Newport Beach Knee Pain Treatment
Are You Suffering from Knee Pain?
Knee problems are very common and can occur at any age. The knee is the joint where the bones of the upper leg meet the bones of the lower leg. The knees provide stability and strength to support the weight of the entire body. Many supporting and moving parts, such as bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, help the knees do their job. However, each of these structures is subject to injury and disease.
When the knee is injured and in pain, it severely affects the quality of your life. Knee problems can interfere with one’s ability to participate in sports or simple actions like walking or standing up from a chair.
What Are the Causes of Knee Pain?
Knee problems are commonly the result of disease or injury. The most common disease that affects the knee is arthritis. Arthritis technically means “joint inflammation;" however, the term is loosely used to describe many different diseases that affect the joints of the knee.
What are common diseases that affect the knees?
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
Knee injuries can occur as the result of sudden movement, or a direct blow that strains the knee beyond the normal range of motion. The knees may also become slowly injured over a long period of time. For example, problems with the feet or hips can cause one to walk awkwardly, which throws off the alignment of the knees and leads to long-term damage. Much like treads on a tire, the knee joints can simply wear out over time.
What Are Common Injuries of the Knees?
- Chondromalacia patellae
- Meniscal injuries
- Cruciate ligament injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Plica syndrome
- Medial and lateral collateral ligament injuries
What Are Possible Complications from Untreated Knee Pain?
Failure to seek medical care may make complications worse. The complications of knee pain are often progressive and vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain. Possible complications include:
- Physical disability
- Joint deformity
- Loss of joint mobility
- Permanent instability
- Loss of sensation
How Is Knee Pain Treated?
Knee pain treatment depends on the cause of your pain. At the Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach, we offer a variety of treatment options.
Treatments for knee pain include:
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDS)
- Physical Therapy
- Splinting or casting
- Steroid injections
- Surgical intervention
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