Types of Knee Pain

Types of Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of issues.  Although commonly associated with increased age, knee pain is a condition that can happen to anyone.  In general, the knees take a beating as they are constantly subject to direct force while standing and walking.  At Advantage Healthcare of Charleston (AHC), we break knee pain down into three categories:

Acute knee pain

– comes on suddenly and is usually associated with an injury such as a ligament or meniscus tear or broken bone.

Condition-related knee pain

– examples include infections, excessive weight, lack of muscle flexibility and/or strength, previous injuries, etc.

Chronic knee pain

–includes issues with the bursa, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, patellar syndrome, etc.

Associated symptoms that come along with knee pain vary and can include limited range of motion, popping or crunching, weakness, swelling, warm to the touch, stiffness and instability.  Narcotic pain killers and surgery are generally the recommended courses of action in traditional medical practices.  However, AHC takes a different approach, offering less invasive and safer physical medicine services for knee pain. In fact, as physical medicine practitioners, we specialize in surgery-free knee pain relief.

Are you in need of knee pain relief?  If so, give us a call and book a consultation.  We will diagnose the cause of your knee pain and develop a customized, surgery-free treatment plan to help you get back to doing the daily activities you enjoy…pain free!