The orthopedic surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco, TX provide comprehensive treatment for Knee Arthritis. The physicians are also proficient in performing advanced joint replacement and reconstruction surgery to treat various orthopedic conditions causing knee pain.

Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis is a common orthopedic condition causing pain and tenderness in the joint. It can be caused due to overuse of knee muscles, injury or other degenerative problems. People suffering from Knee Arthritis find it difficult to perform even the basic chores of daily life such as walking, bending or climbing stairs.

Types Of Knee Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis: This is the most commonly seen type of Arthritis of the knee. In this, there is a gradual age related wear and tear of the knee cartilage. As a result, the protective area between the bones is reduced and can lead to excruciating bone spurs.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: In this type of Arthritis, there is a swelling in the membrane that covers the knee. As a result, the joint begins to become stiff and painful.
  • Post Traumatic Arthritis: This condition usually develops following an injury to the knee. For instance, ligament injuries or meniscal tears can lead to instability and damage to the joint which can, over time, develop into Arthritis.

Causes Of Knee Arthritis

  • Repetitive stress on the knee
  • History of knee injury
  • Hereditary dysfunction in knee joints
  • Excessive weight
  • Excessive and prolonged use of the knee
  • Knee fracture

Symptoms Of Knee Arthritis

  • Stiffness and swelling in the knee joint
  • Difficulty bending or straightening the knee
  • Pain increases during physical activity
  • Knee may lock or freeze during movement
  • Snapping or popping sensation in the knee
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Feeling that the knee may give out
  • Joint Instability

Treatment For Knee Arthritis

  • Medications: The orthopedic doctor in Frisco, TX may prescribe certain anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Heat Or Ice Packs: Applying hot or cold packs on the affected knee for some time can help to ease stiffness. This is ideal to provide immediate pain relief after a physical activity.
  • Lifestyle Modification: The patient should refrain from indulging in pain causing activities and losing weight to relieve pressure on the joint. A knee brace can also be worn before involving in any physical activity.
  • Physical Therapy: Certain exercises can increase the flexibility and range of motion of the joint. It can also help to keep the knee stable by strengthen the adjoining muscles and ligaments.
  • Surgery: The orthopedic surgeon might suggest knee replacement surgery if the symptoms are severe and do not respond to conservative approaches.

To schedule an appointment with the knee surgeons in Frisco, TX, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.