Comprehensive Care for Knee Pain
Knee pain is extremely common and occurs in patients of all ages. Whether you’re feeling a sharp pain, dull ache, burning sensation, or other type of knee pain, rest assured there is a way to identify its cause and treat it.
The knee is a large, complex hinge joint that joins the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The kneecap (patella) is a small bone in front of the joint, covering the area where the two bones meet. The knee is one of the most stressed joints in the body, making it particularly susceptible to wear-and-tear type injuries as is common in osteoarthritis.
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic knee pain, don’t wait a minute longer for relief. Contact the orthopedic specialists at the Joint Replacement Institute of Naples, Florida, today.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
When you experience pain in your knee, it may be due a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Baker’s cyst
- Bone spurs
- Cartilage tears
- Fractures and dislocations
- Hip and knee injuries
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
- Medial or lateral collateral ligament (MCL/LCL) tears
- Meniscus tear
- Nerve compression
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
- Repetitive stress disorders
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
Your treatment options will depend on the cause of your knee pain. Most often, conservative (nonsurgical) methods are recommended first, such as medication, pain management therapies like corticosteroid or viscosupplementation injections, and physical therapy.
Regenerative medicine is making great strides in alleviating orthopedic concerns, including knee pain. Depending on the cause of your pain, PRP therapy or stem cell therapy may help by harnessing the body’s own natural healing ability for a long-term solution without surgery. Other times, knee surgery is required, such as for ligament injuries like ACL tears.
Knee Doctors in Naples, FL
Knee pain is no fun – not to mention it can impair your ability to move. Find out what your knee pain treatment options are by calling the orthopedic professionals at the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, at (239) 261-2663. You can also request an appointment now.