If you experience persistent or severe knee pain or any accompanying symptoms, it’s essential to seek medical evaluation from a healthcare professional. Proper diagnosis is crucial to determine the underlying cause of the pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, pain medication, corticosteroid injections, or in some cases, surgery, depending on the specific condition and individual needs.
Surgery: In cases of severe injuries, advanced arthritis, torn ligaments (e.g., ACL tears), or conditions that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be considered. Procedures may involve knee arthroscopy, meniscus repair, ligament reconstruction, or knee replacement.
Please note that the appropriateness of these surgical procedures depends on your individual specific knee condition, symptoms, and the expertise of your orthopedic surgeon.
Non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy or medications, are often considered as the first line of management for many knee conditions, and surgery is typically reserved for cases where conservative measures have not provided adequate relief or for more severe knee conditions. Always consult with your orthopedic specialist to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific knee condition.
Physical Modalities: Other therapies such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or traction may be utilized to reduce pain and promote healing.
The treatment plan will be tailored to each individual’s specific needs and condition. It’s crucial to follow the guidance of an orthopedic specialist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment to effectively manage knee pain and facilitate a successful recovery.
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Board certified orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of spine, bone or joint condition, and specializes in reconstruction of the shoulder, hip, and knee, including total joint replacement.
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