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
APMI Ortho Sports
We specialize in providing the best Orthopedic Treatment Services in Chevy Chase, Bethesda & surronding areas. Our expert physicians diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. We treat problems including broken bones, muscle, tendon and ligament tears, bursitis, sprains, strains, tendonitis, back pain, arthritis (hips, knees, etc.), athletic injurie.
One of the standout features of our practice is the personalized attention that we provide for all of our patients. From the time you call to make an appointment through your course of treatment with the practice, you will have our undivided attention. We understand that injuries and their treatments can be complex, and strive to be sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.