Some knee pain develops and gradually worsens over time, while other pain may arise as a result of an injury, such as a fall or a sports injury. While knee pain will sometimes come and go with increased activity, the following symptoms could be a sign that it’s time to see an orthopedist:

  • A popping or snapping noise around the knee
  • If you knees gives out while walking, running, jumping or turning
  • Severe joint pain in the knee, behind the knee
  • Inability to bend the knee
  • Swelling of the knee joint, the area around the knee or the calf area

The treatment options vary by condition and there are many different options including:

  • Injections of anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Injections of a synthetic joint fluid to replace lost joint fluid
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery to repair soft tissue injuries
  • Total joint replacement