Knee Pain: Understanding and Relieving Discomfort

Knee Pain: Understanding and Relieving Discomfort

Knee pain can occur due to various reasons, including injuries, overuse, arthritis, or other health problems.

At Franklin County Medical Center, our experienced team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized treatments to alleviate knee pain and improve your quality of life.

What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain brings along symptoms that can greatly impact your daily activities. These include stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and aching discomfort in the knee joint. Simple tasks like walking, bending, and bearing weight can become challenging and painful.

If left untreated, knee pain may lead to:

  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Imbalance
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Development of secondary conditions
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Reduced ability to participate in physical activities
  • Knee joint getting worse over time

Diagnosing Knee Pain

Our orthopedic team at Franklin County Medical Center follows a comprehensive process to diagnose knee pain.

This may include:

  • Reviewing your medical history to understand potential causes and underlying conditions.
  • Conducting a physical examination to assess your knee’s range of motion and identify any signs of injury or inflammation.
  • If necessary, order additional tests such as X-rays or MRI scans to get a clearer picture of the underlying cause.

These tests allow us to create a personalized treatment plan that prioritizes your comfort and well-being.

How to Treat Knee Pain

Once a diagnosis is made, our orthopedic providers offer tailored treatments for knee pain. These may include:

These may include:

  • Non-surgical interventions: Our team may recommend physical therapy, targeted exercises, and medications such as pain relievers or inflammation reducers to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.
  • Pain and inflammation-reducing therapies: In some cases, cortisone injections may be recommended to help alleviate pain and inflammation in the knee joint.
  • Surgical options: For more complex cases, advanced knee surgeries such as arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, or joint replacement may be considered to provide long-term relief and restore knee function.

Our Knee Pain Providers

Gregory Hicken, MD

Gregory Hicken, MD

Orthopedics

    Kerry Jepsen, MD

    Kerry Jepsen, MD

    Orthopedics

      Our Knee Pain Location

      Franklin County Specialty Clinic
      64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
      Second Floor, Suite 200
      Hours:
      Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      (208) 852-3662

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