Ignite Wellness Clinic

Knee Pain Treatment

Knee Pain Treatment in Roanoke, VA

 
 

Due to Dr. Farmer’s expertise in Sports Medicine, he was asked to join the Sports Medicine team at Virginia Tech, where he served as one of the team Orthopedic surgeons for over 6 years and continues as a clinical instructor for the VT Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship program. He has also served as team physician for the Salem affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and currently is team Orthopedic surgeon for Roanoke College and Salem High School. If you are looking for specialized orthopedic care, contact Ignite Wellness Clinic to speak with our sports medicine specialist. Dr. Farmer specializes in the care of the upper and lower extremities, including injuries and joint preservation. To schedule your outpatient minimally invasive procedure at our wellness clinic in Roanoke, VA, please call (540) 358-8455 or request an appointment online.

Knee Conditions

Knee conditions are a common ailment, affecting patients of all ages. Knee pain may start after an injury but can also be caused by medical conditions like arthritis.

At Ignite Orthopaedic & Wellness, our providers specialize in treatment options that can bring you real relief from your symptoms. 

Meniscal Tears

One of the most common knee injuries, meniscal tears are often the result of twisting or rotating the knee. Meniscal tears can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and stiffness. They can restrict knee motion.

Other symptoms include popping sensations or feeling like your knee is locked in place when you try to move it.

PCL Tear

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is another ligament in the knee, running along the back and connecting the thighs and lower legs.

While PCL tears can happen to anyone, they are especially common amongst athletes who ski or play baseball, football, or soccer.

ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments connecting both of the bones in the knee. A partial or complete tear of the ACL can result from an injury or an overextension of the joint.

Symptoms can include pain, feelings of instability, and difficulty carrying on with the sport or activity where you sustained the injury.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints throughout the body, causing pain and stiffness. As a result, one of the most common spots for arthritic pain is the knees.

Although there are around 100 types of arthritis, arthritis in the knee typically is a result of osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Risk factors or causes for arthritis of the knee can include age, bone anomalies, injuries, stress, weight, or gout.

Patellar Instability

Patellar instability occurs when the kneecap (patella) moves out of the groove that holds it in place. This can further lead to partial or complete dislocation of the kneecap.

Conditions like cerebral palsy, down syndrome, or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may make a person more likely to develop patellar instability.

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