The future of knee pain treatment is happening now at Beaumont. Our orthopedic specialists are experts in both surgical and non-surgical treatments for knee pain and knee joint disorders, so we can offer you the type of individualized care that can help you get back to normal sooner.
Our orthopedic knee surgeons care for patients with disabling knee joint injuries and conditions. We have an orthopedic laboratory that is dedicated to studying and testing new treatment options, so we truly are pioneering the treatments of the future right here in Michigan. From the latest in knee replacement techniques to regrowing your own knee cartilage, we have what you need to relieve your knee pain.
Some common causes of knee pain
There are many conditions and injuries that can cause knee pain and dysfunction. Some of the more common causes are:
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout and more)
- Tendonitis (patellar tendonitis), runner’s knee, jumper’s knee
- Meniscus tear
- ACL injury
- Fracture or break
- Dislocated kneecap
- Hip or foot pain that causes you to change the way you walk
When should you see an orthopedic specialist?
Knee pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. It can be caused by normal wear and tear, injury, accidents and sports. If you’re having problems with your knee, how do you know whether you should see a doctor?
If you see any deformity, you should see a doctor right away. You should also make an appointment if you cannot move your leg or put any weight on it without experiencing pain or feeling unstable. If you have sudden pain, serious swelling, or you can’t move your knee, you should call your doctor.
If you have knee pain or discomfort, and it doesn’t seem serious, you don’t have to wait it out and suffer. If your knee has been bothering you for a while and you can’t seem to make the pain go away, you may want to call. If ice, heat, rest, compression and pain relieving medication aren’t doing the trick after two weeks, make an appointment.
In Canton, Michigan, Beaumont offers specialized treatment on a walk-in basis and you'll be able to get everything from same-day exams and imaging to surgical referrals and expedited access to specialists.
When to visit the clinic, as opposed to a Beaumont emergency center
Your treatment options will vary depending on what type of knee condition or injury you have, the severity of your symptoms and how they are impacting your life, the long-term prognosis of surgical repair versus non-surgical options, your preference and tolerance for different treatments, your age and other factors.
When you see an orthopedic knee specialist at Beaumont, you can expect to be a partner in your own treatment plan. Together, you and your surgeon can decide whether you want to have surgery now or wait and see if other options might be successful. If you do want surgery, your surgeon will talk with you about what your surgical options are.
Knee surgery at Beaumont
Arthritis is the most common condition leading to knee surgery, and many people prefer knee replacement procedures to treat arthritis in their knee(s). At Beaumont, we perform thousands of knee replacement surgeries each year, including:
Orthopedic knee specialists at Beaumont
Beaumont is at the forefront of research in procedures ranging from knee replacement to cartilage restoration treatment.
Physicians across the region send patients to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak when they require more complex knee revision surgery for failed total joints. Our orthopedic knee surgeons have special training in joint preservation procedures designed to prevent the progression of arthritic or congenital disease in young adults.
Knee pain resources
As experts in knee pain and treatment for the conditions that cause knee pain, we understand how important it is to you to find the right treatment for you and your lifestyle. To help you decide what’s best for you, we’ve developed some free resources.
Beaumont Health locations
Beaumont has seven locations across Metro Detroit with orthopedic programs that can help you with caring for your knee. Learn more about each location.
Connect with our orthopedic knee specialists
At Beaumont, our orthopedic surgeons are breaking new ground and pioneering treatments that improve the lives of patients dealing with knee pain and other orthopedic conditions. Whether you’re seeking help with an existing condition, you would like a diagnosis, or you are looking for help with recovery and rehabilitation, Beaumont joint pain doctors can help. Beaumont has orthopedic specialists who offer the treatments and services you need.
Call us at 800-633-7377 to make an appointment, or request an appointment online.