Knee Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

Your knee is a large and complex joint that plays a significant role in keeping your mobile. It’s also one of the most stressed joints in your body and a common source of pain. When you have ongoing knee pain that affects your daily life, the team at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton in Dayton and Tipp City, Ohio, can help. The cutting-edge practice offers both medical and surgical treatments for knee pain. Call the office most convenient to you, or book an appointment online today. Same-day appointments are available.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your knee joint. The pain may range from a dull ache to severe pain. In addition to the discomfort, you may also have swelling and inflammation or difficulty bending or straightening your knee.

Whether you're young or old, knee pain can be debilitating. To get help for your knee pain, schedule an appointment with the specialists at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton. 

What causes knee pain?

You may develop knee pain from an injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Strains and sprains

  • Arthritis

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

  • Meniscus tears

  • Dislocations

  • Fractures

  • Bursitis

  • Tendonitis

You may also develop knee pain if you have a problem with your hip or ankle. Your joints work together to support your body weight during weight-bearing activities. Problems with your hips or ankles may place additional stress on your knees, causing pain. 

What happens during a knee pain evaluation?

When you visit Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton for a knee-pain evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-focused exam. 

Your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, including the type of discomfort you feel, when and how it started, and the activities that make the pain worse or better. They review your medical history and examine your knee.

Your provider at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton may also request various tests to confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your knee pain, such as an X-ray, CT scan, MRI, lab work, bone scan, or nerve testing. 

How is knee pain treated?

Your provider at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton creates a personalized plan for your knee pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your usual activities. 

When possible, the orthopedic experts take a conservative approach to care, and may recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation

  • Activity modification

  • Splinting or bracing

  • Physical therapy

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

  • Ultrasound-guided injection

If conservative treatments fail to provide significant relief from your knee pain, your provider may recommend surgery. Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton has an on-site surgery center where they perform all types of knee surgeries, like ACL repairs and knee replacement.

When performing knee surgery for knee pain, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic surgical techniques to minimize trauma and recovery time. 

Don’t let your knee pain take over your life. Call Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton or schedule an appointment online today.