Knee pain can be a debilitating issue that significantly impacts one’s quality of life. Whether you’re an athlete, an active individual, or someone dealing with the wear and tear of daily activities, knee pain is a common complaint we hear at Baxter Medical Center. We understand the importance of a pain-free, functioning knee for your overall mobility and well-being. In this blog post, we’ll shed light on some common causes of knee pain and how we can help you find relief.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis: This is one of the leading causes of knee pain, particularly in older individuals. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cartilage in the knee joint wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
Injuries: Accidents, falls, or sports-related injuries can result in knee pain. This could involve ligament tears (e.g., ACL, MCL), meniscus tears, fractures, or dislocations.
Overuse or Strain: Overuse of the knee joint due to repetitive motions or excessive physical activity can lead to strain and knee pain. This is commonly seen in athletes or those engaged in strenuous activities.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the knee joint, can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness around the knee.
Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the knee, often due to overuse or repetitive movements, can result in pain and discomfort.
Our Approach to Knee Pain Treatment
At Baxter Medical Center, we prioritize understanding the unique circumstances of each patient. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals employs a multidisciplinary approach to knee pain treatment, tailored to your specific needs. We begin with a thorough evaluation, which may include physical examinations, imaging, and other diagnostic tests to pinpoint the exact cause of your knee pain.
Our treatment plans may encompass:
Physical Therapy: Specialized exercises and stretches designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve flexibility.
Medication Management: Prescribed medications to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation associated with knee conditions.
Joint Injections: Targeted injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, to provide relief and support the healing process.
Trigger Point Injections: A pain management treatment that involves injecting a local anesthetic, sometimes combined with a steroid medication, into a trigger point to relax muscles and relieve pain.
Take the First Step Towards a Pain-Free Knee
Don’t let knee pain limit your activities and overall quality of life. If you’re experiencing knee pain, we’re here to help. Contact Baxter Medical Center today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free knee.
To learn more about our knee pain treatment options and to book your appointment, call us at (218) 270-5590 or visit our website at Baxter Medical Center. Your journey to a healthier, happier knee begins with us.