Knee Pain Specialist

Ortho One Jacksonville

Orthopedic Physicians located in Jacksonville, FL

Knee pain should never be ignored, whether it’s a mild, chronic issue or a severe injury. For efficient diagnosis and effective treatment solutions for knee pain, see orthopedic specialists Fady Bahri, MD, and George Bahri, DO, at Ortho One Jacksonville. With more than 25 years of experience, the team delivers lasting pain relief and improved joint function for all causes of knee pain at their office in Jacksonville, Florida. Call the office or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the early warning signs of a knee injury?

Some warning signs of knee injuries are mild and may be easy to brush off, but getting a thorough exam right away can help reduce your risk of chronic pain or flare-ups in the future. Some warning signs of knee injuries include:

  • Bruising and swelling
  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Popping or clicking in your knee
  • Feeling like your knee will give out
  • Pain that’s worse when standing or bending your knee

Changes to how you walk, such as limping or hobbling, are also common if you’ve sustained a knee injury or have degenerative changes in your knee from arthritis.

Why does my knee hurt?

Since the knee is a complex joint with many sensitive structures, trauma, car accidents, and work injuries can cause many knee-related issues. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
  • Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures

Overuse and wear and tear are the most common causes of knee pain in adults, though direct trauma and unexpected, sudden movements can also cause severe damage to the joint, ligaments, and muscles of the knee.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Knee pain is diagnosed following a thorough consultation and physical exam by the team. In some situations, the Ortho One team also uses X-rays or an MRI to determine the cause of your pain and severity of damage to your knee.

During your exam, your provider moves your knee through its range of motion, looking for stiffness, signs of swelling, and any popping, cracking, or grinding. They also apply pressure along the joint line and over the muscles surrounding the knee to assess for tenderness and joint stability.

Based on their findings and any imaging that’s been taken, the team determines your diagnosis and explains different treatment options to relieve your pain and improve the function of your knee.

What treatment options are available for knee pain?

The Ortho One team offers a variety of treatments and therapies for knee pain, including:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hot or cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription pain medications
  • Work restrictions and lifestyle counseling
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Joint injections
  • Joint replacement

In most cases, the team begins care with conservative measures, but if your knee doesn’t improve enough within a reasonable time frame, they may recommend minimally invasive injections or joint replacement surgery.

To learn more about available treatments for your knee pain, schedule a visit at Ortho One Jacksonville online or by phone today.