Knee pain can get in the way of daily routines and activities, even inhibiting walking, bending, or kneeling, depending on its severity. The team of skilled specialists at Aligned Medical Group, P.C. offer a range of treatments to alleviate knee pain. For many years, the team has treated patients with injuries, arthritic conditions, and other complications that cause knee pain. Call the Paoli, Pennsylvania, office, or book online to take the first step toward pain-free knees.
Knee pain typically occurs due to swelling and sensitivity from some of the following reasons:
Tendonitis often results from an injury to the tendon connecting your shinbone to your knee.
If your kneecap becomes dislocated, this can cause severe pain and make your knee appear deformed.
Chronic swelling and inflammation in your knee can occur due to an arthritic condition, such as osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis. Trauma or injury can also trigger arthritis in the knee.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs cushioning the bones of the knee. The sacs can become inflamed due to poor posture, high-impact activities, or insufficient stretching before exercise.
Other causes of knee pain include:
The most common arthritic conditions affecting the knee are:
The connective tissue surrounding the joints becomes inflamed and thickens, resulting in pain, stiffness, and cartilage damage. This is rheumatoid arthritis, a common arthritic conditions. You can experience cartilage loss, a narrowing of the joint space, and joint erosion if it progresses.
Osteoarthritis is the weakening and wear and tear of the bones. People of all ages can get osteoarthritis, but it’s more common as you age. Cartilage is the cushion between the bones, so when it softens and wears away, the bones are left to rub together.
After an injury or trauma, arthritis can develop in the injured area often due to scar tissue and limitation or motion, or bone fractures.
While there is a range of treatments, Aligned Medical Group, P.C.’s approach focuses on determining the cause of the pain via tests, such as X-rays and functional examination. They offer treatments including:
Your Aligned Medical Group, P.C. provider walks you through the best options to relieve your knee pain. Call or book online.