The Clinical Center of Friedrichshafen (Orthopedic department) under Prof. Dr. Winter offers efficient treatment for various problems in knee and knee joints. Pain, discomfort and crackling sound in your knee can turn any walk into a real challenge. Annually about 4000 knee surgeries are carried out in our department. Pain syndrome is an alarm trigger. Pain usually warns about some functional disorder or instability in knee joint. The stability in knee joint depends on a few factors: the state of ligaments, tendons and joint muscles, as well as elasticity of intra-articular epiphyseal plates - meniscuses.
Severe pain appearing in the inner part of the knee, as well as edema around the knee joint is a sure sign of meniscus injury. It causes incorrect load distribution in the joint, and in the course of time its rupture. If you felt some sort of “crack” accompanied with acute pain, this can be a meniscal tear that is fraught with physical disability and continuous treatment.
Intra-articular fluid collection in knee joint cavity is often accompanied with excruciating pain and movement disorder.
The injury of articular tendons can be a result of rapid turn with the fixated foot position. If only a few fibers were damaged, a person feels a light discomfort in joint. If tendons were completely broken, the pain becomes acute, sometimes insufferable. Leaving such condition without control a patient imposes himself to a risk of arthrosis deformans development.
Inability to step on foot due to pain sense points at instability in knee joint. Tendinitis or a “jumper knee” is typical for those who overload legs while training. Due to continuous stretching in tendon fibers micro-strains and cracks appear. In this case inflammation covers a tendon between knee-cap and shin bone.
Pain in knee face side occurs due to dystrophic changes of the articular facet that also leads to permanent inflammation. Sometimes it covers all tendon, and this condition is called osteoarthrosis of the knee.
Such a discomfort always has a reason. As a rule other symptoms precede it. If it occurs not only when loading legs but also while walking, you should consult a doctor. This can be a sign of arthrosis or rheumatism.
Pain in knee can be caused by excess body weight. In this case the load on joints should be reduced by diets and moderate physical activity.
Pain in knee while going upstairs can be a sign of inflammation in bursa under inner atricular cavity.
Any ache while training or resting should be discussed with your orthopedist. As a rule, the diagnostics requires more procedures than a common ambulant examination. A patient can go through MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). X-ray is usually an additional diagnostic procedure, as many injuries are not seen on X-ray image.
Treatment directly depends on the type and stage of the injury. Sometimes non-steroid drug therapy with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect is enough. Only after eliminating pain syndrome while walking a patient can continue the treatment of problems in knee joints with the aim of remedial gymnastics and massages.
If surgery is inevitable, don’t despair. As a rule, after a surgery patients forget about pain in knee. If you were diagnosed with arthrosis, and pain in knee gets worse within years, you can be prescribed with a joint lavage and clean out procedure. During this minimally invasive procedure fibrous and calcareous deposits, as well as other structures causing local inflammation are removed. After this you will forget about pain in knee. On later stages the need in joint replacement or other radical treatment may occur. The implant is created in full accordance with patient’s anatomy.
The team of experienced orthopedists of our clinic will help you not only to get rid of painful knee, but also to point out the very reason of it. Our clinic offers an effective system of preventive and rehabilitation therapy to exclude pain in knee and to prevent its recurrence. Besides the arthroscopic knee surgery helps in many cases avoid the the massive intervention and eliminate pain.
We will help you to return the joy of move!
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