A large and hardworking joint, the knee is made up of a complex system of bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. All of those components work together to facilitate the knee’s hinge-like movement. If any part of the joint is overused, inflamed, or damaged, knee pain may develop.
Due to the wide variety of possible causes, the best way to find prompt and effective relief from knee pain is to consult with an experienced specialist who can provide an accurate diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan. In Gillette, Wyoming, many people turn to the knee specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers.
When to Seek Medical Attention for Knee Pain
Many knee conditions can cause similar symptoms. Therefore, it’s important to see a knee specialist for a correct diagnosis of knee pain that results from a forceful impact or is accompanied by:
How Is Knee Pain Treated?
At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, we offer a full range of knee pain treatment options, both conservative and surgical, but each knee specialist in our practice emphasizes conservative treatment whenever possible. Our goal is to help our patients find effective symptom relief using the least invasive approach that will potentially be effective. Before considering knee surgery, we typically encourage our patients to try non-surgical treatments, such as:
- Physical therapy
- A hinged knee brace
For our patients who elect surgical knee pain treatment, our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic knee surgeons perform both traditional and minimally invasive procedures, including ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, and knee replacement.
If you would like to explore your knee pain treatment options with a knee specialist at Premier Bone & Joint Centers, contact us to schedule a consultation at our satellite clinic in Gillette, WY.