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Knee Pain

Our knees are one of the most sophisticated and vulnerable joints in the body. It makes sense then, that we do whatever we can to maintain the integrity of this crucial structure. Being one of the most powerful shock absorbers in the body, the knee requires up to 10 muscles to help it function properly.

Knee pain conditions we can treat

Ruptured Ligament’s are caused by trauma or excessive force applied to a joint, often seen in sports injuries. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. A rupture is a complete tear of the ligament.

The symptoms are usual. severe pain, swelling, and the inability to move the joint. The patient more likely heard a popping sound at the time of injury.

Cartilage Tear are often the result of a twisting injury or direct blow to the joint. The patient will experience pain, swelling, and limited joint movement.

Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue found in various parts of the body. A tear can be painful and debilitating.

Meniscus Tear is a common injury among athletes. It often occurs when the knee is twisted while bearing weight. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and a locking sensation in the knee.

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee that provides a cushion between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).

Tendonitis is the the result of repetitive, minor impact on an already affected area, or from a sudden, more serious injury. The pain will feel Pain, tenderness, and mild swelling on the tendon.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease where the cartilage wears away. Most often caused by age. But it is also common with patients previous injuries that has caused wear and tear.

Baker’s Cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that develops behind the knee. Generally patients will feel a bulge and tightness behind the knee in junction with general pain and stiffness.

A Baker’s Cyst is the result from conditions like arthritis or a cartilage tear that cause the knee to produce excess fluid.

Treatments for knee pain

The first step in treating the pain is identifying what is causing your knee pain. Inside the clinic Dr Kim will use her Diagnostic Ultrasound as well performing a Bio-Mechanical assessment. In addition, there may be a chance we will send you off with a radiology script for an Xray.

Once we identify the issue, we will look at performing one or more of the various treatment options we have at the Foot & Ankle Experts:

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