The knee is the largest joint in the body. Although a knee problem is often caused directly by an injury, there are many other things that can cause knee pain. Some people are more likely to develop knee problems than others. Certain jobs and recreational activities increase your chances of having problems with your knees. Growing older can also increase chances for knee pain due to the break down of cartilage in the joint.
Injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Sudden and acute injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from twisting, bending, or falling on the knee. Pain, bruising, or swelling may be severe and develop within minutes of the injury.
Overuse injuries occur with repetitive activities or prolonged pressure on the knee. Activities such as stair climbing, bicycle riding, jogging, or jumping stress joints and other tissues and can lead to irritation and inflammation in or around the joint.
Traditional treatment for a sore knee is as follows: first, rest is prescribed, as well as ice or heat, stretching, and finally physical therapy. Next, the patient might take anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, like ibuprofen. Cortisone shots into the knee are often prescribed to treat inflammation. If all else fails, the patient may undergo arthroscopic surgery, which involves inserting a tiny camera into the knee and using it as a way to view and repair torn ligaments, cartilage, or other issues within the joint.
Knee pain can be debilitating for anyone. At Airrosti, we’re committed to getting you pain-free, fast. Our Airrosti providers take time to meet with each patient and thoroughly discuss their symptoms. This individual time really contributes to our outcome average. We are able to pinpoint the root cause of the pain and then use our manual therapy technique to correct the issue. This therapy coupled with active rehab puts our patients on the fast track to recovery. In an average of just three visits our patients report being pain free, according to patient based outcomes. If you’re suffering with knee pain, schedule an appointment today. Click here to see how effective and affordable Airrosti is at resolving your injury.