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What Are the Common Causes of Knee Pain?
By Northern Virginia Orthopedic Specialists
March 22, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Knee Pain  

The knee is an important part of your body's function. When you experience knee pain, it can make it difficult to walk or participate in activities. It can even be painful to sit still for long periods of time. It’s important to be able to identify what may be causing your knee pain so that to figure out the best way to treat it.

Your doctors at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists in Manassas, and Haymarket, VA, are here to help diagnose what may be causing your knee pain and answer any questions you may have about how to relieve it.

Causes of Knee Pain

There are many issues that may cause knee pain. Some of the most common causes include:

  • ACL injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Hip or foot pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Gout

Any of the above problems may cause knee pain, and each one comes with different symptoms. Some common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness or warmth
  • Weakness
  • Popping and crunching noises
  • Not being able to straighten the knee
  • Decreased range of motion

Treating Your Knee Pain

Depending on what may be causing your knee pain and the severity of your pain, your Manassas, and Haymarket, VA, doctors will recommend a number of different treatments including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Brace
  • Pain Medication
  • Modifying Activities

In severe cases, surgery may be an option, but will usually only be applied when nothing else seems to help your knee pain.

Contact Your Doctor Today!

If you’re struggling to live your daily life because of knee pain, it’s about time to figure out what could be causing your pain. It’s important to call your doctor at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists in Manassas, and Haymarket, VA, as soon as possible to ask any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment. Call (703) 369-9070 today!

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