Knee Pain Honolulu Hawaii
Knee Pain can be from something as simple as a sprain or maybe be more serious like a fracture of the patella. The causes of knee pain are many and our doctors will deterimine this first through a history and physical exam. They may order other test such as x-rays or MRI in their evaluations. Once the exact diagnosis is obtained there are typically serveral treatment options which will be discussed.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain determine by injury or trauma
ACL injury. An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament. This can be found many times in atheletes who play soccer, football, basketball and many other sports. It results when a player makes a sudden turn in direction with a violent force. Symptoms include loss of range of motion, pain, tenderness over the ligament selling and brusing.
Fractures Fractures around or in the knee can of course cause knee pain , swelling and deformity.
tendonitis Tendons around the knee can cause pain from simple irritation to small or large tears. The common tendon causing knee pain is the pateller tendon.
Bursitis Bursae can be thought of as small pillows which cushion knees and other joints. They can be inflamed from trauma to the knee.
Chronic Conditions of the knee
Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a common disease of the elderly and the older adults. Its orgin is basically a worn out joint. The joint surface becomes rough and no longer smoothly glides causing knee pain and discomfort.
Rheumatoid arthritis This form of knee condition is from an autoimmune problem. Also this can be the most deforming and painful form of Arthritis.
Gout Gout is when uric acid crystals form in the joint. Diet and genetics both play a factor. Most common in the great toe, it also can effect the knees.
Septic arthritis, lymes disease Infections a is lymes disease are more rare but are perhaps more common in Hawaii then elsewhere. The reason may be the climate.
What makes treatment different at the Infinity Life Center Hawaii for treatment of Knee pain ?
We at the center have multiple physician specialist who can not only diagnosis your knee pain but provide a range of treatment options from injection therapies such as PRP , Steroid as well osteopathic manipulation and manual medicine techniques. We are open for natural treatments as well at the we have the Hawaii Stem Cell Treatment Center which can administer advanced stem cell treatments.
Contact us today if you want to explore the treatments and physicians of infinity life center 808-945-5433.