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Knee Care

The knee joint is one the largest and most complex joints in the human body. It consists of four bones: The femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), the fibula (outer shin bone) and the patella (kneecap). Various ligaments, muscles, and tendons are also involved in order to hold the joint together and allow it to move through its full range of motion. Because the structures of the knee are highly interconnected, an injury to one area of the joint can affect the other areas as well. Fortunately, not all injuries require surgical intervention. The treatment for your injury will depend on its severity. Mild to moderate injuries can be treated at home with conservative methods. Severe injuries, by contrast, should be evaluated by one of our experienced knee specialists who will recommend a specific form of treatment.

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Causes of Knee Pain

  • Fall or other injury
  • Arthritis (joint degeneration)
  • Muscle Strain
  • Tendon Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Overuse

Symptoms of Knee Pain

  • Pain and stiffness in knee joint
  • Swelling around the knee joint
  • Limited range of motion in knee
  • Tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint
  • Clicking or cracking sound when knee bends
  • Deformity or lumps in the knee
  • Joint warmth even without visible swelling or redness

Common Knee Conditions

Common Knee Treatments

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If you have any of the aforementioned conditions as well as severe knee pain that limits your activities during the day and interferes with your sleep at night, you should speak with one of our knee doctors right away. Only a certified orthopedic physician can accurately diagnose your condition and recommend a comprehensive treatment plan. If you are suffering from a knee injury, please schedule an appointment online or by phone call and every effort will be made to schedule the patient as soon as possible.

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