All About Knee Pain

Knee pain is a very common health issue that can originate in any of the bony components compromising the knee joint (including the femur, tibia and fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the cartiladge (meniscus) of the knee. People of all ages can experience knee pain. There are home remedies that can help with knee pain but if your pain becomes severe, you will need to contact your local pain management specialist to avoid further damage/pain.

The severity of pain varies from case to case, some of the symptoms accompanying knee pain are:

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Difficulty walking due to instability of the knee
  • Locking of the knee (you are unable to bend your knee)
  • Inability to extend the knee
  • Deformity
  • Significant pain

Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by many factors but here are three of the most common categories of knee pain: acute injury, chronic/overuse conditions and medical conditions.

        Acute injury:  fractures, ligament injuries, dislocation

       Chronic/overuse conditions:  patellar tendinitis, osteoarthritis 

       Medical conditions:  rheumatoid arthritis, gout, septic arthritis

When should you see a pain specialist?

Any pain that has not subsided after rest or home remedies within a few days should be evaluated by a pain management specialist. Give us a call today if you are experiencing knee pain today at (312) 623-7246!