Knee pain is a common problem. Your knees bear the entire weight of our bodies, absorbing shocks and subject to wear and tear. No wonder many of us experience knee pain at one time or another. Knee pain is even more common among athletes. If you are suffering from knee pain, this blog is for you. In this blog, one of the best orthopedic doctors in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Adam Farber of Phoenix Shoulder and Knee clinic shares why knee pain occurs and how it can be treated.
Meniscus tears are a common cause of knee pain among athletes. The meniscus is a cartilage that cushions the gap between the bones of your upper and lower leg. It gets injured when the knee gets twisted suddenly with force. The best orthopedic doctors in Phoenix, AZ recommend minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee for patients with pain and functional limitations.
The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is an important knee ligament. Sudden acute, twisting episodes can cause ACL injuries. Patients report of hearing or feeling a ‘pop’ at the time of injury. ACL tears can’t heal on their own; rather have to be surgically reconstructed using a graft. One of the top orthopedic doctors in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Farber performs this procedure using some of the latest cutting-edge techniques.
The MCL or medial collateral ligament connects the upper and lower leg bones and stabilizes the knee. Injuries to the MCL often occur following direct contact in which a force on the outside aspect of the knee pushes the knee inwards towards the other knee. MCL may need to be repaired surgically if it is completely ruptured.
The bones of the knee joint are covered with a layer or cartilage to ensure smooth motion. Impact or injury can damage the cartilage during falls, sports injuries or auto accidents. For patients with minimal symptoms, non-operative treatment including medications and/or viscosupplementation injections is recommended. For younger, active patients surgery is often recommended. The leading orthopedic doctor in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Farber is an expert in chondroplasty and microfracture surgery to repair cartilage injuries.
To book a consultation with one of the best orthopedic doctors in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Adam Farber, visit www.phoenixshoulderandknee.com or call 480-219-3342.