Knee Pain Specialist

Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Knee pain can make everyday tasks like walking difficult and have a negative impact on your life. Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania has experienced orthopedic specialists to help diagnose and treat both knee pain stemming from an injury and chronic knee pain issues. Call or book online to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a pain-free life.

Knee Pain Q&A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain refers to discomfort in the knee joints. Knee pain can be both chronic or temporary pain. Temporary knee pain often stems from an injury while chronic knee pain is typically a symptom of another issue, such as aging or obesity.

What are symptoms of chronic knee pain?

Constant pain in your knees isn’t the only symptom of chronic knee pain. Other symptoms include:

  • Shooting pain in your knee
  • Recurring swelling
  • Pain when you sit or stand for long periods of time
  • A dull ache

If you have chronic knee pain, you may also have difficulty walking or walk with a limp.

What causes knee pain?

Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • History of injury to your knee
  • Being an older adult
  • Performing strenuous tasks regularly

Standing for extended periods of time can also cause knee pain. If you have a job where you are on your feet a lot, you may start to experience this issue.

Chronic knee pain can also be an indicator of a more serious health problem such as bone cancer.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

The team at Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates may diagnose your knee pain through the use of imaging techniques to look at the cartilage and muscle surrounding your knee.

Blood work also helps to determine the cause of knee pain and detect cancer in the bones.

How is knee pain treated?

Depending on the cause of your knee pain, the experts at Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Injections into your knee
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Use of braces

If you have knee damage and are older, you may need a knee replacement surgery. Knee replacements may last around 20 years, giving you long-term relief from your knee pain.

How can I prevent knee pain?

There are many ways you can help prevent the development of knee pain, including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Doing low-impact exercises
  • Avoiding wearing heels
  • Wearing appropriate shoes, or using inserts, when working out

If you have chronic pain stemming from an injury, it’s also a good idea to wear a brace to help stabilize the knee and prevent re-injury.

Don’t let chronic and recurring knee pain cause you to miss out on your favorite activities. Schedule an appointment with Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates today. You can book your appointment online or by calling the office.