Few things can get in the way of a normal day faster than knee pain. If you’re suffering from lingering knee pain, Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD, of Claremont Medical Center in Claremont, California, can help. Numerous treatment options can relieve pain and restore proper joint function, but the first step is a thorough diagnostic exam. Schedule your visit today using the simple online tool, or call the office to speak with a friendly staff member regarding availability.
Your knees are a part of your body you probably overlook until an issue arises, at which point you may be able to think of little else. When you consider the nearly constant use and significant strain to which your knees are subjected, it’s a wonder that knee pain isn’t more common.
Your knees are a complex network of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. If something goes wrong with any of these components, knee pain can result.
Some of the more common causes of knee pain include:
This is far from a comprehensive list of conditions that can cause significant knee pain.
Occasional minor knee pain is perfectly normal. A few days of self-care is often all that’s needed to give your knees a chance to heal. Rest, periodic icing, elevation, and light compression can move the process along.
If your knee pain is severe or lingers for more than a few days, however, it’s time to come in to see Dr. Ardeshana for a diagnostic exam. There are treatment options to address all types of knee pain. Left untreated, knee damage can worsen and might find yourself unable to complete your normal daily routines.
There are some cases where knee pain is simply unavoidable, like a car accident or arthritis. In many cases, however, you can take steps to prevent knee pain before it occurs.
One of the most important ways to prevent knee pain is to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Carrying excess pounds places undue stress on your knees and other joints and can lead to damage. There are also exercises that can strengthen the muscles that support your knees to protect against injury.
If you’re an athlete or fitness enthusiast, take care to embrace good training habits that don’t strain your knees. There are techniques you can use to both enhance your performance and protect your body from harm. Working with a trainer or physical therapist is a great place to begin.
If you’re living with knee pain, come in today to explore treatment options. You can book a visit online or by phone, so don’t delay.