Knee

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

Bursitis

Bursitis

Fluid filled sacs that create a cushion between the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscle, and skin.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

This condition can arise from repeated aerobic activity and is common in runners and cyclists.

Ligament Tears

Ligament Tears

Ligament tears usually occur during sports or recreational activities.

Loose Pieces of Bone or Tissue

Loose Pieces of Bone or Tissue

Loose bodies, or pieces of bone or tissue, may get caught in the knee joint as a result of a fracture or dislocation.

Meniscus Tear

Meniscus Tear

This condition describes a tear in the rubbery cushions of the knee joint called the meniscus.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

This disease commonly affects children between the ages of 10 and 15, and usually flares during growth spurts.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

A condition in which the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time.

Osteochondritis Dissecans

A condition in which a piece of bone or cartilage inside a joint loses blood supply and dies.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Usually results from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the kneecap.

Plica Syndrome

Plica Syndrome

A condition in which the knee ligaments thicken or fold and become irritated or inflamed.

Popliteal Cyst

Popliteal Cyst

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

Strain or Sprain of the Knee Muscles or Ligaments

May arise from a sudden movement or an injury.

Tendon Injury

Tendon Injury

Can be caused by repeated activity, wear and tear, or aging.

Knee Specialists

Sports Medicine Doctor In Redding, California

David Schillen, MD

Dr. Schillen is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery.

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Paul E. Schwartz, MD

Dr. Schwartz been leading minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer assisted surgery, robotics in surgery, and shoulder reconstructive surgery for over 25 years.

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Orthopedic Physician In Redding, California

Tony Chang, MD, MS

Dr. Chang is primary care Sports Medicine Physician who looks at athletes from multiple perspectives.

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Enjoy the convenience of the wide variety of knee 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.

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Testimonials

“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.”

– Denise

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.

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