The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body and serves a variety of functions. It gives us the ability to walk, run, and do so much more.
However, it can be very unsettling when pain starts to develop or if we have been injured and realize something is wrong. Are you currently facing this situation? If so, treatment is available!
Our highly trained medical specialists at Virgin Island Neurology have assisted many in finding relief from their knee pain. We are dedicated to providing you with a high-quality, tailored treatment plan to help alleviate your discomfort. Schedule an appointment with our office in the U.S. Virgin Islands today!
Knee pain is very common and can occur for several reasons. It may start unexpectedly after an injury or exercise. Your discomfort may be mild in nature and then gradually intensify.
For some, knee pain may resolve with ice, rest, and anti-inflammatory medication. Others may need a minimally invasive procedure or surgery to relieve severe discomfort.
Knee pain can be caused by many different things, including the following:
Injuries to the knee can occur suddenly. Common knee injuries may include:
Arthritis of the knee can be extremely painful because it causes your joint to swell. Two common types of arthritis that can affect your knee may include the following:
Repetitive overuse can cause severe pain. Some common painful overuse conditions include:
Other health conditions, such as infection or gout, can also cause discomfort in your knee.
Knee pain can affect anyone, regardless of their age. Those who are older are more susceptible to developing knee pain due to joint degeneration (osteoarthritis). Athletes who participate in certain sports, such as skiing, basketball, football, lacrosse, running, and more, are also at high risk of developing pain in the knee joints.
Knee pain symptoms may vary, depending on the location and severity of your condition, and can include:
You should seek medical attention if:
Seeking the assistance of medical specialists as soon as possible can make all the difference in your healing process.
To provide you with an accurate diagnosis, your specialist will first review your medical history and complete a physical examination. During the examination, your doctor may perform several tests to identify the root cause of the discomfort. In addition, diagnostic images, such as X-rays, may be taken.
Knee pain can be treated conservatively or by means of surgical repair. Some non-surgical treatment options may include:
If your body does not respond to non-surgical treatment, then knee surgery may be recommended by your specialist. Knee surgery can range from a minimally invasive knee ablation procedure to a knee replacement.
Although knee pain can be debilitating, the good news is that various treatments and techniques are available to help you maintain the quality of life you love. Our expert medical specialists at Virgin Islands Neurology can assist you in finding the perfect individualized treatment plan that will best fit your needs.
Schedule an appointment at our U.S. Virgin Islands office today!
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