Our knees and shoulders are important when it comes to a lot of the motions we make day in and day out. They also take a lot of abuse. Often, pain in your shoulder or knee can be an indication of an issue that starts underneath the joint. This is why it is so important to visit an orthopedic clinic to get to the root of the problem and start on the road to recovery.
What Causes Pain in the Shoulder or Knee?
Many things can injure these important body parts. Arthritis likes to target these areas as we age. Sports-related injuries are also common. The source of the pain in your shoulder or knee could have also come from a tendon or nerve injury, fracture, or some other trauma. No matter what caused the initial pain, the providers here at our orthopedic clinic are ready to help you feel better.
Common Shoulder Issues
The rotator cuff is a common source of problems when it comes to your shoulders. Both stiffness and arthritis in the area can lead to a great deal of pain. There are many types of shoulder problems, including:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Bicep tendonitis
- Labral injuries
These problems can result in symptoms such as clicking, popping, pain, weakness, and stiffness.
Common Knee Issues
Knee problems are surprisingly common. At our orthopedic clinic, we often see people having problems due to:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hyperextended knee
- Cartilage lesions
- Patella (kneecap) problems
- Meniscus injuries
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
These issues cause problems like locking, weakness, and pain in the knees.
Treating Shoulder or Knee Pain
Sometimes, non-surgical options may be enough to fix the problem. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Olsen and the team at our orthopedic clinic are here to help you understand how and why the procedure is done, as well as what to expect.
No matter what your needs are, the staff here at Olsen Orthopedics in Oklahoma City is here to help you return to your normal life as quickly and simply as possible. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started.