Knee pain is the most common reason in the United States that people visit an orthopedic doctor. Over one third of the American population reports experiencing knee pain. As we age, the probability of knee pain occurring becomes much higher due the amount of wear our knees experience during everyday activities. While knee can occur over time, it may also be traced back to specific events in which an injury occurred while falling, twisting of the knee, sports accidents, or a number of other knee conditions.
The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body. It functions as a hinge to allow the joint to bend and straighten during walking to distribute weight as we stand and walk. Your knee joint is comprised of three bones, the femur (thighbone) sits on top of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (the kneecap). In healthy knee joints, the surfaces of these three bones are smooth and covered with tough, protective tissue known as cartilage.
Our knees support the majority of our body weight and movement, while also acting as a shock absorber. We rely on our knees every day to perform flawlessly and without pain. Unfortunately, knee problems can arise at any time due to injury, overuse, or arthritis. While sore knees can often be treated with anti-inflammatory medications and RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), severe or constant pain should be examined as soon as possible. In addition, if you are unable to move your knees or are experiencing instability please contact our office and schedule an appointment to be evaluated.
When you visit our office, our orthopedic surgeons will assess your injury and provide personalized, expert care of your knee-related condition. We will explore conservative, nonsurgical treatment options such as physical therapy, and platelet rich plasma therapy whenever possible.
If surgery may be necessary, our orthopedic surgeons are trained in the latest state-of-the-art orthopedic procedures to provide the best care, and fastest recovery times possible. We look forward to the opportunity to craft a treatment plan that’s right for you!
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to evaluate your condition and review potential treatment options. Click below to schedule an appointment or contact our office directly at (239) 936-6778.