Getting around and doing everyday activities are harder when your knee hurts with every step you take. That’s because your knee absorbs much of your body’s pressure from the ground up.
You don’t have to live with knee pain. We can help. Consult an IBJI knee specialist if you are experiencing popping or crunching, swelling, instability, weakness, or a lessened range of motion..
Our specialists are experienced at treating the different types of injuries that athletes and non-athletes can suffer. We will work with you to pinpoint what’s causing your knee pain and create a customized knee pain relief treatment plan based on your goals.
Orthopedic Knee Conditions
IBJI’s knee doctors help patients with a wide range of knee conditions and injuries, including:
- ACL Tears
- Baker’s Cysts
- Bursitis (Pes Anserine Bursitis or Goosefoot Bursitis)
- Cartilage Injuries
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Dislocated Knee Caps
- Fractures of the Tibial Spine
- Jumper’s Knees
- Knee Sprains
- Knee Strains
- Ligament Injuries
- Meniscus Tears
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Patellar Fractures
- Runner’s Knees
- Septic Arthritis
- Shin Splints
- Tendon Ruptures
- Tibial Fractures
- Tibial Plateau Fractures
Knee Pain Treatments
IBJI’s fellowship-trained knee specialists offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to manage joint pain and restore mobility, including:
- Knee Replacement Surgery (Partial or Total)
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Joint Fluid Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
- Joint Fusion
- Medications (Analgesics & Cortisone Shots)
- Occupational Therapy
- Pain Management Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Sports Therapy
From inpatient and outpatient knee replacement surgery and arthroscopy to non-surgical options, such as pain management, physical therapy, and medical weight management, the knee specialists at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute will help you move better, so you can live better.
“I think of IBJI every time I have to walk far in the parking lot to my car. I can move like a normal person without any pain. It’s like magic, no one would ever think I had [my knees] replaced.”Linda Gordon
Common Knee Conditions Treated at IBJI
Osteoarthritis is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body.
A fracture is a condition in which you break a bone in your knee. These fractures are caused by high-energy or impact injuries.
Knee sprains occur from overstretching of the ligaments that support the knee joint. A knee sprain may result when your knee ligaments are twisted or turned beyond their normal range of motion, which can cause them to tear.
ACL tears occur when the ACL ligament in the knee joint is torn. The ACL ligament is one of the bands of tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. An ACL tear can be painful and cause your knee to become unstable.
Knee instability results when you have one or more dislocation or partial dislocation. The patella is a small piece of bone in front of the knee that slides up and down the femoral groove during movements, such as bending and stretching. The ligaments on the inner and outer sides hold the patella in place to avoid dislocation of the patella from the groove.
Runner’s knee, also called patellofemoral pain syndrome, causes pain in the front of your knee. It involves the patella. That’s the bone we commonly call the “kneecap.” The patella slides up and down in a groove on your femur as you bend and extend your knee. If you have this syndrome, you may have injured the soft tissues that support and cushion your kneecap. Or, you may have some damage to the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap.