Your knees are not only your largest joints; they are at the top of the list for hardest-working joints. When problems in your knee joints arise, not only do you suffer from the pain, you lose much of your mobility as well. The doctors at AZ Pain Solutions in Deer Valley, Phoenix specialize in knee pain and offer a number of innovative and advanced treatments. To get back on your feet again, without pain, call or book an appointment online.
While your knees are the largest joints in your body, they’re also the most easily injured, which makes sense given the amount of stress they’re under in terms of support and mobility. To better understand what types of injuries or conditions can cause knee pain, it’s helpful to understand the joint’s structure.
Your knee is an incredibly complex joint made up of:
While each of these components plays a critical role in the function of your knees, each is also susceptible to injury or disease that can lead to knee pain.
The most common causes of knee pain are:
When you push your knees to the limit, injury can occur, including:
Wear and tear
As with any joint in your body, everyday wear and tear can take its toll, weakening the structures inside your knee, which often leads to inflammation. This inflammation, which accompanies conditions like tendonitis or bursitis, often results in knee pain.
Degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis are common conditions that cause knee pain.
After the source of your knee pain is uncovered, the pain management specialists set to work to alleviate your discomfort and restore function using the following state-of-the-art treatments:
Each case of knee pain is different, so the doctors tailor a treatment plan that best addresses your condition and your goals. More often than not, the doctors also recommend at-home care to help with your knee pain, including:
If knee pain is interfering with your ability to move about, call the knee specialists at AZ Pain Solutions or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.