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Knee Pain Specialist

Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Manassas, VA & Haymarket, VA

Your knee is a mobile joint that allows you to walk, run, jump, and squat. It’s also a common source of pain that may develop after an injury or due to an underlying disease. Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists features doctors who are well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of many causes of knee pain. To request an evaluation for your knee pain, contact the office in Manassas or Haymarket, Virginia, by phone today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are knee pain symptoms?

Your knee pain symptoms may vary in type and severity, depending on the underlying cause. In addition to pain, your symptoms may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Instability
  • Popping or crackling sensation
  • Decreased range of motion

Though your symptoms may vary, you should schedule an appointment at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists if your knee pain is ongoing, occurred after an injury, or is unable to bear your weight. 

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain may occur from many causes, including injury, overuse, mechanical problem, or an underlying disease. Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists expertly treats the many causes of knee pain, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Articular cartilage problems of the knee
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral problems
  • Pes anserine bursitis
  • Plica syndrome
  • Popliteal cysts
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Quadriceps tendinitis

The orthopaedic practice also provides specialized care for knee pain resulting from sports injuries. 

What can I expect during a knee pain evaluation?

You can expect a thorough evaluation at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists when you come to the office with concerns about knee pain. During the exam, your provider takes the time to listen to your symptoms and concerns. They also review your medical history and perform a physical exam that focuses on the structures and function of your knee. 

You may also need an X-ray to rule out or confirm a suspected diagnosis, which occurs at the office.

How is knee pain treated?

Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists develops individualized treatment plans for knee pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of your symptoms, your usual activities, and your overall health. Initially, your provider may recommend conservative treatments, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplementation
  • Bracing
  • Activity modification
  • Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis

If conservative management fails to alleviate your knee pain or the cause of your knee pain requires surgery, then they may recommend surgical procedures. Some of the procedures Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists offers include:

  • Artificial joint replacement of the knee
  • Hamstring tendon graft reconstruction of the ACL
  • MAKOplasty® robotic arm-assisted partial knee replacement
  • Meniscal surgery
  • Patellar tendon graft reconstruction of the ACL
  • Revision arthroplasty of the knee
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

To request a knee pain evaluation at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists, call the office.