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Knee pain

Knee pain can be caused due to an injury, torn cartilage, joint inflammation or an infection. At Kovilpatti  Venkateswara Hospital, our team of expert doctors and specialists evaluate to understand the actual cause of knee pain and recommend the best suitable treatment option to treat the cause and symptoms that cause pain. Most of the knee pain responds to self care measures while extreme pain and inflammation has to be treated under the supervision of an expert specialist. Knee pain management helps ease the pain and stiffness in the knee joint and improve the balance and stability of the joint. We ensure that the patient feels instant pain relief from various combination of Knee Pain Treatment method adopted to treat any severe cases of knee injury or other associated knee conditions.

Symptoms of knee pain

Symptoms of a defective knee depend on the cause of pain in the knee joint. Common signs and symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Swelling and stiffness in the knee joint
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability of the knee
  • Popping noises during movement
  • Restricted range of motion

Causes of knee pain

Many factors can lead to knee pain including:

  • Sports injuries (ACL injury, torn meniscus)
  • Knee fractures
  • Knee bursitis (inflammation of the bursae)
  • Tendinitis ( inflammation of tendons)
  • Mechanical problems
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear of the cartilage )
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Diagnosis

During clinical examination, the doctor evaluates the symptoms and checks for swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth and visible bruising in the knee and suggests any imaging tests to understand the underlying cause for knee pain.

Treatment for knee pain

Treatments technique adopted for knee pain depends on the cause of knee pain and varies from non invasive to invasive treatment method. Treatment aims to manage the pain and discomfort caused due to the condition. Non invasive treatment methods include medications and physical therapy to improve the strength, balance and stability of the knee joint. Knee braces help support the knee joint to shift pressure on the knee affected by osteoarthritis.

Corticosteroids injections, hyaluronic acid injection and PRP therapy help improve mobility and ease knee pain. Surgical methods include Arthroscopic surgery, partial knee replacement or total knee replacement depending on the knee joint condition and patient health condition. Most of our surgical treatment methods are performed minimally invasive with small incisions in the targeted area. The main advantage of this technique is that the patient feels very less pain and discomfort after the surgery when compared to an open surgery and has an added advantage of faster recovery from any severe medical condition.

At Kovilpatti  Venkateswara Hospital, we offer surgical and non surgical treatment procedure for a safe and effective treatment approach to resolve all knee joint problems. We ensure to resolve any medical condition with painless treatment methods and to have a better quality of life. To know more about knee pain management methods and treatment services, book an appointment now.

 

                       Authored By  Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS  Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti

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