Knee Pain Specialist

Modern Concepts

Physical Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Fort Mill, SC

Knee pain can affect men and women of all ages. The team at Modern Concepts in Fort Mill, South Carolina, provide comprehensive knee pain solutions. To find out what’s causing your knee pain and to get effective relief, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Knee pain can arise from many different parts of your knee. Depending on the location and severity of your pain, your doctor can determine which orthopedic tests to perform during your exam to diagnose the cause of your pain.

Common areas of your knee that can cause pain include:

  • Muscles surrounding your knee
  • Ligaments inside and on the sides of your knee joint
  • Menisci inside your knee joint
  • Your kneecap
  • Cartilage inside your knee joint
  • Nerves around your knee

Knee pain can range from mild aching to severe, sharp pain. Your knee can also exhibit signs of swelling, bruising, and redness, in the case of traumatic injuries.

What causes knee pain?

Depending on the location and severity of your knee pain, your doctor can identify the cause of your pain. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Trauma
  • Overuse injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Frequently kneeling or bending your knees
  • Tears in the ligaments or menisci of your knee

Your doctor will ask questions about your knee pain to better understand when it began, or a potential cause — such as a sports injury — and things you do that might make the pain better or worse.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Knee pain is diagnosed based on your medical history and a thorough physical exam. In some cases, your doctor may order X-rays or an MRI to identify injured structures in your knee.

During your physical exam, your doctor will check the flexibility and range of motion of your knee as well as the strength of the muscles surrounding your knee.

Once your doctor has completed your exam and reviewed any necessary imaging, they will make a diagnosis and provides comprehensive treatment recommendations.

How is knee pain treated?

For minor knee pain concerns, conservative care is often enough to resolve your discomfort and help your knee function normally. Conservative care usually includes stretches and exercises to improve the flexibility and strength of your knee.

For more complex cases or knee pain that doesn’t resolve with conservative care alone, your doctor may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or injections to relieve inflammation and pain.

If you have knee pain, get effective relief at Modern Concepts by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.