Knee Pain

Proactive Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Auto Accident Clinic located in Duluth, GA

Knee pain is a common condition affecting nearly 20% of the American population, and it’s more prevalent in women than men. Without treatment, knee pain can drastically affect your quality of life by limiting movement. At the Proactive Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia, the skilled and compassionate team provides the latest care plans and treatment options to resolve your knee pain without surgery. To learn more, call the office to request a consultation or book one online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Most types of knee pain stem from a few particular causes. The most common include:

Injuries

Your knees are made up of several types of soft tissue and numerous moving parts, leaving them susceptible to various injuries that can lead to pain. Common injuries include fractures, a torn meniscus, ACL injuries, bursitis, and tendinitis.

Arthritis

Like the other joints in your body, certain types of arthritis can affect your knee, leading to pain and weakness over time. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and septic arthritis are among the most common to affect the knee.

Mechanical issues

Because your body relies so heavily on your knees for movement, your knees are susceptible to mechanical issues that affect the normal functioning and can lead to pain. These can include dislocated kneecaps, loose bodies getting stuck in the knee joint, and iliotibial band syndrome.

Who gets knee pain?

Knee pain is an incredibly common condition, and almost everyone will experience some type of knee pain in their lives. But there are a few factors that can put you at greater risk for knee pain:

  • Participating in certain sports 
  • Excess weight
  • Poor physical shape
  • A prior knee injury

Having one of these risk factors can worsen another as well. For example, excess weight can place even greater stress on your prior knee injury, raising the risk of re-injury.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Knee pain can vary in severity based on the cause and location of the injury. In addition, you might experience a few other symptoms, including:

  • Redness
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • An inability to straighten your knee
  • Popping or crunching sounds
  • Knee weakness or instability

The presence of these symptoms, along with pain, indicates that you might need to seek medical attention.

How do you treat knee pain?

The treatment delivered for your knee pain depends on the severity of your knee pain along with the underlying cause. The most common approaches Dr. Hyun and his care team take include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Pain relief medications

If you’re suffering from knee pain, don’t delay seeking treatment. Expert care at Proactive Medical Center can relieve your pain and prevent further injury. 

To learn more, call the office to schedule your consultation or book one online today.