Symptoms & Solutions

Symptoms:

The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, a medical condition, gout or infection. If you have any of the below signs or symptoms you may require medical attention.

  • Pain
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Limited range of motion
  • Stiffness of the knee
  • Limping

You need to contact Nix if you:

  • Can’t Bear Weight on Your Knee
  • Have Marked Knee Swelling
  • Are Unable to Fully Extend or Flex Your Knee
  • See an Obvious Deformity in Your Leg or Knee
  • Have a Fever, in Addition to Redness, Pain and Swelling in Your Knee
  • Feel as if Your Knee is Unstable or Your Knee “Gives Out”

Common Knee Injuries & Issues:

  • Acute and Overuse Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Cartilage Defects/Flaps
  • Chondral Defects
  • Unexplained Hip Pain or Knee Pain
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome (pain below the knee cap)

Knees are often taken for granted until they start to be painful. They are the reason that we are allowed to bend, sit, walk, run and stand or sit in an upright position. The hip is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves a protective cushion, allowing smooth. Low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.

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