Pro Sports and Elite Rehab
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Vero Beach, FL
Considering the amount of stress placed on your knee every day, it’s no surprise to learn that 25% of adults struggle with chronic knee pain that’s severe enough to affect their quality of life. The board-certified orthopaedists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab specialize in diagnosing and treating knee pain. The team begins with nonsurgical treatment, but you can depend on their surgical skills if your knee needs advanced care. If you’re ready to stop the pain and get back to the activities you enjoy, call the office in Vero Beach, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Sports injuries often cause knee pain. You may take a direct hit to your knee, twist it, or pull a ligament while running, pivoting, and sidestepping.
Considering your knee sustains frequent movement and bears the stress of carrying your body through the day, it’s no surprise that the joint is vulnerable to overuse injuries. This type of injury gets progressively worse if you keep using your knee without giving the tissues time to rest and heal.
A few conditions that often cause knee pain include:
- ACL tears
- Meniscus tears
- Runner’s knee
You can also end up with knee pain if you have problems in your foot and ankle. When your foot can’t absorb shock or offload stress properly, it puts more stress on your knee, making knee pain more likely.
What other symptoms accompany knee pain?
If you have knee pain, there’s a good chance you also have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Joint stiffness and limited movement
- Clicking or popping in the joint
- Locked knee joint
- Inability to straighten your knee
- Inability to bear weight on the affected knee
Your knee may also feel like it will give out.
How is knee pain treated?
Your treatment depends on the cause of your knee pain and the severity of the problem. Problems like a ruptured ACL ligament, a torn meniscus, or a fracture often need surgery to repair the tissues.
Most of the time, treatment for knee pain begins with rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and bracing to temporarily immobilize the knee. If your pain persists despite conservative treatment, you may need:
- Steroid injections
- PRP therapy
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Home-based exercise regimen
- Sport-specific rehabilitation
The next step, if needed, is knee surgery. The type of surgery you might need depends on the underlying problem. If you have arthritis that has reached an advanced stage, you need a joint replacement. Or your orthopaedic surgeon may remove damaged cartilage, clean out inflamed or infected tissues, or realign tendons, to name a few possible procedures.
No one should ever put up with knee pain when effective care is available at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
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