TOP 5 KNEE INJURIES & THEIR SYMPTOMS

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Are you experiencing knee pain from a past knee injury?

If you’ve never experienced knee pain before, then you probably take the largest joint in your body for granted at times” states Dr. Michael Boothby a Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgeon.Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows just how big a problem it can be, and about the major disruptions it can cause to everyday life”.

The knee supports nearly the entire weight of the human body, and for that reason it’s fortunate that it’s the largest joint in that body. However, there are still many common problems to the knee, and even minor issues can substantially impact someone’s quality of life by limiting mobility.

The 5 Most Common Knee Injuries & Their Symptoms

Are you experiencing knee pain from a past knee injury? “If you’ve never experienced knee pain before, then you probably take the largest joint in your body for granted at times” states Dr. Michael Boothby a Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgeon.Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows just how big a problem it can be, and about the major disruptions it can cause to everyday life”.

The knee supports nearly the entire weight of the human body, and for that reason it’s fortunate that it’s the largest joint in that body. However, there are still many common problems to the knee, and even minor issues can substantially impact someone’s quality of life by limiting mobility. Below are the Top 5 injuries and their symptoms:

 

  1. Strain Or Sprain In The Muscles Or Ligaments Of The Knee
  • Stiffness of the knee
  • Aching in the knee
  • Pain that affects not just the knee but also the leg, hip and/or foot
  1. Ligament Tear
  • Pain in the knee
  • Swelling of the knee
  • Feeling of instability in the knee
  • Popping sounds in the knee
  1. Meniscus Tear
  • Pain in the knee
  • Swelling of the knee
  1. Tendon Injury
  • Pain in the knee
  • Tenderness
  • Decreased ability to move the knee
  • Decreased strength of the knee
  1. Bursitis
  • Pain in the knee – with pressure applied
  • Swelling of the knee
  • Redness and warmth of the knee

 

Boothby states “the causes for these and other knee problems are extremely varied, and can affect people at any age”. Many young people develop knee injuries as a result of a sport injury, while adults develop over time due to over utilization throughout the years.

 

Physically demanding sports like basketball and football can cause athletes to tear the meniscus or the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), while a common knee injury among runners is fittingly known as Runner’s Knee.

 

“As you can see, many knee injuries and conditions share many of the same symptoms, so self-diagnosis of knee pain can be difficult if not impossible.” States Dr. Boothby. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic treatments will determine the exact cause of your injury. Individual treatment plans devised specifically for you will get you back on the road in no time.

 

Knee surgery can be performed if necessary, orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialist should exhaust all non-operative, conservative treatment options before surgery is recommended. Open communication is the key between your surgeon and you.

 

If you are living with knee pain, perhaps its time to find out why? Nine times out of ten we can stop that pain from disrupting your life.

 

Dr. Michael Boothby is a Board Certified Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute in Fort Worth Texas. Dr. Boothby may be reached at 817-529-1900.

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