Torn meniscus is the most common knee injury.
Hip injuries are frequently caused by falls on the knee, twisting, direct blow to the knee, rapidly changing direction while running, jumping, and direct trauma from sports and motor vehicle collisions.
Common Knee Injuries:
- Sprain of ligaments
- Strain of tendons
- Meniscus tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament tears
- Posterior cruciate ligament tears
- Collateral ligament tears
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Pain in the knee
- Pain while standing, walking, squatting, and/or walking stairs
- Locking sensation
- Knee buckling
- Looseness of the knee joint
Common knee injuries include:
- sprain of the ligaments
- strain of the muscles
- meniscus tearing
Treatment of knee injuries includes conservative care with medication and physical therapy to reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness, and gentle exercises to maintain and improve mobility and strength. In cases of more extensive knee injury where conservative treatment fails, our patients are evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to determine if further progress can be made with interventions such as injections and surgery.
Patients who undergo surgical procedures then undergo post-surgical physical rehabilitation under our supervision to maximize the range of motion, strength, and function of their knee.
Other Lower Extremities Injuries
Approximately 80% of adults experience a back injury in their lifetime.
Most common ankle/foot pain is due to strain and sprain of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the ankle joint.
Hip disorders are less common than other joints of the body, but very disruptive to our ability to walk pain-free.