Knee Pain Conditions
Knee pain can be attributed to various underlying conditions, each requiring specific attention and care. Understanding these common knee pain conditions can help you navigate your symptoms and seek appropriate treatment.
Knee pain conditions can include the following:
Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis and often affects the knee joint. It results from the gradual wear and tear of joint cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple joints, including the knee. It leads to chronic inflammation, joint damage, and pain.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Also known as runner’s knee, this condition arises from overuse or improper tracking of the kneecap (patella) in the femoral groove. It often causes aching pain around the front of the knee.
Meniscus Tears: Meniscus tears occur when the C-shaped cartilage in the knee (meniscus) gets damaged. This can result from sudden twisting or degeneration over time.
Ligament Injuries: Ligament injuries, like ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears, often result from sports injuries or traumatic incidents.
Bursitis: Occurs when the bursa sacs that cushion the knee joint become inflamed due to repetitive movements or overuse.
Tendonitis: Involves the inflammation of tendons in the knee, typically caused by repetitive movements or strain.
Knee pain conditions can vary in their causes and symptoms. If you’re experiencing persistent knee pain or discomfort, it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Early intervention can help manage symptoms, improve mobility, and enhance your overall quality of life. There is a minimally invasive treatment option available at Precision Therapy of Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS).