Have you ever considered how much you use your knee every single day? Walking, running, squatting, kneeling, and so much more are a part of your regular life routine. So, what happens when you injure your knee? A knee injury can hinder your ability to enjoy your best life, which is why knee pain treatment may be the right option for you if you have suffered a knee injury.
Causes of Knee Pain
Your knee is a complex system with multiple bones, ligaments, and cartilage working together to achieve mobility. Due to how the knee is constructed, it is more vulnerable to injury and malfunction than other parts of the body. Knee pain generally arises from three conditions:
1. Injury Many people will face a knee injury, of varying severity, during their lifetime. It would come from a fall, an unnatural twist, a break, or any other number of painful scenarios.
2. Overuse Knee pain due to overuse occurs most frequently in individuals who perform specific repetitive motions. For example, it would be an athlete running, a plumber squatting on hard tile, or a laborer lifting heavy materials. Overuse simply means that the knee slowly deteriorates, thus causing pain when used.
3. Arthritis Knee arthritis occurs when the cartilage in the knee joint deteriorates. The common forms of knee arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, although each condition is treated differently.
Knee Pain Treatment Options
Proper, pain-free knee mobility is critical to living one’s best life. Here at Lake Pointe Orthopaedics, we understand that you want to get back to living your best life as soon as possible, which is why we offer nonsurgical and surgical knee pain treatment options.Our nonsurgical treatment options include:
- Icing techniques
- Elevation techniques
- Medication aid
- Bracing Methods
- Physical therapy
Our surgical knee pain treatment options include total knee replacement, with has a 98-99% success rate, and knee arthroscopy. Our knee injury specialists want to help you achieve a pain-free, happy life. If you are suffering from knee pain, make an appointment today to determine the best treatment option for you.