Knee pain can arise from a variety of causes, ranging from overuse to sudden injury or a serious medical condition. Knee pain can interfere greatly with your daily life, making it difficult to move, walk, climb stairs, sleep, work, or enjoy hobbies and recreation. Shasta Orthopaedics can help with your knee problems, even knee replacement, and get you moving around again.
COMMON KNEE PROBLEMS
Fluid filled sacs that create a cushion between the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscle, and skin.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
This condition can arise from repeated aerobic activity and is common in runners and cyclists.
This condition describes a tear in the rubbery cushions of the knee joint called the meniscus.
This disease commonly affects children between the ages of 10 and 15, and usually flares during growth spurts.
A condition in which the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time.
A condition in which a piece of bone or cartilage inside a joint loses blood supply and dies.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Usually results from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the kneecap.
A condition in which the knee ligaments thicken or fold and become irritated or inflamed.
Also known as a Baker’s cyst, it is a lumpy pocket of fluid that forms behind the knee.
Strain or Sprain of the Knee Muscles or Ligaments
May arise from a sudden movement or an injury.
Dr. Troy A. Miles
Dr. Miles is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the shoulder, hip, and knee, including joint replacement and reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. He has advanced training in a variety of approaches to joint replacement, including direct anterior hip replacement and minimally invasive techniques.
Enjoy the convenience of the wide variety of knee pain treatment options – from knee specialist visits to diagnostic procedures such as X-ray and MRI – in one location at our comprehensive Redding facility.
In the context of all knee problems, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent further damage and complications.
“I saw Dr. Schillen for a torn meniscus. He performed surgery to repair it and my knee is as good as new. He’s top notch.”
It is very important to seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms in your knees.
Symptoms in this area can indicate serious medical conditions that require immediate medical attention, including infection, blood flow problems, vascular disease, blood clots, and diabetes.
Seek emergency medical care immediately if you have been injured or if your symptoms are severe. In the context of all knee problems, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent further damage and complications.
Once emergency care has been administered, orthopaedic medicine may be able to help immensely with pain symptoms that can arise from a variety of conditions, or linger long after an injury.