If you’re not able to enjoy your favorite activities because of knee pain, you can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Isaac Medical Group in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Primary care physician Emmanuel Isaac, DO, offers in-office physicals and other diagnostic tests to identify the source of your knee pain. Dr. Isaac works closely with you to design a treatment plan that reduces pain and preserves the function of your knee joint. Call Isaac Medical Group to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
Knee pain can be a side effect of falls, car accidents, and other types of injuries. If you play sports, you might be at a higher risk for knee pain that develops from:
Tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the major ligament of the knee, are also a common source of intense knee pain.
As you get older, degenerative changes in your knee joint can lead to chronic knee pain. Conditions like osteoarthritis break down the protective cartilage in your knee and allow the joint bones to rub together, creating friction, inflammation, and pain.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Isaac Medical Group for knee pain that doesn’t get better with rest and over-the-counter medications. You also need an evaluation if your pain continues to worsen, even with treatment.
During your consultation for knee pain, Dr. Isaac performs a physical exam. He evaluates the range of motion you have in your knee and checks for bruising, swelling, and tenderness.
If the physical doesn’t provide enough information about your condition, Dr. Isaac may request an X-ray or other diagnostic imaging tests. These tests provide close-up images of your knee to identify fractures, ligament tears, and other sources of pain.
Based on the results of your test, Dr. Isaac personalizes a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve the function of your knee.
To treat strains and sprains of your knee, Dr. Isaac might initially recommend using over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatories and pain relievers. You may need to avoid putting weight on your knee for a few days while you heal. A brace to immobilize your knee can also reduce stress on your joint.
As your knee heals, Dr. Isaac might refer you for physical therapy to strengthen your knee joint and reduce your risk for further pain.
If you have tears in your ACL or advanced arthritis, Dr. Isaac may refer you for surgery to repair it. He can discuss your options for surgery, so you can make the most informed decision about your health.
Don’t put off an evaluation for persistent knee pain. Call Isaac Medical Group to schedule an appointment or book one online today.