The meniscus is a rubbery cushion that sits in a C shape around your kneecap and acts as a stabilizer and a shock absorber. A...
People of all activity levels rely on their knees for stability and support. Whether you are a professional athlete or simply want to stand and walk without pain, the specialists at California Orthopedics & Spine are here to help. Our orthopedic surgeons and joint specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating knee problems to help you live your most active life. No two patients are alike, and your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific condition. After a consultation appointment, your joint specialist will be able to diagnose your condition and form an appropriate treatment plan to help you return to your active lifestyle.
Sometimes knee problems are a result of muscle imbalances or issues with other parts of the body. If this is the case, your doctor may recommend physical therapy and other nonsurgical or minimally invasive treatments. Sometimes regular wear and tear can leave the knees unable to move smoothly without pain. In other cases, an injury can cause a tear in the ligaments of the knee. Arthritis and other joint conditions can also affect your knees, causing discomfort and limited motion. When one part of the knee is out of balance, it can cause problems and discomfort for other parts of the knee, leg, and even your back. If you are experiencing knee problems, you may need one of the following treatments.