What causes knee pain?
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in your body. These complex and hardworking joints suffer a host of different injuries and medical conditions that cause knee pain. The team of physicians at OANO can expertly diagnose and treat a variety of knee problems, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Knee and patella fractures
- Meniscus tears
- Knee arthritis
- Knee bursitis
- Knee strains and sprains
- Patellar tendonitis
- Dislocated kneecap
When should I see an orthopaedic surgeon for knee pain?
You should see one of the OANO skilled physicians if you experience any of the following symptoms along with knee pain:
- Visible deformity in your joint
- Inability to bear weight on the affected leg
- Increasingly severe pain
- Inability to move your knee
- Sudden swelling
- Signs of infection, such as fever, redness, or chills
How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?
First, your physician at OANO performs a physical exam and carefully inspects your affected joint, testing the joint’s strength and range of motion by applying gentle pressure or asking you to move your leg in different directions.
The team is available to conduct imaging tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis through on-site X-ray or MRI scans.
Most knee issues resolve with basic treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, rest, and injections. But if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with initial treatment, your physician may recommend surgery to relieve knee pain.
The team at OANO is skilled in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as arthroscopic knee surgery.
If you’re suffering from knee pain and want the highest quality treatment, call Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans at (504) 899-6391.