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FAQs

How are knee problems treated?

Treatment for a knee problem or injury may include first aid measures, rest, bracing, physical therapy, medicine, and in some cases surgery. Treatment depends on the location, type, and severity of the injury as well as your age, health condition, and activity level (such as work, sports, or hobbies).

What is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) keeps the knee stable. An ACL injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone.

What’s the treatment for runner’s knee?

Minor to moderate cases of runner’s knee may heal on their own, or with the aid of physical therapy. Early diagnosis and treatment is important. To speed the healing it is often advisable to rest, ice and elevate the knee. Severe cases of runner’s knee may require surgery.

What are some common overuse injuries

Some common overuse injuries include:

  • Patellafemoral pain syndrome: Pain in the front of the knee from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the knee cap.
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (IT band syndrome): Irritation and inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that cushion and lubricate the knee.
  • Tendinitis/tendinosis: Inflammation or small tears in the tendons.
  • Plica syndrome: Thickening or folding of the knee ligaments

How are knee problems treated

Treatment for a knee problem or injury may include first aid measures, rest, bracing, physical therapy, medicine, and in some cases surgery. Treatment depends on the location, type, and severity of the injury as well as your age, health condition, and activity level (such as work, sports, or hobbies).

How is an ACL injury diagnosed

Your doctor may be able to diagnose an ACL injury by asking questions about your past health and examining your knee. You may need X-rays, which can show damage to the knee bones. An MRI can show damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles, or knee cartilage. Your doctor can also perform an arthroscopy where he/she inserts surgical tools through one or more small cuts (incisions) in the knee to look at the inside of the knee.

How can you prevent ACL injuries

The best way to prevent ACL injuries is to stretch and strengthen the leg muscles, especially the front and back muscles of the thigh (quadriceps and hamstrings).