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About Knee Pain at Cascade Orthopedics

Virtually everyone encounters knee pain at one point or another, and for some, the experience can be debilitating. Cascade Orthopaedics offers top-quality treatment for knee pain and helps many in Auburn and Bonney Lake, Washington find lasting relief. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online. 

Knee Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of knee pain?

Because your knees are subject to daily strain, a vast array of conditions can lead to knee pain. Your pain can originate in various parts of the knee, including patellofemoral pain and anterior knee pain, or it could be felt throughout the entire joint. Some of the more common causes include:

  • ACL injury
  • Torn meniscus
  • Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Loose body
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis

These are just a few of the issues that can lead to knee pain. Determining the source of your pain is the first step in finding a path toward relief. 

What can I do at home to ease knee pain?

Knee pain is common and can happen to people of any age. There are some simple steps you can take to alleviate knee pain at home. 

Begin by resting the joint as much as possible, at least for a day or two after you notice pain. Icing can help reduce swelling in the joint and provide some temporary pain relief. Some knee injuries respond well to elevation, so try propping your knee up for a few hours. Compression bandaging can also help by supporting the joint. 

Over-the-counter pain medications can help manage discomfort. If you find your pain worsening or cannot get through your normal daily routines without significant discomfort, come in for a diagnostic exam. 

What are some advanced treatments that can help with knee pain?

Cascade Orthopaedics offers numerous advanced treatments for knee pain and will direct you toward the options best suited for your specific set of needs. Some pain can be resolved through steroid injections, physical therapy, or rehabilitation. 

In other cases, surgical intervention offers the best path to relief. Some of the advanced repair procedures include:

  • Meniscectomy
  • Ligament reconstruction (allograft or autograft)
  • Stem cell or PRP injections
  • Articular cartilage restoration
  • Total or partial knee replacement
  • Meniscus transplantation

Whenever possible, the team at Cascade Orthopaedics uses arthroscopic surgical techniques to repair damaged knee components. This option enables smaller incisions, faster recovery time, reduced bleeding, and less tissue displacement. 

If you have additional questions or concerns about knee pain and treatment options, schedule a personalized consultation at Cascade Orthopaedics. Online booking is available, or you’re always welcome to call to check appointment availability.