KNEE PAIN AND INJURY SPECIALISTS IN DFW
Texas Surgical Hospital offers the most innovative treatments for knee pain and injuries in North Texas. Our minimally invasive treatment techniques result in faster recovery and less downtime.
What are the Most Common Causes of Knee Pain?
Knee pain affects millions of people of all ages and may be the result of injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis, and other problems. The most common conditions that cause knee pain include:
- Arthritis — Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Symptoms of knee arthritis include stiffness, difficulty bending and straightening the knee, pain, swelling, locking, grinding noise, and weakness.
- Fractures— Most knee fractures are caused by high-impact trauma such as falls and car accidents. Symptoms of knee fractures include severe pain, unable to bear weight, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and deformity of the leg or knee.
- Ligament Tears — The knee joint relies on ligaments and surrounding muscles for stability. Ligament tears are a common problem for athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports, however, sports are not the only cause of this injury.
- Meniscus Tears — Meniscus tears, also commonly referred to as torn cartilage in the knee, often happen during sports activities or as a natural result of arthritis and aging. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, locking, instability, and limited range of motion.
Should I Seek Medical Treatment For My Knee Pain?
Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures or more conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, however, in some cases, surgery may be required.
If you are experiencing the following, it may be time to seek professional medical treatment.
- Not able to bear weight on your knee
- Your knee feels unstable or about like it is about to give out
- Have redness, pain, and swelling or see an obvious deformity in your leg or knee
- Can’t fully extend or flex your knee
- Have severe knee pain that is associated with an injury
As with any knee injury or condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you.
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms from one of the conditions listed above, contact our Patient Advocates to schedule an appointment.