Common Causes of Knee Pain
Are you one of the many San Diego residents currently suffering from knee pain? If so, it's time to stop suffering and find the relief you need instead. Dr. Raymond Deters III of Deters Natural Pain Relief and Weight Loss Center diagnoses and treats various different patient aches and pains every day. Here are four common causes of knee pain he sees on a regular basis.
1. Sprained Ligament
A common knee injury, a sprained ligament occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn, typically during a sporting or athletic activity. If you have a sprained ligament, you will likely experience symptoms including inflammation, bruising and pain. While a small sprain may heal on its own, a severe sprain may require surgery.
2. Meniscal Injury
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushioning in the knee. It is not unusual for a meniscus to tear during a sporting or athletic event or to wear out over time. Symptoms of a meniscal injury include pain and mild swelling. The knee may also become locked in a bent position.
Meniscal tissue doesn't heal on its own, so if you have a torn or worn meniscus, you will need to see Dr. Deters at Deters Natural Pain Relief and Weight Loss Center in San Diego for treatment of your knee pain.
Tendinitis, which involves the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, can result from either a major injury or simply from small repetitive motions, such as those that occur with tennis, painting, cleaning the house, golf or gardening. Common symptoms of tendinitis include pain and a decreased range of motion.
With over 100 different types of the condition, it should come as no surprise that arthritis is one very common cause of knee pain among San Diego residents. Common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and osteoarthritis, all of which can cause symptoms including swelling, stiffness and pain.
Whether your knee pain is mild or severe, you don't deserve to live with it forever. Don't let your knee pain interfere with your life any longer. Call Dr. Deters at Deters Natural Pain Relief and Weight Loss Center in San Diego to set up an appointment to discuss your knee pain today.