South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine
Seth Kaufman, D.O.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist located in Davenport, FL & Miami, FL
In terms of mobility, there are no two joints that are more important than your knees and hips. When pain strikes these areas, the impact can have a far-reaching impact on your ability to perform even the simplest of tasks. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Seth Kaufman, DO, of South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine understands the many conditions that can cause knee pain, and he offers the most advanced treatments to his Davenport, Florida, area patients to relieve this pain. Please call the office to learn more, or request an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Every time you jump, pivot, stop, or simply walk down the street, your knees are hard at work, providing you with an incredible range of motion, shock absorption, and support for almost your entire body.
Thankfully, this large joint is typically up to the task, but it can also be pushed past its ability to rebound easily, which can cause you pain and limit your movements. The most common causes of knee pain include:
- Degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis)
- Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis)
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Meniscus tear
- Strain or sprain
- Dislocated kneecap
If you’re experiencing debilitating knee pain, Dr. Kaufman can help identify the cause and start you on a treatment plan.
How do I know if my knee pain is serious?
If you have been experiencing knee pain, it’s best to get it checked out by a professional. Generally speaking, most healthcare providers recommend that you schedule an appointment as soon as you notice that your symptoms impact the way you live.
Call Dr. Kaufman if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Can’t bear weight on your knee
- Knee is unstable or gives out
- Unable to flex or fully extend your knee
- Have marked knee swelling
- See an obvious abnormality in your leg or knee
- Have a fever in addition to swelling and pain in your knee
Many types of minor knee pain respond well to rest and self care measures. Physical therapy and knee braces also can help relieve pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical repair.
How is knee pain treated?
There’s no blanket answer to this question since it depends upon the source of your knee pain.
The first order of business is to get in to see Dr. Kaufman for a full evaluation. During this initial visit, the doctor reviews your symptoms, your medical history, and performs a physical exam. He also turns to advanced imaging to get a good look at what’s going on inside your joint.
If you’ve tried conservative treatments with little to no improvement, Dr. Kaufman offers a number of minimally invasive surgical options that provide long-lasting solutions for your knee pain.
From total replacements to partial replacements or resurfacing procedures, Dr. Kaufman restores your freedom of movement and relieves the pain.
To find relief from your knee pain, call the office or request a consultation online today.