If you are suffering from chronic knee pain, it is crucial to determine the cause. When you know more about how the knee works and what stresses it endures, you can better understand the treatments we provide in our Las Vegas pain center.
The most common causes of knee pain in younger patients are internal derangements, ligament instabilities or torn cartilages, and in older patients, osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. Patients with knee arthritis complain of pain in the knees usually worse in the morning as well as stiffness and/or instability. Knee pain can also occur as the result of dysfunction of the hip, low back, or foot and ankle.
As you can see, arthritis can be one major cause of knee pain. If you suffer from arthritis, please get in touch with us for an evaluation. Call Us Today! 702-257-7246
For most younger patients, traumatic injury is the most common cause of knee pain. Specific causes include sprains or strains of the muscles or ligaments that surround the knee joint. Knee pain may also be caused by chronic conditions. The knee is a complex joint that is formed by three bones, the femur on top and the tibia and fibula below, with tendons and ligaments connecting the bones and allowing them to move. The ligaments can become torn or stretched, causing pain and discomfort.
Are you an athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who has sustained an injury, and are now suffering from knee pain? Give us a call at 702-257-7246.