Steven J Svabek, DO, PA
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Spine Surgeon located in Coral Springs, FL
About 25% of adults experience limited mobility and physical activities brought on by knee pain. Whether your knee pain is caused by an injury, arthritis, or some unknown cause, Steven J. Svabek, DO, PA, in Coral Springs, Florida, provides complete care. Among his treatments are knee surgery, knee replacement, and rehabilitation. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online for expert knee pain care.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain is sometimes the result of regular daily physical activity and the natural aging process. Wear-and-tear on the knee joints or arthritis commonly cause knee pain in older people. You can also experience knee pain if you have a foot condition that affects standing and walking.
Among the most common conditions that cause knee pain are:
- Broken bones
- Ligament or meniscus tears
- Runner’s knee
Sports injuries involving a twisted knee or awkward force on the knee also cause knee pain.
Does knee pain cause other symptoms?
It’s possible to have knee pain without other symptoms, but people with knee pain also commonly experience:
- Difficulty walking
- Limits on movement
- Locked knee joint
If you have torn ligaments, you can experience knee buckling or the sensation that it can’t support your weight.
How is knee pain treated?
Most people begin knee pain treatment with conservative methods and nonsurgical therapies, including:
- Resting and avoiding physical activity
- Steroid injections
- Knee brace
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical therapy
- Orthotics (custom-fitted shoe inserts)
If conservative methods don’t relieve your pain and heal your knee, Dr. Svabek might suggest surgery. Whenever possible, Dr. Svabek uses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair the knee and help you recover faster.
What is a knee replacement?
Some causes of knee pain require knee replacement surgery. Dr. Svabek removes damaged bone and cartilage from your shinbone, thighbone, and kneecap during knee replacement. He replaces the damaged components with prosthetic pieces made of metal, plastic, or polymer to restore function and mobility.
To decide if you need a knee replacement, Dr. Svabek takes X-rays to determine the extent of knee damage. He examines your knee’s strength, range of motion, and stability. If Dr. Svabek believes that knee replacement is needed, he’ll let you know which kind of surgery will be best based on your weight and overall fitness.
Knee replacement surgery is ideal for patients with osteoarthritis. If you experience problems walking, getting in and out of chairs, or climbing stairs, you might need knee replacement surgery.
Don’t ignore knee pain. Call Steven J. Svabek, DO, today or book an appointment online for comprehensive knee pain care.