Bad Habits That Could Be Contributing to Your Knee Pain

Your knees are pretty miraculous tools. They keep you upright, allow you to play the sports you love, and enable you to frolic with your pup, engage in gardening therapy, and tear it up on the dance floor.

As with so many parts of your body, when things are working well, you take them for granted. When there’s a problem though, you take notice immediately. Knee problems can really cramp your style by causing pain, limiting your mobility, and lowering your quality of life.  

Our orthopedics team at Crescent City Orthopedics & Physical Therapy has unmatched experience in diagnosing, treating, alleviating, and if possible, eliminating knee pain. We want to help you get back to doing what you love the most. 

How can I figure out the cause of my knee pain?

You might want to start thinking about how you use your knees, the activities you enjoy, your age, and your family history. All of these factors are linked to knee pain. 

Routine repetitive movements like walking and bending down can contribute to knee pain and so can playing sports. Whether you’re an enthusiastic daily runner or a weekend sports warrior, your knees take a beating from these activities as well. 

At our practice, we’ve seen everything from a torn meniscus or an ACL tear after a bad landing during soccer practice, to tendinitis of the knee from the constant jumping in basketball. 

Finally, degenerative diseases like arthritis are major culprits when it comes to chronic knee discomfort, as is the simple act of aging. 

Am I doing things that contribute to my knee pain?

You might be. Even though some knee problems are unavoidable, there are habits you can break that stave off many others:

If you avoid abusing or injuring your knees by maintaining a healthy weight and being mindful of avoiding falls, you have every reason to expect that they will continue to serve you well. 

Treatment of knee pain

If you’re doing all the right things but still suffering from knee pain, our team members, several of whom specialize in knee treatment, are here to help.

We use a variety of diagnostic tools — including discussing your medical history and knee pain particulars, evaluating your knees, and ordering imaging tests — to get the clearest picture possible, literally and figuratively, of your knees. 

This information allows our clinicians to create a treatment plan that’s designed for you, and only you. Care might include medication, rest, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, minimally invasive procedures, and if necessary, surgery. 

Our dynamic and caring team allows you all the time you need to tell us about your situation, medical condition, and treatment preferences. Our Metairie office is convenient no matter where you live in the greater New Orleans area, so call us or book an appointment online. We’ll get you to where you want to be with your knees.

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