Determining the cause of your joint pain is the first step in finding an effective treatment.
Your joints make it possible for you to walk, bend, sit, and perform a wide range of other motions. When you have regular joint pain or stiffness, performing even these most basic movements can be an ordeal. Stiffness and persistent pain can be symptoms of certain conditions that arise from joint inflammation or deterioration. The following are some of the conditions that could be causing your sore joints. Using descriptive language about your joint pain when talking to your doctor can help them diagnose you more accurately. Are your joints sore, stiff, and aching? Let your doctor know.
Your knee joint is made up of several parts, including bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Sustaining an injury or experiencing wear and tear in these parts can lead to sore knee joints.
Chronic knee pain affects many people, but the underlying conditions that cause it can vary widely. Learning more about the common causes of knee pain can help you narrow down your available treatment options.
Everyone experiences twinges of knee and joint pain as they age, but for some people, knee pain persists over a long period. Chronic knee pain can make it hard to complete everyday activities or even perform simple movements, such as bending down. The exact symptoms associated with your chronic knee pain and the types of treatment available to you vary depending on the underlying cause.
Arthroscopy allows orthopedic surgeons to more accurately diagnose and treat knee injuries. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, more than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed every year worldwide.
600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed worldwide each year. Over 90% of people who undergo total knee replacement experience an improvement in knee function and a reduction of knee pain.
Knee pain caused by arthritis, wear and tear, injury, or degenerative disease often progresses beyond non-surgical treatments. During knee replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon will replace your damaged knee joint with synthetic components and resurface your existing knee. Total knee replacement benefits include the restoration of your knee’s performance and range of motion.
ACL tears are painful knee injuries that may require surgical treatment. ACL reconstruction surgery using tendon grafts can help restore your knee’s stability.
Roughly 200,000 people in the US injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee each year. Your ACL keeps your knee joint stable and allows its full range of motion. When your ACL is partially or completely torn, you will have trouble putting weight on the affected knee, as well as bending and extending it fully. In some cases, you may need an ACL reconstruction to repair your injured ligament.