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Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine

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Knee

What Causes Knee Pain?normal knee

One of the most common causes of knee pain and loss of mobility is the wearing away of the joint's cartilage lining. When this happens, the bones rub against each other, causing significant pain and swelling. The most common cause is a condition known as osteoarthritis. Trauma or direct injury to the knee can also cause osteoarthritis. Without cartilage there is no shock absorption between the bones in the joint, which allows stress to build up in the bones and contributes to pain.

Your Treatment Options for Knee Pain

You may be able to get pain relief from treatments like steroidal and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, bracing, cortisone injections and knee arthroscopy. But, if you've tried these methods and haven't experienced adequate relief, you don't have to live with severe knee pain and the limitations it puts on your activities.

Knee replacement surgery may provide the pain relief you long for and enable you to return to the things you enjoy doing. Remember, even if your doctor recommends knee replacement for you, it is still up to you to makarthritic kneee the final decision. The ultimate goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible with your choice — and that always means making the best decision based on your own individual needs.

If you do choose surgery, you'll be in good company: More than a quarter-million Americans have knee replacement surgery every year.

 

 

 

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