Knee pain comes in many forms, which we can diagnose and treat at Germering Orthopedics.
Have you ever had knee pain? Then you know that besides causing limited mobility, these pains can be very strong. Sometimes fluid/water also collects in the knee. Pain can occur in the front of the knee, in the inner or outer side, and also in the back in the knee pit. Instability can sometimes occur, so the knee gives out. Knee pain can be sharp, burning or pulling.
Germering Orthopedics specializes in knee pain and is dedicated to conducting comprehensive diagnostic procedures before putting together an appropriate treatment plan. Learn here about the symptoms that appear for each different cause and how we can help you at Germering Orthopedics to rid yourself of the pain.
Sharp pain in the inner and outer side of the knee
Sharp pain in the inner and outer side of the knee can be a sign of a torn meniscus. The meniscus can be damaged by an accident or wear.
Depending on the severity of meniscus damage, conservative treatment or even surgical treatment may be necessary. Our orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons will be happy to consult you and find the optimal treatment together with you.
Pulling and burning pain
The cause of pulling or burning knee pain is often cartilage erosion (osteoarthritis). Here too, the choice of treatment depends on the severity of erosion and discomfort. In many cases, conservative measures are enough to manage the pain. But these treatment measures are not always successful.
Sometimes, a minor arthorscopy is enough to alleviate the discomfort. In the worst case, the patient needs an artificial joint.
A consultation with our orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons can be scheduled anytime to discuss all the treatment options in order to recommend a therapy that suits your case.
Thick knee/water in the knee
“Water in the knee” or “thick knee” is an increased accumulation of fluid in the knee. It is a sign of irritation of the knee joint, which may have various causes, including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatism or acute injuries. If discomfort is strong, a puncture may be needed to ease the strain on the knee. However, it is crucial to identify the cause of the effusion and introduce the treatment that is optimal for the patient.
Front knee pain
Pains around the kneecap or in the front part of the knee can be caused by osteoarthritis behind the kneecap, unequal load distribution due to tilted positioning of the kneecap, incorrect tracking of the kneecap by the thigh muscles or strain on the cartilage behind the kneecap. Conservative measures are often enough to alleviate the pain. In rare cases, a small surgical intervention is needed.
Our orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons will be happy to consult you at Germering Orthopedics. The best treatment for you will be planned together with you.
Buckling/instability in the knee
What causes buckling or instability in the knee? There may be meniscus damage or the anterior cruciate ligament or the inner or outer ligament may be injured. Our orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons at Germering Orthopedics will discuss with you whether conservative or surgical treatment is best for you on the basis of their findings and plan the appropriate treatment.