Many conditions and ailments can lead to knee pain. Sports injuries can cause pain in your knee, as can arthritis and gout. A ruptured ligament or torn cartilage can also cause pain.
The most common knee injuries include fractures around the knee, dislocation, and sprains and tears of soft tissues, like ligaments.
Most knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises. Serious injuries like fractures, meniscus tears may require surgery. The type of treatment your doctor recommends will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your injury, your age, general health, and activity level.
When to see APMI doctor
If you’ve followed a RICE protocol and aren’t finding relief, your knee pain is severe, or you experience any of the following:
- You can’t bear weight on your knee
- Your knee has significant swelling
- You can’t fully straighten or bend your knee