Treating your pain

Staying physically active is important as you age, but did you know sports and activities that repeatedly pound, twist, and turn the knees can stress aging joints? As a result, many middle-aged people develop osteoarthritis in their knees. This painful condition occurs when the cartilage lining on the ends of the bones gradually wears away. Low-impact activities, such as swimming, biking, and walking may help lessen joint pain and improve flexibility and function. Hughston Clinic physicians specialize in the treatment of pain caused by injury or arthritis of the knee.

Why does my knee hurt?

When arthritis affects the knee, it causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joint. The symptoms are worse in the morning or after rest. For some, the pain and swelling increases after walking or climbing stairs. Supportive devices such as a cane, special shoes, or a brace may be helpful. Treatment of arthritis symptoms can include weight loss, exercise, and medicine. In some cases surgery is needed to repair or replace the joint. For an evaluation of your condition, ask for an appointment with a Hughston clinic physician.

Common injures we treat

For knee discomfort, devices such as a cane, special shoes, or a brace, can help to reduce pain and provide support. Here are some of the most common knee injuries and conditions our Hughston knee specialists treat:

  • Arthritis affecting the knee
  • ACL injury
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Fractures
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Knee bursitis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendinitis

Don’t suffer with knee pain

Don’t let limited mobility keep you from doing the things you love. Total knee replacement surgery can replace knees that are damaged by arthritis or injury with new artificial joints. Over 300,000 total knee replacements are performed in the United States each year, offering most patients greater mobility and less pain. If other treatments are not effective, talk with your Hughston physician to see if total knee replacement surgery is right for you.

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

Though we’re here to answer all of your questions surrounding your surgery and recovery, we’ve put together this complete handbook to guide you along the way. Prepared by our very own Dr. Pasquale Reino, DO, the Total Joint Handbook contains all the information about your procedure, as well as what you can do to prepare for it and how to be prepared for recovery.