Many people have dealt with knee problems at some point in their life. Whether the problem is chronic knee pain associated with a rheumatic or inflammatory condition or acute due to a sports or recreational injury, knee pain can seriously impact your way of life and will likely require some sort of attention.
The knee is the largest joint in the body. The lower bone of the knee and the upper bones of the knee are separated by two discs which are known as menisci. The upper and lower leg bones are connected to the knee by tendons, muscles and ligaments and the joint of the knee itself is covered by articular cartilage to help the knee move smoothly. Problems with the knee can be associated with any of these structures and chronic issues relating to these structures may cause more issues the longer the problems exist. For this reason, it is important that when you are suffering from knee pain, you find out what the underlying issue is which is causing the pain to protect your knee from further damage. As damage in the knee continues, solving the problems becomes a bigger job going from physical therapy to more serious solutions such as knee surgery. Catching and dealing with knee problems early may help. Whether you are coping with issues relating to acute knee pain or chronic knee pain caused by arthritis, gout or infections, physical therapy may be the solution.
Rheumatologist Davison MI
If you live in Davison and are looking for a rheumatologist, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan is accepting new patients. Located in the city of Brighton, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan is less than an hour from Davison. If you are suffering from knee pain, rheumatic conditions or other inflammatory conditions, we may be able to help you. Contact us today at 810.225.7553 or simply fill out the contact form below to set up an appointment today.