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    Knee pain is currently the most common reason for a doctor’s visit. This is not surprising due to today’s increasingly active society. The knee joint’s main function is to bend, straighten and bear the weight of the body. To be able to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee relies on a number of structures including ligaments, bones, tendons, and cartilage.

    Typically, knee pain severity varies widely. While some people only feet a slight twitch, others might feel debilitating knee pain that interferes with their day-to-day activities. It is common for self-care measures to help with knee pain.

    Knee pain that comes on slowly or as a result of the activity is more strenuous than usual, can be managed at home. Long-term knee pain from arthritis is often helped by weight loss and exercises to strengthen the joint muscles.

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    Our team of top-trained specialists offers the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment options, such as:

    • knee bursitis
    • knee dislocation
    • IT band syndrome
    • meniscal tear
    • Osgood Schlatter disease
    • osteoarthritis
    • patellar tendinitis
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    All Knee Conditions & Treatments

    Total Ortho Center offers a wide range of orthopedic knee treatments. Our knee specialists are currently seeing patients throughout Broward and Palm Beach county in our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Hollywood.

    Knee Pain Causes

    There could be many reasons for knee pain. Although, there are three main causes; overuse, sudden injury, or an underlying condition. Such as:

    • Tendonitis
    • Sprained ligaments
    • Meniscus tears
    • Runner’s knee

    However, it is possible to experience pain from an old injury. This usually occurs when one was not properly treated. Therefore, cause an occasional flare-up or constant pain.

    Common Knee Pain Conditions

    • Knee Bursitis is a condition that affects the joints. A bursa is a small sac of fluid under the skin above the joint. However, when these sacs become inflamed, that’s what we call bursitis. Occasionally we may irritate the bursa over the kneecap from overuse, falls, or repeated bending and kneeling. This often leads to swelling and pain.
    • Osgood Schlatter disease occurs from repetitive action. It is an inflammation of the area just below the knee. This condition commonly occurs in early childhood, during growth spurts. Active children are at an increased risk. However, less active adolescents may also experience this problem.
    • Osteoarthritis is a very common condition. As a matter of fact, it is the most common form of arthritis. This occurs when the cartilage begins to break down and damage sets in.
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome is commonly used to describe pain around the patella or kneecap. The condition most commonly occurs in athletes. When knee pain happens it’s usually due to increased pressure on the back of the patella and trochlea.

    Common Knee Pain Injuries

    • ACL Injury: ACL tears and sprains are common and treatable, and with some preventative measures and a rigorous healing program, they can be gotten rid of easily. The most common symptoms of an ACL injury include a popping sensation, swelling, knee pain, and an inability to bear weight on the afflicted leg. This injury is most common in people who participate in contact sports.
    • IT (iliotibial) band syndrome: The IT band is a piece of tough tissue that runs from your hip down to the outer part of your knee. It can become inflamed over time when activity is done in excess. However, when inflammation sets in, it causes pain on the outside of the knee. This injury is common among runners, more so when going downhill.
    • Meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that is done forcefully, causing you to rotate your knee when putting full weight on it, can cause a tear. This type of injury causes swelling, pain, and stiffness. However, some have reported trouble extending the knee too.
    • Dislocated Knee occurs when the bones of the knee are out of place. Your knee is held together by ligaments. However, when your knee dislocates, it due to the ligaments tearing. Therefore, causing severe pain.
    • Patellar tendonitis means inflammation of your tendon. This most often occurs in sports activities. However, there are many more contributing factors too. 
    • Runner’s Knee: runner’s knee (AKA  Patellofemoral pain syndrome) is a pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. Problems with the alignment of the kneecap and overuse from vigorous athletics or training are often a cause of this injury.

    Treatment Options for Knee pain

    Many conservative treatments could help aid in knee pain. But, before considering surgery speak to your doctor about non-surgical. One popular knee pain treatment is RICE (rest, ice, and compression.) Too much rest might weaken your muscles, which tends to worsen joint pain. In fact, if you can put pressure on your joints, make sure to get plenty of low-impact exercises.

    Non-operative Knee Treatments

    • Corticosteroid Injection may help to relieve pain and inflammation. This injection typically includes a corticosteroid medication and local anesthetic.
    • Trigger Point Injection (also known as TPI) is used to treat pain in certain areas of the body. That area is known to contain knots that form when muscles don’t relax.

    Surgical Knee Procedures

    • ACL Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace a torn ACL. This ligament is one of the major ligaments in the knee. The procedure is done by removing the torn ligament and replacing it with a piece of tendon. However, this can be done from another part of your knee or a donor. Fortunately, this procedure is done by just a small incision and is typically outpatient.
    • Meniscus Tear Reconstruction surgery is done arthroscopically. Depending on the injury will determine what needs to be repaired. First, your doctor will insert an arthroscope to allow for a better view of the tear. Next, the tear is then stitched up. Over time, the stitches are absorbed by your body.
    • Lateral Release is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to rectify an immoderate patellar tilt. The surgery involves cutting through a retinaculum for the kneecap to slide properly into place. Therefore, restoring to its normal alignment.
    • Microfracture is a common surgical procedure. It is performed to repair damaged knee cartilage. Above all, this can be done arthroscopically. This type of procedure allows the doctor to get a closer look with a tiny incision. In other words, minimal healing and downtime.

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