If you suffer from knee pain you know how uncomfortable and disruptive the condition can be. At Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center you’ll find a team of medical professionals with the skill and experience needed to get to the bottom of your knee pain and create an individualized care plan. Left untreated, knee pain can significantly reduce your level of activity, which can cause numerous health problems. Schedule your appointment online or by phone, and get started on a path toward pain relief. We proudly serve Atlanta and conveniently located surrounding communities of Buckhead, Dunwoody, and south Atlanta areas.
When you consider the structural complexity of the human knee and the daily functions it performs, it’s surprising that knee pain isn’t even more common. Your knee joint connects two large bones and contains a combination of ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and cartilage.
When any one of these components becomes damaged, significant pain and reduced mobility can result.
Some knee pain is caused by a simple strain or a minor injury, and will likely resolve itself relatively quickly. Other types of knee pain stem from a more serious issue and usually require medical intervention to improve.
Some of the more common causes of knee pain include:
This is far from a comprehensive list, as injury to any of the components of your knee joint can cause significant pain.
Steroid injections can treat knee pain but provide only temporary results. Often, these injections are used in combination with physical therapy or other knee treatments.
By reducing inflammation and lessening pain, you’re better able to get through a course of exercises to strengthen your knees or cope with pain after knee surgery. Cortisone injections are used as part of a larger treatment plan.
Not every knee condition requires surgery. At Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center a conservative approach is always taken, and surgery is not considered until and unless less invasive treatments are ineffective.
Surgery can be a powerful tool in repairing physical damage within your knee joint. Advanced ligament or muscle tears, significant cartilage degeneration, and bone damage often require surgical repair.
Many knee surgeries can be completed arthroscopically. This approach uses several very small incisions and thin surgical tools to repair damage without the need for an open surgical procedure. Arthroscopic surgery reduces the risks inherent in any surgical procedure and also speeds the recovery process.
When you’re ready to move beyond ongoing knee pain, book a visit with Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center to get started. Online scheduling is available, or you can reach the office by phone.