A knee that is injured, strained, unstable or restricted can be a painful problem. Knee pain afflicts many millions of children and adults in the U.S., and a significant fraction of these cases fail to respond to nonsurgical interventions such as physical therapy or medications.
Although knee pain is a common symptom, its causes can vary widely. Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions and traumas, including bursitis, ACL and other ligament tears, a torn meniscus, dislocation, or diseases such as gout and arthritis. Many of these disorders tend to cause progressive discomfort, resulting in knee pain that grows increasingly debilitating over time.
My San Diego orthopedic surgery practice specializes in treatment of knee pain and knee restrictions, helping children and adults get back on their feet and engaged their active lifestyle. If you have any questions about the root causes or best treatments for knee pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.