Understanding Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments at Clínica San Román

19 de June de 2024

Knee pain is a prevalent condition that affects people of all ages, limiting their mobility and affecting their quality of life. At Clínica San Román’s Pain Management Unit, we specialize in identifying the underlying causes of knee pain and providing personalized and effective treatments.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

1. Ligament Injuries:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL): ACL injuries often occur during sports activities involving sharp turns and changes in direction.
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL): These injuries are common in contact sports and can cause instability and significant pain.

2. Meniscus injuries:

The meniscus is a cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the femur and the tibia. Meniscal tears can occur due to sudden twisting or sudden movements, causing pain, swelling and limited mobility.

3. Arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis: A common form of arthritis that involves the wearing away of articular cartilage, causing chronic pain and stiffness.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This autoimmune disease causes inflammation in the synovial membrane, causing joint pain and destruction.

4. Tendonitis and Bursitis: Inflammation of the tendons and bursae around the knee can cause pain and tenderness, especially with repetitive physical activity.

Diagnosis of Knee Pain

In order to provide adequate treatment, an accurate diagnosis is essential. At Clínica San Román, we use a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • Clinical History and Physical Examination: We evaluate the patient’s symptoms and perform a detailed physical examination.
  • Imaging Tests: We use X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans to get a clear view of the internal structure of the knee.

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Treatment Options

Interventional Therapies:

  • Corticosteroid Injections: These injections help reduce inflammation and relieve pain in affected joints.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid injections can improve joint lubrication and reduce pain.

2. Minimally Invasive Procedures:

  • Arthroscopy: This procedure allows visualization and repair of knee damage through small incisions.
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency: Used to deactivate the nerves that transmit pain, offering relief without the need for major surgery.

3. Physical Rehabilitation:

  • Physical therapy: Customized exercises help strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve stability and mobility.
  • Occupational Therapy: Helps patients adapt to their daily activities and improve their quality of life.

4. Multidisciplinary approach:

At Clinica San Roman, our specialists work closely together to develop personalized treatment plans that address all facets of knee pain. This comprehensive approach ensures that each patient receives the most effective and appropriate care.

Conclusion

Knee pain can be a debilitating condition, but with accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, it is possible to significantly improve quality of life. At Clínica San Román, we are dedicated to providing advanced and personalized solutions for the management of knee pain. If you are experiencing knee pain, we invite you to contact us to explore the treatment options available.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, please visit our website or call us directly.

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