Published: June 22, 2011
Updated: June 22, 2011
Knee pain is a common phenomena and the knee specialists at Duke Orthopaedics treat a wide spectrum of underlying conditions to rid patients of the discomfort associated with each condition.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
Symptoms of knee pain include:
If your symptoms persist and do not go away with rest, you should consult your doctor.
Your orthopaedic provider will conduct a physical examination of your knee and review your symptoms to help determine proper diagnosis.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or x-ray imaging may help your doctor determine if your knee is fractured.
Treatment of knee pain depends on the diagnosis of the underlying condition.
Minor knee pain can often be resolved with rest, application of cold compresses, and elevation of the knee.