Knee pain is defined as discomfort and inflammation arising from the cartilage, bone or soft tissue of a joint. Pain can arise from an acute trauma or from an underlying condition such as osteoarthritis, degeneration or bursitis. Knee pain affects millions of Americans each year and has been on the rise.
There are a number of conditions and injuries that can lead to knee pain. Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:
- Meniscus tears
- Muscle, ligament, or tendon strains
- Patella disorders
Knee Pain Symptoms
Knee pain may start out with some mild stiffness causing soreness and some discomfort. Over time, the ache may worsen and produce severe, debilitating pain. Joint pain symptoms vary, but some of the most common signs include:
- Knee pain, stiffness, and weakness
- Knee tenderness, and swelling
- Decreased range of motion in the knee
- Change in gait due to pain
- Clicking and popping of the joint
- Knee giving out
Joint Pain Treatments
For mild joint pain, conservative measures like over-the-counter pain relievers, foam rolling, ice, rest, compression, and elevation may be used to reduce inflammation and discomfort. For more serious or chronic conditions the experts at Arizona Medical and Sports Rehab have a variety of options to help you get back to living your life without pain. Treatments we offer include (but are not limited to):
- Anti-inflammatory Joint Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Offloading Orthopedic Knee Brace
- Regenerative Medicine
- Medical massage
We are here to serve the needs of the residents of Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Scottsdale. Our award winning practitioners will examine and diagnose the injury and devise a plan that will best suite your needs. Whether you are having difficulty walking up steps or running a marathon our providers are here to help.
One of the things I like most about Dr. Josh and his staff is that they listen to you. They want to know why you are there and what you want to accomplish. It is not "just about fixing your problem(s) of the moment" but helping you feel healthy and able to do the things you want to do. In my case, I walked in as an injured runner. Thanks to the diagnostics that was done, we developed a plan to help get things "back where they belonged" and strengthen the muscles that needed attention (these have changed over time). Because of the focus to both short term and long term goals, I just finished running a marathon (ran a personal best) the week after running a 100K trail run.I am looking forward to even greater adventures as I now have more confidence in my body than I have had in a long time. I know that Dr. Josh and his team will make sure that body are ready for those adventures.
I went from having consistent knee pain and not being able to run at all, to completing the Pat Tillman 4.2 mile race this year! After injuring my knees multiple times about 10 years ago, I had accepted that I would never be a runner, or able to work out the way I used to. When Dr. Josh took x-rays and told me he could help me feel better in 6 weeks, I couldn't wait to get started. He began with basic physical therapy rehab and gradually increased my in-office workouts until I was doing squats and leg raises with no trouble at all! He also ordered knee braces for me and those have allowed me to continue to work out on my own. I can't thank Dr. Josh & the rest of the office staff enough, and have recommended this office to my family and friends.