As the largest joint in the body, the knee is one of the most vulnerable areas of the body. Knee pain is very common among both adults and children, particularly those involved in sports such as basketball or baseball. Apart from pain,
Symptoms of chronic knee pain or a knee injury include swelling and stiffness, redness and irregular warmth, weakness and instability, abnormal noises such as a pop or crunching, and an inability to fully straighten the knee.
The knee is the intersection of three bones – the femur on top, and the fibula and tibia on the bottom. It is covered by the patella, or kneecap. Articular cartilage coats the ends of these bones, providing a smooth surface and absorbing shock. Knee pain occurs when any one of these components is out of place, worn, damaged, or missing.
Arthritis, gout, and infections can all cause knee pain primarily by weakening the cartilage of the knee. Knee bursitis, a torn meniscus, patellar tendonitis, an ACL injury, a loose body in the knee, iliotibial band syndrome, and a dislocated kneecap are all very common sources of knee pain. Even hip or foot pain can injure the knee, as it can cause you to walk incorrectly, putting more strain on the knee than is necessary.
There are many ways to treat knee pain, each tailored to the underlying cause of the pain. For some, physical therapy and compression braces, along with resting, icing, and elevating the knee frequently is enough to treat and relieve the pain, while others may need medications, injections, Joint Fluid Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, or even surgery.
If your knee feels out of place, the medication you receive isn’t sufficient for your joint pain, or you don’t like the professional care you have so far received, it may be a good time to contact our office. Though not all types of knee pain can be cured, we can offer relief for every type. (HA) Hyaluronic Acid is a non-surgical injection therapy that relieves pain in people with knee osteoarthritis or inflammation.
(HA) is a natural chemical found in the joint tissues of the body and synovial fluid that fills the joints. Your body’s own (HA) acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in your joints. (HA) injections help you to relieve pain and stiffness and helps you return to your daily activities. Injections coupled with specific physical rehab therapies can significantly improve your activities of daily living.