Knee pain is a common complaint that can have a variety of causes, from injury to overuse. At The Foot Clinic, we understand that knee pain can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. That’s why we offer comprehensive evaluations and effective treatments to help you manage your knee pain and get back to your daily activities.
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Injury: A sudden injury, such as a fall or direct blow to the knee, can cause knee pain.
Overuse: Activities that involve repetitive motion, such as running or jumping, can cause overuse injuries that result in knee pain.
Arthritis: Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain, particularly in older adults.
Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons that attach to the knee can cause pain and discomfort.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate joints, can cause knee pain.
What are the symptoms of knee pain?
The symptoms of knee pain can vary depending on the cause of the pain, but may include:
Pain and tenderness in the knee
Swelling and stiffness
Limited range of motion
Difficulty standing or walking
A popping or clicking sensation when moving the knee
How is knee pain treated?
At The Foot Clinic, we offer a range of treatments for knee pain, including:
Rest and ice: Resting the affected knee and applying ice can help reduce inflammation and pain.
Custom orthotics: We can create custom orthotics that address biomechanical causes of pain and support for the knee.
Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended to help manage pain and inflammation.
Physical therapy: Physical therapy exercises can help improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles around the knee.
Injection therapy: In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be recommended to reduce inflammation and pain.
Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair a damaged knee joint or tendon.
Preventing knee pain
While not all cases of knee pain can be prevented, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing the condition, including:
Maintaining a healthy weight: Excess weight can put additional pressure on your knees and increase your risk of developing knee pain.
Wearing proper footwear: Choosing shoes that fit well and provide proper support can reduce your risk of knee injuries.
Using proper techniques: Using proper techniques during activities that involve repetitive motion, such as running or jumping, can reduce your risk of overuse injuries.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, contact The Foot Clinic today. Our experienced podiatrists can provide a thorough examination and recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs.