Know Which Knee Pain Symptoms Require the Attention of a Physician
Knee pain symptoms are a relatively common occurrence, as few other joints in the body are put under as much daily stress as the knee. A complex system of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, the knee is subject to wear and tear over time, which can cause a wide range of conditions. Because it is a hinge joint with little ability to rotate, the knee is also particularly susceptible to sudden injury.
Due to the intricacy and delicacy of the knee joint, persistent knee pain should be quickly attended to by an experienced orthopedic physician. Some common pain symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Crunching or popping noises
- Swelling and stiffness
- Instability or weakness
- The inability to fully extend the knee
For patients who incur serious knee injuries or whose knee pain symptoms are diagnosed as significant knee conditions, Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopedics Program offers the highest quality medical care. We take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic care, giving our patients access to all of the resources they’ll need to address their knee pain, recover from their injury, and improve their quality of life. From day one until discharge, patients who choose TGH will work with the same team of professionals, which may include physicians, surgeons, ARNPs, RNs, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and care coordinators. This commitment to our patients has helped earn us a place on U.S.News & World Report’s list of high performing hospitals for knee replacement.
A patient who wishes to have their knee evaluated by the orthopedics team at TGH must first receive a referral from a qualified physician who can be found using our PhysicianFinder or by calling 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).