Anterior Knee Pain Treatment
The anterior portion of the knee involves the center and inner area of the joint. When you experience anterior knee pain, it can be due to injuries or conditions that affect the patella (kneecap) or the surrounding tissues. If you have frontal knee pain that does not go away with rest and conservative treatment, you may need diagnosis and medical care for relief. Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center offers anterior knee pain treatment in Miami, FL.
What Causes Anterior Knee Pain?
When you have acute pain in the front and interior side of the knee, it is often caused by damage or irritation to the patella. The kneecap moves and slides as the knee bends and straightens, pulled by tendons attached to the quadriceps and tibia. If the patella is off track or there is damaged cartilage under the kneecap bone, you may experience anterior knee pain as the patella moves when walking, running or jumping. Jumper’s knee is one of the more common causes of patella-related pain, a type of tendonitis of the patella tendon that attaches to the tibia. Runner’s knee can also cause anterior knee pain, involving inflammation of the tendon between the patella and quadricep or femur.
Relief for Frontal Knee Pain
If you have ongoing anterior knee pain, treatment can provide relief once the condition is diagnosed. Our knee specialists can determine the cause of your pain and determine the best treatment for relieving pain and improving function. Many conditions such as runner’s or jumper’s knee can be treated with physical therapy and pain management options.
Surgery is only recommended for patella or anterior knee pain that does not respond to conservative or non-surgical treatments. This may be the case if there are loose bodies in the knee joint or damaged cartilage that is causing restriction of the patella movement. Removal and repair of the cartilage may be needed to relieve the pain and restore normal function.
If you have anterior knee pain that is impacting your mobility or quality of life, contact our team at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery center. Call our office in Miami, FL, to schedule a knee exam and consultation to determine the best solution for relieving your knee pain.