Knee pain is a common condition affecting a wide range of people. Pain in knees can result from an injury, an infection or a medical condition such as arthritis.
Treatment for knee pain depends on its cause and how severe the pain is. Our orthopedic specialists can offer personalized treatment plans – including surgical and non-surgical options – after a physical examination and assessment.
At Aurora, our orthopedists are committed to providing compassionate care for knee pain. We offer:
Knee pain symptoms can be different for different people, and may change over time. You may feel knee pain constantly, or it may come and go. You might experience back of knee pain, or feel stiffness instead of pain.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor to prevent further injury:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help. Start by taking this free knee joint pain assessment to see how much your joint pain affects your life. Then we’ll help you find an orthopedic specialist near you. You can use the results of your assessment to help guide your conversation with them, and they’ll help you create a plan for pain relief.
Like other forms of joint pain, knee pain can have many causes, including:
Accidents and sports injuries can cause mild to severe knee pain. This type of pain may be caused by damage to different areas of the bones or soft tissue, including:
Find out more about knee injuries including:
Common conditions that can cause knee pain include:
Infection or inflammation of the knee can result from several types of bacteria or arthritis. If you have a joint infection affecting the knee, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
At your appointment, your doctor will perform a physical exam to evaluate your knee mobility and investigate the cause of your knee pain.
To gather more information to confirm a diagnosis, your doctor may order tests, including:
Depending on the cause and severity of your knee pain, your doctor may recommend several treatment options. Learn more about our treatments for knee pain.
Some treatments we offer include:
Knee pain can affect almost anyone at any age. Certain factors can increase your risk, including: