People of all ages experience knee pain. Knee pain can be caused by, a work related injury, a sports injury or an existing medical condition. The knee has many intricate parts including cartilage, tendons, bone, ligaments and fluid. If one of these parts is injured or irritated it can lead to relentless pain and even limit physical activity.
Types of Knee Pain
There are many types of knee conditions and injuries that we see at Lumin PainCARE. The most common knee conditions and knee injuries include:
- Meniscus Tears: A meniscus tear occurs when there is damage to the cushion the knee joint.
- Ligament Tears: The most common ligament tears include ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) tears. Common causes of an ACL injury include landing incorrectly or a direct contact injury. Common causes of an MCL injury include twisting or getting a hit to the side of the knee.
- Kneecap (Patella) Fracture: A patella fracture occurs when there is broken bone surrounding the patella. Common causes of patella fracture include sports injuries and trauma.
- Knee Bursitis: Bursitis of the knee is when there is inflammation of the bursa, or fluid sac that cushions the different parts of the knee. It can be painful and cause swelling and redness. Common causes of Knee bursitis include sports injuries, trauma, infection or conditions such as arthritis.
- Knee Tendonitis: Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons in the knee and symptoms include pain and loss of motion. Common causes of Tendonitis include trauma, sports injuries or activities that involve repetitive motions.
- Knee Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis and involves the progressing degeneration of cartilage in the knee. Knee Arthritis symptoms include pain, weakness, stiffening, and loss of physical activity.
At Lumin PainCARE, our experts are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of knee conditions and knee injuries.
Our experts offer treatment methods tailored to the individual patient and may include various non-surgical treatment methods, including chiropractic and rehabilitation. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is also offered for Chronic Knee Pain and for Knee Arthritis.