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Knee Pain

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Knee pain can severely reduce your quality of life. Fortunately, it’s often treatable and the team at Wisconsin River Orthopaedics can help you get back to a pain-free life and your regular activities. They provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized treatment plans at their office in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Don’t let knee pain get in the way of the activities you love. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Your knees take a beating every day — they absorb one and a half times your body weight with every step you take on flat ground, more if you’re on an incline or running. As a result, you can develop quite a few injuries or degenerative conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Baker’s cysts
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Kneecap dislocations

Knee injuries are common sports injuries. Colliding with another player or equipment, as well as rapid changes in direction and speed, increase your risk of painful knee injuries. 

Your risk of knee pain is also higher if you’re overweight, lead a sedentary lifestyle, or have a physically demanding career.

When should I talk to a doctor about knee pain?

You shouldn’t ignore knee pain. Unless you have a severe acute injury and need immediate medical attention, you can try to treat your knee at home with rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. 

If your knee pain persists, gets worse, or limits your range of motion or ability to walk, make an appointment at Wisconsin River Orthopaedics. 

How is the cause of knee pain diagnosed?

The orthopaedic surgeons provide thorough exams and diagnostic testing to identify the cause of your knee pain. They begin by reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, before moving on to the physical exam.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics offers in-office open MRIs as well as X-rays and diagnostic arthroscopy to examine the inside of your knee. These tests provide valuable information, allowing your physician to identify and evaluate your knee issue.

How is knee pain treated?

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics provides customized treatment programs to relieve knee pain and repair joint damage. Depending on your needs, they may recommend conservative treatments such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, or joint injections. 

In more severe cases, you might need surgical repair of torn ligaments or cartilage. The team also offers partial and total knee replacement surgery if your knee is damaged or degenerated beyond the point of repair. 

Treatment for knee pain is available. Call Wisconsin River Orthopaedics or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.