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Common knee injuries can affect people of all ages and activity levels. They can result from sports activities, accidents, overuse, or degenerative conditions. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing knee injuries.
Treatment options may include rest, use of an orthopedic support, therapy and in some cases prescribed medication. If you experience knee pain or suspect a knee injury, CPCUC will provide a proper diagnosis and a full treatment plan for your injury.
Sprains and Strains*: Knee sprains involve the stretching or tearing of ligaments that support the knee joint, while strains involve injury to the muscles or tendons around the knee. These injuries often occur due to sudden twisting or impact.
Torn Ligament (ACL): The ACL is a key ligament in the knee that stabilizes the joint. ACL tears are common in sports and activities that involve pivoting, sudden stops, or quick changes in direction.
Torn Ligament (MCL): The MCL is located on the inside of the knee and is commonly injured when there's a direct impact outside of the knee or during twisting motions.
Meniscus Tear: The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage that cushions the knee joint. Tears can occur due to sudden twisting, squatting, or repetitive movements. Meniscus injuries are common among athletes.
Patellar Tendonitis ( Jumper's Knee): This condition involves inflammation and pain in the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). It often occurs from repetitive jumping or overuse.
*What it the difference between a Sprain and a Strain?
The symptoms can be very similar for both sprains and strains, as you may experience bruising, pain, swelling, limited flexibility, and range of motion with either. The main difference, is a sprain may have bruising while a strain will not, but it can have spasms of the muscle.
Telling the two apart requires medical expertise and treatment as there are three grades of these injuries and each with different levels of care. Additionally, the pain and or swelling associated with sprains and strains can be indicators of a more severe tear, stress fracture or a broken bone which will become evident through our examination.
If your injury is severe enough to require more extensive treatment or surgery, CPCUC can refer you directly to one of our local affiliated specialized Physicians for extended treatment and care.
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