Anterior Knee Pain
Pain that is experienced in the front and center of the knee is referred to as anterior knee pain. This type of knee injury is most commonly associated with young athletes who complain of anterior knee pain during or after sporting activities. In many cases, anterior knee pain is simply the product of insufficient rest, strengthening and stretching.
However, anterior knee pain may be a symptom of an injury, illness or abnormality in the kneecap (patella) or the joint itself. If you suffer from frequent anterior knee pain, seeking a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who has sports medicine experience is recommended.
The majority of patients who present with anterior knee pain go through a conservative treatment plan at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We are committed to avoiding overly invasive surgeries that are often unnecessary and may result in long-term problems for the patient.
Minimally Invasive Knee Procedures
There are a number of minimally invasive procedures used at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics to address the causes of knee pain. The first step is seeking a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who understands how to get to the bottom of your knee pain. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds have experience in sports medicine, as well as orthopedic surgery.
The goal of a minimally invasive approach to underlying issues that cause knee pain is the preservation of the joint. Partial or complete joint replacements should be reserved for cases where the knee has suffered irreparable damage. We are focused on helping you avoid further damage through conservative measures such as physical therapy, orthotics and footwear recommendations.
For further information on what may be causing your anterior knee pain and suitable treatment options, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California today. We offer treatment options that are both effective and affordable.