Knee Pain

Orthopaedic Associates

General Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine located in Albany, GA

As the largest joint in your body, the knee is especially prone to a host of injuries that cause pain. The highly trained staff at Orthopaedic Associates diagnose and treat all types of knee pain at their state-of-the-art medical facility in Albany, Georgia. With in-office MRIs, physical therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center all under one roof, you don’t need to go anywhere else for complete knee pain treatment. Call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

The knee is a complex joint made of bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Any of these components can easily become injured and lead to knee pain.

Four main ligaments hold the bones of your knee in place, and provide stability:

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)

Other knee structures that are commonly injured include the kneecap (patella), cartilage (meniscus), and the tendons that connect to your leg muscles.

What are the most common causes of knee pain?

Many injuries and problems can cause knee pain. The expert team at Orthopaedic Associates provides accurate diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of knee conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee fractures
  • Torn or injured ACL
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Torn or injured tendons

With an in-office MRI and ambulatory surgery center, Orthopaedic Associates offers comprehensive care for all types of knee conditions in one convenient location.

When should I seek urgent care for a knee injury?

Orthopaedic Associates is the only practice in the Albany, Georgia, region to offer urgent orthopaedic care. You should visit Orthopaedic Associates right away if your knee injury involves any of the following:

  • A popping noise at the time of injury
  • Severe pain or swelling
  • Visible deformity in the knee
  • Inability to bear weight on the knee
  • Inability to move or straighten the knee

These signs and symptoms indicate you may have a serious problem, such as a torn tendon or broken bone.

How do you diagnose and treat knee pain?

First, your caring physician at Orthopaedic Associates thoroughly evaluates your knee and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may take an in-office MRI to confirm your diagnosis.

Then, they recommend the best course of treatment for your particular condition. Many knee injuries improve with simple, nonsurgical treatment, such as:

  • Immobilization with a cast or splint
  • In-office physical therapy
  • Medicine to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Joint injections such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative therapies, the team at Orthopaedic Associates may recommend surgery. They offer the most advanced surgical treatments for knee pain, including arthroscopic knee surgery and total knee replacement procedures.

Don’t delay in seeking professional, dependable care for knee pain. Call Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online.