Knee pain is a commonly experienced by people of all ages, including physically active people such as keen sports athletes. Knee pain can be caused by various reasons and commonly due to injury or the underlying condition such as arthritis. It may also be resulted from ruptured ligament or torn cartilage in the knee.
People with knee pain usually complain of the following:
Depending on the severity of the condition, you may also experience the following:
There are various form of arthritis that are likely to affect the knee. The following are some examples:
Other risk factor for developing knee pain should also be considered, such as, excess body weight, lack of muscle flexibility and strength, certain sports that put greater stress on the knees, and previous injury which increase risk for similar injury to occur.
Leaving the knee pain untreated without proper diagnosis and management may leave you with long-term complications such as osteoarthritis, severe pain, joint damage and disability. You are also very likely to develop similar injuries if the knee pain is not managed timely and effectively.
A podiatrist will be able to assess, diagnose and manage your knee pain accordingly. The podiatrist will carry out thorough assessments using diagnostic tools and manage the condition appropriately using modern modalities without the need for invasive surgery.