Knee pain has become the most common medical complaint in people of all ages. In this fast generation of our increasingly progressive society, various lifestyle habituated by young and middle-aged people, a lot of other conditions causing several knee problems day by day. Knee pain is most often seen in elderly people of age between 50 to 60 years. To get a permanent solution for knee pain, the best way is to consult best doctor for knee pain treatment.
In our day to day life, a lot of conditions can trigger knee pain. However, a wide variety of treatments options are also available to treat Knee pain. Obesity and knee arthritis are the most common causes of knee pain seen in many people. Overuse of knee makes your knee joints more vulnerable to injuries. In general, knee pain can be acute, caused as a result of severe injury, infection, or due to inflammation.
Knee Pain Due To Injuries:
Knee injuries can result in the damage of ligaments, tendons or bursae(fluid-filled sacs) surrounding your knee joints. Some severe injuries can even damage your bones, which form the knee joint can cause knee pain. Some other knee injuries which are associated with knee pain include:
- ACL injuries
- Knee bursitis
- Knee Fractures
- knee bursitis
- Patellar tendinitis
- Torn meniscus
Knee Pain Due To Arthritis
Do you know there are more than 100 different types of arthritis exist? Unfortunately, some arthritis types are most likely to affect the knee joint causing knee pain.
- Septic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Some complications of medical conditions can also lead to knee pain which includes:
- Infection in the knee bones
- Infection to the knee joints
- Jumper’s Knee
- Baker cyst
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Iliotibial band syndrome.
The signs and symptoms of knee pain depend on the severity, location and type of knee problem. Here are some of the symptoms associated with knee pain:
- Swelling around the knee
- Joint stiffness
- Pain when you bend or straighten your knee
- Instability or weak knees
- Difficulty in placing weight on the knee
- Pop sound or crunching sounds
- Loss of range of motion
A wide variety of treatments are available to treat knee pain and are based on the underlying cause. The treatment options include:
When you have had knee pain, a doctor would suggest certain medications like OTC medication, NSAIDs to get relief from knee pain. Some medications or drugs also treat the underlying diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or gout etc.
In some cases, knee pain may be a result of instability or week joints. In such cases, doctors may suggest physical therapies or exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knee joint.
These exercises increase flexibility & balance and make your knee more stable. Arch supports, wedges to the side a heel for patients with osteoarthritis, different braces for certain conditions can protect and support your knee joint.
Most knee pain conditions are treated by conventional treatments if you find an expert orthopaedic doctor. Knee surgery is required in case of injury or severe conditions that can’t be cured with non-surgical treatments. At Health Valley Hospitals, our knee doctors consider all the pros and cons before considering a surgical procedure and provide you with the best knee pain treatment. The surgical options include:
- Revision knee surgery
- Partial knee replacement(PKR) surgery
- Total knee replacement(TKR) Surgery
If you are suffering from any knee problem contact Dr. Sandeep Prasad, who has an immense 20+ years of experience as an Orthopedic knee specialist. Book an appointment for high-quality treatment for different knee problems.