Knee pain is defined as any sort of discomfort in the joint that connects your lower and upper leg bones. Knee pain may appear gradually over months or years or occur suddenly, depending on the cause.
When knee pain keeps you off the field or away from your errands, come to Riverview Health for a reliable diagnosis and treatment from our trusted orthopedic specialists.
Common symptoms that may occur with your knee pain include:
You should seek immediate care if your knee is deformed, you’re experiencing severe pain, you hear a popping sound during a knee injury, or you can’t put weight on your leg.
In rare cases, knee pain can be a sign of a life-threatening condition, such as deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot that can travel from your leg to your lung. Call 911 if you have chest pain and difficulty breathing along with knee pain.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors that range from progressive joint deterioration and everyday overuse to sports injuries.
Some of the more common knee problems we see at Riverview Health include:
The orthopedic specialists at Riverview Health can quickly identify the cause behind your knee pain by noting your symptoms, medical history and recent physical activity patterns. Other tests that may help diagnose the source of your knee pain include an arthroscopy, diagnostic imaging and joint aspiration.
Suitable treatments will be based on your condition and may include physical therapy, prescribed exercises, medications or surgery. Don’t spend your days living with knee pain. Request an appointment with our orthopedic team today by calling 317.565.0505 or by completing an appointment request form.