The economic and social impacts of knee pain related to osteoarthritis are profound. Symptoms include pain in the knee when standing or walking, swelling, stiffness, weakness, instability, popping/crunching noises, and an inability to fully straighten the knee.
Many patients discover that they have ‘flare-ups’, which pass with home treatments and rest. Over time however, theses conditions may get worse and become more constant. There are many causes of knee pain, which can be related to old injuries including meniscal tears which may have required repair, chronic bursitis, and chronic tendinitis of the patella (knee cap).