The Common Causes of Your Severe Knee Pain

Posted on August 9th, 2018 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

When it comes to aches and pains in the body, our first instinct is to figure the cause. Though you might think back to past injuries, recent activities, or you just simply let your mind wander, it can be hard to decipher the reason. When it comes to knee pain — there is no difference. Many conditions lead to the severe pain, and luckily there are many treatments to help alleviate it. To try and pinpoint a cause, here’s what you should know:

Where is The Pain?

Before you visit your doctor, you’ll want to pay attention to the pain, swelling, and sensitivity you are experiencing. Keep notes so your doctor can help better diagnose the cause. If you notice pain in the front of your knee and is made worse by bending activities, it could be tendinitis. Knowing what makes the symptoms worse and where the pain is located will help you find the cause and work towards a treatment plan.

Some other common causes of knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Bakers Cysts

Increased Risk

Your age, previous injuries, and your weight can all lead to severe knee pain. Your weight can do a lot to your joints, and for every extra pound you carry, you are adding additional pressure on your knees leading to more wear and tear.

Prevention and Outlooks

Through a physical exam and some testing, your doctor will be able to determine your best treatment options for your pain. Some of these options might include rest, ice, and better shoes. Another suggestion might be maintaining a healthy weight. Though some of the causes of knee pain might be permanent — knowing the causing and dealing with the symptoms will help you live a more active and healthier life!

Our team of licensed physicians offer a comprehensive range of treatments designed to fix virtually any bone or joint in your body. With six convenient locations throughout Fairfield County, help is never far away. Request an appointment online, or call (203) 337-2600