At some point in your life, you will likely suffer some sort of knee pain. Exercise, sports and other activities can and will cause muscle strains and more serious damage to the cartilage and ligaments of the knee. Some of you will suffer pain so severe that your daily activities are limited, others will suffer chronic knee pain that puts a hindrance on your busy lifestyle. Either way, your quality of life suffers when you experience knee pain. For some, relief may come from medications, for others, knee injections from your McKinney sport’s medicine clinic will offer a solution. Let’s take a look at some various causes of serious knee pain.
Knee Ligament Injuries
Ligaments are what connect your thigh bone to the bones in your lower leg. They are what keeps your knee stable. Knee ligament strains and tears are a common occurrence in sports and exercise. These types of injuries are painful and may even require surgery to repair.
Knee Cartilage Tears
Cartilage is a semi-hard yet flexible tissue that covers the end of your bones. You have cartridge on both the inside and outside of your knees. A tear in this cartridge is a common occurrence and may even require surgery to repair.
Yet another quite common cause of pain and disability in your knees is arthritis. This is a degenerative condition that will have you experiencing pain, stiffness and swelling.
X-rays may be needed to diagnose just exactly what is causing the pain in your knees. It can be difficult to treat your knee pain by just oral medications. This is why we offer precise knee injections to help relieve the pain.