Knee Pain Treatment Macomb Township MI
Knee pain, injuries, and arthritis are widespread occurrences throughout populations, young and old. Knee injuries are characterized by swelling, pain, and a restriction of movement. If you, or a loved one, struggle to stand or hear popping noises when putting weight on either knee, it may be time to consult a knee pain treatment specialist. Macomb Pain Management is here to provide relief, and our specialists are available to patients in the Macomb Township area. But what do we have to offer? And what is the possible cause of your pain? Here we will explore the knee and what our pain management specialists can do to provide relief.
A Quick Breakdown Of The Knee
The anatomy of the knee is essential to understanding the underlying reasons for pain and how to treat them. The human knee comprises several main parts that work in concert to create an intertwined and complex system of muscles and tendons that allow for proper motion. These structures include:
- Bones of the Knee: The tibia, or shin bone, connects to the lower part of the knee, while the femur is the much larger thigh bone that supports your knee along with your hip. Finally, the patella is what is most commonly known as the kneecap.
- Connective Tissues: The tendons around the kneecap are the binding tissues that help to support your bones and connect them to the leg muscles. These tissues are the most vulnerable to injury and cause many knee-related issues.
- Cartilage: The ‘shock absorbers’ of your joints, the cartilage acts as a barrier between bones, stopping them from rubbing together while absorbing impacts from activities as simple as walking or complex as running and vaulting.
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Knee injuries and medical conditions most often affect these three vulnerable leg areas. Common conditions that cause knee pain include the following:
- Torn Or Swollen Ligaments: Common in sports injuries and sudden falls or impacts, a torn knee ligament is a typical injury in and around the knee. Often accompanied by extreme pain, a torn ligament can heal independently but may need medical intervention. Further, tendonitis may occur with or without an injury. Often seen as a swollen ligament, tendonitis is one of the root causes of knee pain in people young and old.
- Arthritis: Generally affecting those of an older generation, arthritis comes in various forms, but all are a type of disease that causes joint swelling. Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive condition that is most common in the knees.
- Torn Or Deteriorated Cartilage: The most damaging and hardest to reverse of all knee injuries, damaged cartilage is characterized by a loss of the padding around your joints. In the knee, cartilage can be damaged by extreme forces of impact, such as a high jump or fall, and can be worn down over time, with injuries growing more prominent with age.
Where To Find Knee Pain Treatment Options
Macomb Pain Management is your premier option for knee pain treatment of underlying conditions that may be causing you distress. We want residents of Macomb Township to avoid painful surgeries and the long recovery times associated with such procedures. Further, we take a research-proven approach to knee pain management that does not require expensive or dangerous medications. After a brief consultation appointment with one of our Board-Certified doctors, we will devise a plan of action and treatment path that best suits your unique situation. To learn more about the knee pain treatments available at Macomb Pain Management, call (248) 844-8281 to schedule your first visit.