Common Conditions

Knee and lower leg conditions can develop with age, especially when they have experienced significant strain and wear. This can include trauma to the knee from sports injuries, general deterioration of the joint with age, or accelerated deterioration due to excess physician stress. Arthritis is often the most common condition that affects this area, and it can be treated with a combination of pain management tools and low impact physical therapy.

Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness and can occur in any joint of the body. Arthritis of the knee is common and can make daily activities difficult, potentially leading to lost time from work and severe disability. There are many different types of arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although there is no cure for arthritis, many treatments are available including medications and lifestyle changes such as losing weight or switching from high-impact to low-impact activities. If these interventions do not relieve the pain and disability, surgery may be necessary.

Common Knee & Lower Leg Conditions

Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
Arthritis of the Knee
Bowed Legs
Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
Compartment Syndrome
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Discoid Meniscus
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Osteonecrosis of the Knee
Patellofemoral Arthritis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pes Anserine (Knee Tendon) Bursitis
Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis

Quick Fact

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