conditions that could be the culprit behind your knee pain include:
A patella fracture, or a broken kneecap, is yet another reason that you may have pain in your knee. Though these fractures aren’t common, they often occur after a fall and lead to excruciating pain and inability to walk.
Knee pain treatment is focused on relieving your discomfort and getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. Knee pain is often successfully treated using conservative measures except for extreme cases or conditions.
Knee bracing may be helpful when it comes to certain injuries or conditions that cause some instability in your knee. The brace helps to keep your joint stable while still allowing you to perform regular activity.
Anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy are other treatment options that help you decrease the pain in your knee joint. These two are often combined together to give you the maximum effect.
The team performs hyaluronic acid injections to give you extra lubrication and cushioning in your knee. These injections are helpful when it comes to arthritis or other injuries that affect the joint.
If you’d like to learn more about the treatments offered for knee pain, call the office today, or book a consultation on the website.