Annapolis Knee Pain Specialist
We at Bayshore Medical Group understand how debilitating and chronic knee pain can be.
If you’re suffering from painful or achy knees, – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.
You may have tried stretching, resting, heat, ice, maybe even just pushing through it – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Knee Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see in our Annapolis physical medicine clinic.
When presented with invasive and expensive options, such as knee replacement surgery and continual use of pain medications, it seems like there are no good, nor long-term solutions for your pain relief.
What is Knee pain?
As one of the strongest and most complex joints in your body, your knees can handle a considerable amount of stress, strain, and everyday wear and tear.
Not only do they hold your full body weight every time you take a step, but they also support 5x greater load every time you jog, jump or even go up stairs.
Our clinical team at Bayshore Medical Group are known for our long-term results and strive to find the root of your knee pain, and help you successfully resolve it.
Regardless of the cause, whether from an accident, or from an injury new or from years ago, all knee pain can lead to increased friction which creates continual wear-and-tear on the knee. This causes inflammation and swelling which can create more damage.
The first step is to pinpoint the exact mechanism of why your knee pain is occurring by evaluating your knee, its function, then paint a blueprint of exactly what has happened and the degree of damage.
Why Risk Knee Surgery?
Why put yourself through surgery if it can be avoided. Knee replacement surgery can be very expensive and reports of the total cost of this procedure vary with the hospital, physician and demographic region of the country. Most major insurance companies including Medicare cover knee replacements. According to the published statistics, the average cost of a knee replacement exceeds $45,000.
The pain management experts at Bayshore Medical Group specialize in the treatment of chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis and offer an innovative non-surgical knee pain relief program that can relieve your discomfort and restore joint function and motion.
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Why do I have knee pain?
The knee joint is one of the largest and most important joints in the body; hence, any kind of damage to this joint will bring the greatest amount of discomfort and difficulty. The bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage that make up the knee joint are all intricately connected to one another. Pain in the knee is often caused by trauma to the joint, which can be caused by either gradual wear and tear or a rapid impact.
Participation in sporting activities is probably the factor that causes knee injuries more frequently than any other reason. The knee joint can be subjected to significant stresses when athletes participate in sporting activities. While the knee is often able to withstand these forces, there are occasions when they might cause an injury. The following are some of the more typical reasons of knee discomfort that are connected to athletics and other types of sports:
Knee injuries sustained from sports
Injury received when participating in sports or other physically active pursuits is one of the most common causes of knee injuries. Athletes who are driven by a strong desire to excel at their chosen activity are more likely to suffer knee injuries as a result of their participation in sports. The following are some of the causes of knee pain:
A fracture in the patella, also known as the knee cap, or in the connecting bone in either the thigh or the shin can result in severe knee discomfort. The majority of fractures are caused by a quick impact that is very high in energy, such as when a ball is struck or when someone falls from a great height.
A dislocation is the term used to describe an injury that causes the bones of the knee to move out of their normal position. Bones can become dislocated as a result of traumatic events such as twisting the knee, falling from a great height, or being in a high-impact incident. Resetting the bone physically is the treatment for these types of fractures.