Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Madison & Stoughton, WI
You don’t think much about your knees until they start to give you trouble. If you’re living with knee pain, it’s time to get in touch with Dr. Rawal and his team of experts at OrthoTeam Clinic. At the office in Madison & Stoughton, Wisconsin, they identify the cause of your knee pain and find the right treatment to bring you relief. To alleviate your knee pain, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q&A
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain can affect anyone of any age. Some of the leading causes of knee pain include:
- Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Meniscus tears
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Issues in the hip or foot
Clearly, a wide variety of factors can contribute to pain in your knee. If you feel discomfort when you put weight on your knee, have trouble straightening it, hear a clicking sound as you move, or feel instability in your knee, don’t hesitate to reserve an appointment with Dr. Rawal.
He assesses your knee pain using the right diagnostic tools and procedures to determine what’s causing your knee pain. Then he discusses your knee pain treatment options with you.
How is knee pain treated?
The way knee pain is treated depends on the root cause of your pain. Common conditions include meniscus tears, ligament tears, cartilage injuries, and osteoarthritis.Some of the treatments Dr. Rawal may recommend for your knee pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Changes to your daily activities
He discusses each option that would be effective for your knee pain and lets you know what level of pain relief you can expect with each.
If surgery is the right option for you, Dr. Rawal offers a variety of surgical treatments, including:
- Meniscus repair
- Meniscal root repair
- Meniscus transplant
- ACL reconstruction
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
- Other types of ligament reconstruction
- Cartilage restoration
- Custom knee replacement
He tells you what type of procedure will best address the root cause of your knee pain and bring you relief. He also offers knee arthroscopy.
What is knee arthroscopy?
In addition to open surgery, Dr. Rawal offers knee arthroscopy. During an arthroscopic procedure, he only needs to make a small incision or a series of small incisions in your knee. He then uses an arthroscope — a thin, flexible instrument with a camera at the end — to access the surgery site through the tiny incision.
With arthroscopic surgery, this minimally invasive treatment can lead to quicker recovery with less pain.
Find the right knee pain treatment for you by calling OrthoTeam Clinic or scheduling an appointment online today.