Knee pain is a common issue that originates in any of the bones, ligaments or cartilage that comprises the knee joint. Knee pain can be localized or diffuse throughout the knee.
- Acute knee pain
- Chronic knee pain
Common signs and symptoms that accompany knee pain include:
- Weakness or instability
- Redness/warmth to touch
- Popping sounds
- Inability to fully straighten knee
A physical examination will be performed to inspect for the following:
- Range of motion
- Joint strength
Imaging tests may also be ordered such as an X-ray, Ultrasound, Computerize tomography (CT scan), or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests allow the physician to exam you bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles.
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Steroid Injection