Knee pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can be caused by an injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee. Knee pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain that can limit your mobility and quality of life.
Causes of Knee Pain:
Injuries: The knee joint is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Knee injuries can occur due to sudden trauma, such as a fall or a sports injury, or due to repetitive stress, such as from overuse.
Arthritis: Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain, particularly in older adults. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are some of the common types of arthritis that can affect the knee joint.
Tendinitis: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons that attach the muscles to the bones. It can be caused by overuse or injury and can lead to knee pain.
Bursitis: Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints. It mayss occur in the knee and cause pain and swelling.
Meniscus tears: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the bones in the knee joint. Tears in the meniscus can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knee.
Symptoms of Knee Pain:
The symptoms of knee pain can vary depending on the underlying cause. Some common symptoms include:
- Pain and stiffness in the knee joint
- Swelling and redness around the knee
- Limited range of motion in the knee joint
- Grinding or popping sounds in the knee joint
- Weakness or instability in the knee
Treatment for Knee Pain:
The treatment for knee pain depends on the underlying cause. Some of the common treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablations
- Peripheral nerve stimulation
Treatment Offered By Kansas Pain Management
Kansas Pain Management provides comprehensive interventional pain management services to patients experiencing knee pain in the Overland Park, Lawrence, Leavenworth/Lansing, Kansas City, Ottawa, Kansas areas. We also have a new location at Lee Summit Medical Center in Lee Summit, MO. Our knee pain treatment options include non-invasive methods such as physical therapy and medication management, as well as more advanced interventions such as joint injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablations, and peripheral nerve stimulation. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians work closely with each patient to develop a personalised treatment plan that helps to alleviate their knee pain and stabilize and strengthen their knee.
Knee pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition. However, with proper treatment and prevention measures, it is often possible to manage knee pain and improve your quality of life. If you are experiencing knee pain, it is important to consult with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment options.