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When is Knee Pain Serious?

Knee pain is a very common complaint.  Your knee pain may be an innocuous annoyance, but when it is serious enough that it is affecting your day-to-day life, this is when to see an orthopedic doctor for your knee pain.

When knee pain becomes a constant nagging occurrence in your life, and especially if it has been present for more than a few days and does not seem to be going away on its own; this is when to visit an orthopedic knee specialist.

Affecting your daily life may be in the form of limiting your activities of daily living, such as simply walking, and moving around your home.  Or your knee pain may be impairing your ability to get adequate rest and sleep.  It may be affecting your performance at your job, or your knee pain may be limiting your participation in sports – these are all reasons that you should make a consultation with a knee doctor specialist.

When knee pain limits and impairs any kind of function, whether a minor interruption in your daily activities or intrudes on your ability to participate in work and sporting events; you should schedule a consultation with an orthopedic knee specialist.

What Doctor Should I See for Knee Pain?

The type of doctor that should be seen for knee pain is an orthopedic specialist.  These specialists have expert knowledge of the anatomy of the knee.  They will be able to determine the source of the pain. Based on your diagnosis, your orthopedic specialist will be able to recommend the most appropriate treatment strategy for your knee pain.

An accurate diagnosis is vital before determining how to best treat your knee pain. Orthopedic knee specialists like Dr. Burke will make that accurate diagnosis through imaging techniques such as an MRI or x-ray before suggesting an intervention.  These imaging techniques allow the doctor to view a picture of the inside of the knee, giving a more thorough and accurate view of what may be causing your knee pain.

The treatment strategy recommended by your orthopedic doctor can range from a few days of rest and taking NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to a course of physical therapy and steroid injections.  When the source of your pain is considered to be severe enough that non-invasive strategies will likely not help, surgery may be recommended as a last resort.

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Orthopedic Knee Specialist at Dr. Burke Orthopedics

The orthopedic specialists at Dr. Burke Orthopedics are experts at treating knee pain.  Knee pain is one of the most common complaints seen by Dr. Burke’s clinic.  You do not need to live with this pain, nor should you. 

Your knee pain may go away on its own, but if you have been experiencing pain for days, weeks, or even years, it is time to see an orthopedist.

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Do loose bodies in the knee go away?

Loose bodies in your knee won’t simply disappear on their own. You will need to have the issue diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. However, there are limited options available from a non-surgical perspective when dealing with loose bodies. This condition often leads to symptoms that will continue to impair your movement until the fragments can be removed.

The use of anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy can aid in alleviating or reducing the symptoms and pain associated with the presence of loose bodies and improve your chances of maintaining a flexible joint.

Most of the time, the gold standard treatment for loose bodies in the knee will be an arthroscopic surgery. This is a kind of surgical procedure that is popularly known as a “clean out” procedure. This minimally invasive treatment allows a surgeon to thoroughly examine the knee for any loose bodies and remove them completely.

Woman wearing sports clothes suffering from pain in knee. Close-up painful knee with bones

Open surgical procedures are less common due to the availability of arthroscopy as a much less stressful and invasive experience, but still may be required given the issues of the condition. Open surgery still may be needed in cases where the loose bodies causing the symptoms are particularly large, or there are a number to be removed.

Reach out today and make an appointment to consult with Dr. Burke regarding the best treatment options for knee pain.  New and repeat patients can choose between in clinic or Telemedicine Video clinic appointments, whichever is most comfortable.  The knee pain relief you need is just a phone call or click away.  Please make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Burke by visiting the website or by calling (713) 436-3488.

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When is Knee Pain Serious?

Knee pain is a very common complaint.  Your knee pain may be an innocuous annoyance, but when it is serious enough that it is affecting your day-to-day life, this is when to see an orthopedic doctor for your knee pain.

When knee pain becomes a constant nagging occurrence in your life, and especially if it has been present for more than a few days and does not seem to be going away on its own; this is when to visit an orthopedic knee specialist.

Affecting your daily life may be in the form of limiting your activities of daily living, such as simply walking, and moving around your home.  Or your knee pain may be impairing your ability to get adequate rest and sleep.  It may be affecting your performance at your job, or your knee pain may be limiting your participation in sports – these are all reasons that you should make a consultation with a knee doctor specialist.

When knee pain limits and impairs any kind of function, whether a minor interruption in your daily activities or intrudes on your ability to participate in work and sporting events; you should schedule a consultation with an orthopedic knee specialist.

What Doctor Should I See for Knee Pain?

The type of doctor that should be seen for knee pain is an orthopedic specialist.  These specialists have expert knowledge of the anatomy of the knee.  They will be able to determine the source of the pain. Based on your diagnosis, your orthopedic specialist will be able to recommend the most appropriate treatment strategy for your knee pain.

An accurate diagnosis is vital before determining how to best treat your knee pain. Orthopedic knee specialists like Dr. Burke will make that accurate diagnosis through imaging techniques such as an MRI or x-ray before suggesting an intervention.  These imaging techniques allow the doctor to view a picture of the inside of the knee, giving a more thorough and accurate view of what may be causing your knee pain.

The treatment strategy recommended by your orthopedic doctor can range from a few days of rest and taking NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to a course of physical therapy and steroid injections.  When the source of your pain is considered to be severe enough that non-invasive strategies will likely not help, surgery may be recommended as a last resort.

woman with knee joint pain; muslim woman with hand holding injured knee; portrait of asian woman suffering from knee pain injury, girl with knee joint injury; young muslim woman health care model

Orthopedic Knee Specialist at Dr. Burke Orthopedics

The orthopedic specialists at Dr. Burke Orthopedics are experts at treating knee pain.  Knee pain is one of the most common complaints seen by Dr. Burke’s clinic.  You do not need to live with this pain, nor should you. 

Your knee pain may go away on its own, but if you have been experiencing pain for days, weeks, or even years, it is time to see an orthopedist.

#1 Rated Orthopedic Doctor in Texas

Call Now To Schedule Your Same-Day Appointment and Diagnosis

Do loose bodies in the knee go away?

Loose bodies in your knee won’t simply disappear on their own. You will need to have the issue diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. However, there are limited options available from a non-surgical perspective when dealing with loose bodies. This condition often leads to symptoms that will continue to impair your movement until the fragments can be removed.

The use of anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy can aid in alleviating or reducing the symptoms and pain associated with the presence of loose bodies and improve your chances of maintaining a flexible joint.

Most of the time, the gold standard treatment for loose bodies in the knee will be an arthroscopic surgery. This is a kind of surgical procedure that is popularly known as a “clean out” procedure. This minimally invasive treatment allows a surgeon to thoroughly examine the knee for any loose bodies and remove them completely.

Woman wearing sports clothes suffering from pain in knee. Close-up painful knee with bones

Open surgical procedures are less common due to the availability of arthroscopy as a much less stressful and invasive experience, but still may be required given the issues of the condition. Open surgery still may be needed in cases where the loose bodies causing the symptoms are particularly large, or there are a number to be removed.

Reach out today and make an appointment to consult with Dr. Burke regarding the best treatment options for knee pain.  New and repeat patients can choose between in clinic or Telemedicine Video clinic appointments, whichever is most comfortable.  The knee pain relief you need is just a phone call or click away.  Please make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Burke by visiting the website or by calling (713) 436-3488.

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