Knee pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Your knees are vital for a whole range of activities, from something as simple as sitting down to walking, bending and climbing stairs. Pain in the knee restricts your mobility and can curtail many different aspects of your life.
Depending on the nature and severity of your knee injury or condition, you may be offered surgical or non-surgical treatments to provide relief from pain. For the majority non-operative care, injections or an arthroscopy is enough. In the most severe cases, such as osteoarthritis, a partial or total knee replacement could enable you to live a full and active life again.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
Knee problems produce a range of debilitating symptoms including:
Causes of Knee PainThere are many different conditions and injuries that cause of knee pain, which can vary in severity and impact. They include:
Diagnosis of Knee Pain
Your doctor will ask you to describe how the injury occurred and examine your knee for signs of swelling. You may be asked to walk, sit or lie down, as well as bending and flexing your knee. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may be offered a range of diagnostic treatments, including:
Knee Replacement Surgery and other treatment options
Among the treatments offered for knee pain are:
Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you depending on your condition, symptoms, age and lifestyle. Your treatment is matched to help you achieve what you want.
But, whatever your symptoms, there is no need to suffer in silence as there are many different treatments that can provide pain relief and restore quality of life. Talk to us about your treatment options. Call us on 020 8944 0665 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back you.