Knee Pain Specialist

Western Orthopaedics, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Denver, CO

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which is abundantly clear when pain strikes. At Western Orthopaedics, P.C., the musculoskeletal experts have extensive experience helping patients in Denver Colorado, overcome debilitating knee pain. For the very best in knee care, call or request an appointment using the online booking feature.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the most common causes of knee pain?

Your knees are arguably some of the hardest-working joints in your body as they provide support, mobility, and range of motion with your every step. Because of their role, knee pain is fairly common and can stem from acute injuries or degenerative conditions, including:

  • Ligament tears, including an anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis

Your knees are not only your largest joints, but they’re also incredibly complex as they connect your lower and upper legs through a network of bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Any injury to one of these areas can have a widespread impact on the function of your knee.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

When you first visit Western Orthopaedics, P.C., your provider sits down with you to review your symptoms. This is an important part of the discovery process and guides your orthopaedist toward the right diagnosis. As an example, if your knee pain came on suddenly and you heard a popping sound, this likely indicates a ligament tear.

If your knee pain is gradual and flares after activity, you may be dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis.

Once your doctor understands the nature of your knee pain, they perform a visual examination of your knee and order imaging to get a closer look at the internal structures.

Once they identify the source of your knee pain, they design a treatment plan that restores your mobility and relieves your pain.

How is knee pain treated?

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to knee pain and your treatment plan depends upon the underlying cause. To give you an idea of some of the treatments that are available for knee pain, here’s what your provider at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., may recommend:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Partial or complete knee replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Surgical repair of the soft tissues
  • Regenerative medicine

Whatever treatment you choose, you should expect that physical therapy will also play a role in order to strengthen your knee and promote range of motion.

For quick resolution of your knee pain, call Western Orthopaedics, P.C., or request a consultation using the online booking tool.

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