Worried about a knee injury? It’s important to know the warning signs.
Knee injuries are quite common. In fact, it’s estimated that around 6.6 million knee injuries happen per year in the US alone. If you are experiencing knee pain, stiffness, or limited mobility, it may be time to turn to Dr. Babak Samimi, Dr. Soheil Samimi, and Dr. David Eldringhoff for a knee injury evaluation in LA, and West Covina, CA. You should never ignore pain, especially knee pain.
You could be dealing with an injured knee in LA, and West Covina, CA, if you experience:
- Knee pain
- Limited mobility
- Pain when putting weight on the injured leg
- Trouble bending the knee
- Tenderness to the touch
- A popping or clicking sound in the knee
- Feeling as if the knee is locking up
- Instability or weakness in the knee
You can often tell whether a knee injury is acute or chronic based on your symptoms. If you are dealing with an acute injury you’re more likely to experience pain and swelling. Those with more long-term or chronic knee problems may be more likely to experience knee instability, weakness, trouble bearing weight, and a popping or clicking sensation when moving the knee. Regardless of the type of knee injury, you should turn to our doctors for an evaluation as soon as possible.
What could be causing my knee problems?
While there are a host of injuries and conditions that can lead to knee pain and other issues, some of the most common knee injuries we see include:
Runner’s knee: If you experience tenderness in and around the kneecap, or if you notice kneecap pain or a popping sound when bending the knee you could be dealing with runner’s knee. No, you don’t have to be a runner to have this problem. Of course, you will need to avoid any physical activities, including running, until the pain goes away completely. Icing, elevation, compression, and rest are key to healing.
Knee fracture: Since the kneecap is usually the first thing that comes in contact with an object or person during a collision this leaves the kneecap prone to fractures. If you experience knee pain, swelling, and weakness after an accident it’s important that you see us right away, as a knee fracture requires immediate treatment and immobilization.
Dislocation: A dislocated knee may certainly be scary but in most cases, the problem will heal over time with the proper rest and home care. If your soreness doesn’t go away or you feel as if your knee isn’t fully functional, then our team may need to set the knee bones back into place.
Ligament injuries: This problem is quite common, particularly in athletes. You’ve probably heard of ACL tears, but the knee is also made up of three other ligaments (PCL, MCL, LCL), all of which can become injured or torn. Any overstretching of the ligaments can result in these injuries and it’s important that you see us right away.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a knee injury in LA, and West Covina, CA, know that our team is here to provide you with the care you need to make a full recovery. To schedule an appointment with us, call Dr. Babak Samimi, Dr. Soheil Samimi, and Dr. Eldringhoff of Samimi Orthopaedic Group at 626-338-7391 or 310-606-2156.