Your knee is essential for your mobility. You are bending it constantly, whether you are walking, running, sitting down, or kneeling. It is a joint that is an intricate system of bones, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. It should move smoothly. When your knee works effectively with ease, you tend to take it for granted. Everything can change in a blink if you experience a knee injury. Suddenly, you find yourself dealing with pain that can be excruciating. It’s much harder to get around when your knee won’t work the way that it should. If your knee is injured and doesn’t improve, you need to get a professional evaluation. Dr. Olsen can help you to get your knee back on track.
Get a Proper Diagnosis
The first step is to figure out what is wrong with your knee. You may have experienced trauma, such as a blow to the knee or a hard fall. You could have placed too much weight or strain on the joint. Your knee could have twisted the wrong way. Regardless of how it was injured, Dr. Olsen will be able to assess your knee in order to figure out what kind of injury you have. Common knee injuries include fractures, such as a fractured kneecap, a damaged ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, a torn meniscus, a dislocated kneecap, bursitis, tendonitis, torn tendons, ligament damage, or strain on the iliotibial band. Dr. Olsen may be able to diagnose your condition through physical examination and a review of your symptoms. Otherwise, medical imagery will be used to pinpoint the source of your discomfort.
A Treatment Plan Will Be Created for You
The next step will be to create the proper treatment plan for your knee injury. If you are dealing with an issue of straining your knee in some way, Dr. Olsen will recommend that you rest the joint. You can apply ice, take pain relievers, and give your knee a break. This can be a challenge when you are an athlete or extremely active, but you don’t want a minor problem to deteriorate into something worse. If you are dealing with different types of inflammation, you may benefit from steroid injections in your knee. Dr. Olsen may advise you to wear a knee brace to give it extra support until your knee is feeling better. If you have a tear or some other form of trauma to your knee, surgery may be the only option. As you heal, physical therapy can help you to regain flexibility and strength.
Make Your Appointment with Dr. Olsen for Your Knee Injury Today
The most important thing you can do for your knee injury is act now. If you have experienced trauma to you knee, from a fall or some other severe blow, you should have your knee evaluated as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Olsen with any type of injury that has affected your knee. You will have peace of mind when you know an expert is making your knee a priority. Contact Olsen Orthopedics today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in OKC.