Knee Pain Education

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Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m one of the PA’s that works at O’Grady Orthopedics. Today we’re going to discuss knee pain. There are various causes of knee pain. We’d like to differentiate them between acute and chronic injury. Acute injuries include falls, trauma or a sports injury. Chronic pain can be caused by overuse injuries, deformities and arthritis. And most common causes of knee pain include, ligament and meniscal injuries and arthritis.

We diagnose knee pain by taking a thorough history and completing a detailed physical examination while you’re in the office. During your visit, one of our providers will complete several tests of your knee and the opposing knee, to help us better diagnose the most likely cause of your pain. We may also order and review diagnostic imaging to include x-rays, CTs, and MRIs.

You should seek medical attention if you have knee pain that does not subside after a few days of rest, ice, elevation, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. There are numerous treatment options available to you depending on the mechanism of your injury and your diagnosis. Conservative treatment includes, rest, bracing, physical therapy, steroidal injections and regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections. If conservative treatment is not effective, we offer many surgical options, including arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the knee.

Thank you for taking the time today to review this video. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a consultation, please refer to our website.

Knee Pain Education

Video Transcription

Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m one of the PA’s that works at O’Grady Orthopedics. Today we’re going to discuss knee pain. There are various causes of knee pain. We’d like to differentiate them between acute and chronic injury. Acute injuries include falls, trauma or a sports injury. Chronic pain can be caused by overuse injuries, deformities and arthritis. And most common causes of knee pain include, ligament and meniscal injuries and arthritis.

We diagnose knee pain by taking a thorough history and completing a detailed physical examination while you’re in the office. During your visit, one of our providers will complete several tests of your knee and the opposing knee, to help us better diagnose the most likely cause of your pain. We may also order and review diagnostic imaging to include x-rays, CTs, and MRIs.

You should seek medical attention if you have knee pain that does not subside after a few days of rest, ice, elevation, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. There are numerous treatment options available to you depending on the mechanism of your injury and your diagnosis. Conservative treatment includes, rest, bracing, physical therapy, steroidal injections and regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections. If conservative treatment is not effective, we offer many surgical options, including arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the knee.

Thank you for taking the time today to review this video. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a consultation, please refer to our website.