The knee is the joint that unites the thigh with the rest of the leg and is a system of moving parts consisting of cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The knee is also a hinge that provides our body with the strength to run, squat, jump, and turn. However, the knee is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions because of its inability to rotate in every direction.
Knee pain is a common complaint for people of all ages. It can be caused by a trauma or a medical condition. Medical conditions that cause knee pain include gout, infections, arthritis and being overweight or obese. Common trauma includes ligament or cartilage injuries, fractures, and muscle or tendon injuries.Patients with knee problems typically experience pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness or instability in the joint. They may also hear crunching or popping noises or have the inability to fully bend or straighten the knee. Some minor knee injuries can be treated with home treatment options, including rest, ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pills. But many cases of knee pain require medical assistance.
At Golden State Orthopedics & Spine (GSOS) we take a multi-faceted approach to treating knee conditions, injuries and the pain. Our award-winning Medical Doctors have been voted “Best Doctors” for numerous years and in 2020 Sequoia Surgery Center on Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek was voted “Best Surgery Center In The East Bay”. We are proud to be at the forefront of knowledge and expertise to offer the least invasive options to treat each patient’s knee issue.
Common knee problems we treat that can cause knee pain: