Here at Plano Surgical Hospital we know Knee pain is common—in fact most people will experience it at some point in their lives. Knee pain can start suddenly after an injury, like a sprain or strain. Or, it can come on slowly from degenerative conditions like arthritic knee. Symptoms of knee problems can include:
- Pain (dull aching, throbbing, or sharp, stabbing pain)
- Weakness or instability
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth to the touch
- Inability to bear weight or fully straighten the knee
Knee Pain Causes
Knee pain is usually caused by overuse, acute injury, or arthritis. Sometimes it’s caused by normal wear and tear that occurs with aging.
Sometimes you know precisely when the pain started—after landing wrong during a sports game or while running, for example. Other times the cause is not so obvious. The pain may come on over time from wear and tear or injury to the supportive structures of the knee; these structures include ligaments, tendons, muscles, cushioning discs (menisci) and cartilage.
Additional causes of knee pain include:
- ACL Tear
- Meniscus Tear
- Sprained or Strained Ligaments
Certain jobs, sports, and recreational activities can make knee problems more likely. Older individuals and those who have osteoporosis or arthritis are also more likely to develop knee problems.
Treatments Options for Knee Pain at Plano Surgical Hospital
Our orthopedic doctors partnering with Nobilis Health generally starts with conservative treatments to address knee pain. These may include bracing to support the structures of the knee, medications (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and physical therapy.
In cases where there is significant damage to the muscles, ligaments, menisci, or cartilage, surgery may be needed. Nobilis Health expert orthopedic surgeons are trained in the most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery. Surgeries are performed at Plano Surgical Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility that specializes in orthopedic surgery.
Our priority is getting you back to normal life, so you can work comfortably and do the things you love.
Other Conditions We Treat
Nobilis Health and partners treat the full spectrum of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including:
- Neck pain and related injuries/disorders
- Shoulder pain and related injuries/disorders
- Back pain and related injuries/disorders
- Hip pain and related injuries/disorders
- Ankle pain and related injuries/disorders
Schedule Your Knee Pain Consultation Today
Don’t suffer with knee pain—schedule a consultation with our expert orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kevin James. Please call our Southlake office at 817-310-8783.
You’re in good hands with Nobilis Health and Plano Surgical Hospital, partnering with the best orthopedic doctors in the state at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics.