The simple act of getting out of bed in the morning can be painful for a person with an injured knee. Whether you’re suffering from an injury or from the gradual wear and tear of arthritis, knee pain can make it difficult for you to maintain an active lifestyle.
At Crystal Clinic, our physicians treat a wide range of both common and complex knee problems, including these frequently seen conditions:
which is particularly common in the knee and starts with the breakdown of cartilage in the joint. Symptoms include pain, reduced range of motion, swelling and stiffness, which may worsen after prolonged periods of rest.
Bursitis or inflammation of a bursa,
the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis temporarily limits motion and is often the result of injury, overuse, surgery or arthritis.
Fractures or breaks in the bone,
which are caused by injuries or diseases such as osteoporosis or cancer. Another type is a stress fracture caused by overuse or repetitive motion.
Knee pain caused by a breakdown of the cartilage,
typically due to repetitive stress. Overuse of the knee joint, misalignment of the knee cap and surrounding structures, nerve damage, inflammation and injury can all contribute to knee pain.
which include tears of the four main ligaments in the knee: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
Meniscus injuries or tears,
which are among the most common knee injuries. Tears may occur when playing sports, after years of wear and tear, or simply from an awkward movement, resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling, catching or locking of the knee, and limited range of motion.
Sprains and strains,
which are common in people of all ages. Sprains occur when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and tear. A strain may be an overstretched muscle or tendon, or it could be a partial or complete tear in both the muscle and tendon.