Pain in the knee is a common problem and frustrating to the affected persons. When one gets little or no exercise, it is possible that they can suffer from joint pains. Frequent runs and physical engagement of the body make the muscles to relax and less constrained so that crumbling of the muscles is not possible. Physical exercise can save people from seeing a knee specialist.
There are a number of specialists from whom patients with knee pains could seek advice and assistance if the symptoms persist. From the moment one begins to experience the pain, it is important that they seek early treatment to restore the condition. Joint pains are common among seniors because most of them sit for long hours, which make their muscles to crumble.
Types of Knee Pains
Different factors cause pain in that body part, which makes the condition reveal itself in different ways. There could be swelling and aching to show that there is either internal or external complications at the joints. Some are caused due to the resumption of an old injury that was not properly treated while others are caused by medical conditions such as osteoarthritis.
While pain in the knees is common among people in their 60s, it can also affect even the young people. Tendons can also swell from the inside making the knees painful. Other conditions such as bursitis and diseases like the Osgood-Schlatter can cause the pain.
Why is it Essential to Consult a Knee Specialist?
Once the pain begins to manifest itself even in the minor way it is important to see a specialist to make the right diagnostics for the condition. The doctors will be able to conduct the X-ray and CT scans as well as the magnetic resonance images to find the actual cause of the pain. Orthopedic assessments are some of the examinations a Fox Valley knee specialist (Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh) performs in the treatment process of the conditions to help the patients heal.
Treatment can range from the common physical therapy to surgical processes to restore the ailing joints. No single treatment can solve the problem because there is no common factor that causes the condition. Specialists advise patients to rest their knees in a comfortable position if the pain was caused by an injury or overuse of the part. The inflamed areas gain normalcy when they receive adequate rest. Icing the area also considerably help reduce pain and swellings at the joint. Compressing the area and taking anti-inflammatory drugs are helpful.
It is important to strengthen the muscles by engaging in physical exercises. If the pains get severe, the patients are advised to seek surgical procedures to help them restore the conditions.
If you would like to request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI), please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s exclusive provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees. OSI has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere. The Appleton location also has a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.
OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.