Knee pain can occur at any stage in life. Accidents and injuries, chronic diseases, even genetics- all of these can be factors for increased knee pain. The pain can be debilitating, causing loss of mobility. Knowing the causes and treating the pain can significantly increase your quality of life.
Knee pain in Barrington can be treated at Gitelis Orthopedics. Causes like arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis can lead to symptoms including swelling, fever, numbness, grinding and clicking. Loss of motion, pain with squatting, bending and walking can occur. Pain can also lead to isolation (not wanting to join others in activities that include walking) and then depression.
Knee pain can also be caused by traumatic injuries. Torn ACL’s from sports-related injuries are common and excruciatingly painful. Patellae dislocation, quadriceps tendon ruptures and meniscal tears can all be caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries and falls. When these happen, they can cause you to temporarily lose the ability to walk.
We can help you get back on your feet. Our doctor knows the signs and symptoms of specific knee pains. X-rays, exams and MRI’s can show the damage and lead to treatment of the problem. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment plans will be implemented.
Treatments for knee pain in Barrington may include non-surgical options like injections, medications and supplements. Cryotherapy, compression dressings, and braces or straps may often help. When these treatments do not fix the problem, surgery may be the next step.
Surgical procedures can include removing torn cartilage, joint replacement and ligament reconstruction. Grafts, buttons, screws and sutures may also be options. Follow-up physical therapy, rest and time will help you to regain mobility.
If you suffer from knee pain, contact Dr. Michael Gitelis at Gitelis Orthopedics. Contact us for a consultation. We want to ease your knee pain.