We use our knees every day. Whether it be kneeling to pick something up, jumping, running, walking and a variety of other activities, these all require us to bend the joint that joins our lower leg to our upper leg. Because of its complexity and how often we use it, the knee is especially susceptible to injury. Thankfully, in most cases, simple home treatments are enough to get you back on your feet and doing the activities you enjoy. But for some, serious injuries or medical conditions can cause chronic knee pain.
If you’re experiencing difficulties with one or both of your knees, it may be time to seek out professional medical assistance. Spine Institute of North America is here to offer an accurate diagnosis for your knee pain, so we can come up with an effective treatment plan that will get you back to full mobility.
What Is Knee Pain?
When you experience pain in your knee, it may be comforting to know you’re not alone. This is an extremely common complaint. The knee is a complex and essential joint — it’s made up of many components, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage called the meniscus, which is vital to a fully functioning knee joint.
Because these parts are moving and working every single day to keep you active, you can injure this large joint in many ways. If any of the knee’s parts become irritated or damaged, it will probably result in pain. However, underlying medical conditions can also cause knee pain.