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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Pain can be the result of an injury, medical condition, or an infections.

Symptoms

The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

Risk Factors

  • Excess weight. This increases stress on your knee joints, during activities like walking or going up and down stairs. It also puts you at increased risk of osteoarthritis by accelerating the breakdown of joint cartilage.
  • Lack of muscle flexibility or strength. Tight or weak muscles offer less support for your knee because they don’t absorb enough of the stress exerted on the joint.
  • Certain sports. Some sports put greater stress on your knees than others. Sports that involve sudden directional change, repetitive jumping or pounding all increase your risk of knee injury.

Treatment

Some knee injuries and medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and disability if left untreated. Having a knee injury — even a minor one, increases the likelihood that you’ll have similar injuries in the future.

Treatments are tailored to fit each individual’s problem, we have a variety of tests that we perform in order to determine what is the right option for each patient. Our treatment services include:


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