Knee Arthritis and Knee Pain

Kentucky Neurology and Rehab in Lexington, Kentucky are experts at providing non-surgical pain relief

Torn Knee Injuryand correction for knee arthritis and trauma related knee pain.  We will develop a complete and personalized treatment plan after an exhaustive consultation to determine the source of your problem.  Correction may include rehabilitative services to give you arthritis pain relief or get damaged knees back in shape.

We treat knee pain that is caused by:

  • Arthritis in the knee – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Accident trauma
  • Meniscus tears
  • Pulled or loose ligaments
  • Knee dislocations
  • Sports injuries of the knee
  • Excessive weight

 

We treat a wide variety of knee pain and injuries

Osteoarthritis of the Knee:

This type of arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the knee. It is typically caused by years of wear and tear but can be the long-term result of an accident.  In some cases it can also be hereditary.  It is the slow deterioration of the cartilage that covers the surfaces of the knee joint that are involved in motion.  When the cartilage wears down or away you can suffer great pain from the bones rubbing against each other.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee:

This type of arthritis is inflammation of the joint destroys the surrounding cartilage in the knee.  When the cartilage is damaged you can experience bone on bone pain without the protection of adequate cartilage in the joint.

Knee Arthritis Symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Locking joints

 

Meniscus Injuries:

Repeated twisting of the knee can lead to a torn meniscus. You can tear your meniscus with a quick twist of the upper thigh when the knee is carrying your weight.

 

Knee Cartilage Injuries:

Athletes like runners, cyclists and soccer players can develop softened kneecap cartilage due to overuse.  This causes inflammation and pain, and can lead to repeat injury

 

Knee Ligament Injuries:

These injuries are what we all refer to as sprains, and are common but can be as painful or more as a break.  The danger with a ligament injury is that the ligament has to be strengthened and brought back to its normal length to keep you from repeat injury. The two main ligaments in the knee that can become sprained are the ACL and PCL (anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments). They can be damage with a sudden direct impact that stretches and then tears the ligament.

 

Knee Tendon Injuries:

Inflammation of the tendon in the knee – tendonitis – occurs when the tendon is stretched and then becomes inflamed.

 

Illiotibial Band Syndrome:

This ligament inflammation is often the result of overuse and repetitive motion in sports.  When the knees Illiotibial band is inflamed it rubs against the outer bone in the knee.  This is what causes pain and discomfort.  You may feel aching or burning in the knee and the pain may move up the outer side of the leg from the knee.

 

Referred Pain:

This pain is felt in the knee but originates in other parts of the body.  It can come from injury in the hip, sacroiliac and back facet joints.  You can also feel pain in the knees from compressed nerves in the lower back, and muscular problems in the thigh and lower back.  Even musculoskeletal problems in the feet can cause pain and stress on your knees

 

Chronic Knee Conditions: 

Knee PainWe treat pain and trauma from knee conditions including Osgood-Schlatter disease.  This is a condition that occurs when there is excessive strain on the upper tibia. It is seen when young people new to a sport are putting new pressure on the tibia.

If you are experiencing pain in your knees that are keeping you from your regular activities you should give us a call.  If painkillers are not helping you with more persistent pain like arthritis pain we can help you without additional drugs or surgery.  Call theKentucky Neurology and Rehab in Lexington, KY today because we can help.

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Call us at (859) 279-4266 or simply fill in the appointment form.