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Knee Pain Specialist in San Antonio

Knee pain affects millions of people of all ages and may be the result of an injury or various chronic medical conditions.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.

Here are some of the most common conditions that cause knee pain.

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Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Symptoms of knee arthritis include stiffness, difficulty bending and straightening the knee, pain, swelling, locking, grinding noise and weakness.

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Most knee fractures are caused by high-impact trauma such as falls and car accidents. Symptoms of knee fractures include severe pain, unable to bear weight, swelling, bruising, tenderness and deformity of the leg or knee.

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Ligament Tears

The knee joint relies on ligaments and surrounding muscles for stability. Ligament tears are a common problem for athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports, however, sports are not the only cause of this injury.

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Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears, also commonly referred to as torn cartilage in the knee, often happen during sports activities or as a natural result of arthritis and aging. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, locking, instability, and limited range of motion.

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Featured Conditions & Treatments

Texas Ortho Center providers diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that affect the knee. Check out our most commonly seen conditions and performed treatment for knee pain.

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Knee Injuries

Not all knee pain is serious, but having a knee injury — even a minor one — makes it more likely that you’ll have similar injuries in the future. Learn more about the common knee injuries we treat.

Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is the one of the most successful orthopedic procedures performed in the U.S. each year, as well as the most common type of joint replacement performed by Dr. Sabbag.

Is it Time to Seek Medical Treatment for Your Knee Pain?

Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures or more conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, however, in some cases, surgery may be required.

If you are experiencing the following, it may be time to seek professional medical treatment.

  • Not able to bear weight on your knee
  • Your knee feels unstable or about like it is about to give out
  • Have redness, pain, and swelling or see an obvious deformity in your leg or knee
  • Can’t fully extend or flex your knee
  • Have severe knee pain that is associated with an injury
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