Knee Pain

What is knee pain, and how is it treated?

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What Is Knee Pain?

Knee pain is the second most common type of chronic pain in the United States. It may be the result of an injury, such as a ligament or cartilage tear, or from a medical condition such as arthritis. 

Symptoms that are sometimes associated with knee pain include:

  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Weakness and instability
  • Popping or grinding 
  • Difficulty fully straightening the knee

Knee pain can be minor and respond well to self-care such as RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  

When the pain does not subside and persists for more than a few days, or when the knee is difficult to move or swollen, it is important to consult one of the Board Certified Orthopedic Knee Specialists at OrthoNeuro to find the underlying cause of the pain.

Knee pain can be the result of underlying conditions, including:


Meniscus tears

Knee ligament tears (ACL, MCL, PCL)

Osteoarthritis

Patella tendonitis

Patella tendon tear

Patella dislocation or fracture

Knee sprain

The Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OrthoNeuro have helped thousands of patients with knee pain return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.

How Is Knee Pain Treated at OrthoNeuro?

At OrthoNeuro, our multidisciplinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Team consists of Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Physical Therapists – each of whom collaborates to decide the best treatment plan for you based on your unique condition and lifestyle.

At OrthoNeuro, we offer the latest in conservative as well as surgical treatment options for knee pain, including:

In most cases, we begin with the most conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery if knee pain does not respond to these conservative treatments.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Knee Specialist Today!

If you have been experiencing chronic knee pain, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

Knee Specialists

If you have a severe knee injury or chronic knee pain that reduces your mobility or quality of life, contact OrthoNeuro to schedule a consultation. Our expert orthopedic surgeons are on hand to diagnose and treat your knee problem.

Michael B. Cannone, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark E. Gittins, DO, FAOAO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Ryan M. Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

B. Rodney Comisar, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon

J. Mark Hatheway, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark T. Kolich, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Keith A. LaDu, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeremy R. Mathis, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Meniscus repair six months ago. Surgery went smoothly. Dr. set realistic expectations that have been met. Great team to work with

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