Many people come to us seeking a diagnosis and treatment for knee pain in Barrington. Knee pain is not a normal state of being, but it is a common problem in many people. There are many risk factors that are associated with knee pain. People who are “weekend warriors” and engage in occasional but intense bursts of activity may have knee pain because of a lack of stretching or warm-up time. Other risk factors include overuse, being overweight or having inflammatory conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Knee pain could also result from routine wear and tear of the knee joint. This is associated with aging. As you get older, some of your cartilage wears away. This causes pain and inflammation in and around your knee. You might notice it in one knee or both of them.
We also see people who have knee pain that is caused by an injury. Perhaps you landed wrong when jumping a hurdle or shooting hoops. Maybe you had a sudden pop in your knee when playing a sport such as football, baseball or tennis. We also see runners, triathletes and other active people who experience an injury that is related to sports.
You do not have to be an athlete to experience a knee injury. If you took a fall down the stairs or were involved in a car accident, you could have knee pain caused by an injury. We offer diagnostics including an exam and imaging studies followed by an individualized patient treatment plan.
When you have knee pain in Barrington, it is important to have it checked out by our physicians at Gitelis Orthopedics. to learn more about our practice and treatment options for knee pain.