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Knee Pain Treatment

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common reason to see a medical provider. Many times the source of knee pain can be diagnosed by careful history and physical examination. Sometimes medical imaging (such as X-rays or MRI scans) are necessary to confirm the diagnosis.

Causes:

There are many conditions that can cause knee pain. Common examples include:

  • Arthritis
  • Overuse
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Ligament Tears
  • Fluid Build-up
  • Gout
  • Infection

Treatment:

Definitive treatment depends on the specific cause of the discomfort, but may include:

  • Home exercises / stretches
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces
  • Injections
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