Knee pain

Knee pain may originate from several pathologies, with multiple causes:

  • Inflammation
  • Congenital malformation
  • Trauma (fracture, sprain)
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Harmful effects of gravity

 

Of all knee ailments, osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of discomfort. This disease provides the gradual deterioration of the joint. The main symptoms are pain during walking and going up and down stairs, stiffness and swelling of the joint.

Many knee deformations are also found, which can cause discomfort due to displacement of the pressures on the joint. They include:

 

What Medicus can do for you

Specific knee conditions are as diverse as their treatment options. By meeting one of our credentialed orthotists and prosthetists, you will obtain a complete evaluation of your condition. They list your symptoms, identify your needs and suggest an effective treatment to relieve your pain This could involve wearing foot orthotics, ankle orthotics or braces and special shoes. Adequate support provides you with increased safety of movement and restoration of performance.

MAIN PATHOLOGIES

 

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Knee osteoarthritis, or gonarthrosis, leads to degeneration of the cartilage of the joint (menisci). Over time, the cartilage disappears completely and the bones rub directly against each other. [Learn more…]

 

KNEE SPRAIN

A knee sprain is an injury (stretching or tearing) of one or more of the knee ligaments. [Learn more…]

 

GENOU VALGUM

Genu valgum corresponds to a deformation of the limbs, which are curved inward. [Learn more…]

 

GENOU VARUM

Genu varum is a deformation that is the opposite of genu valgum (knock-knees), involving outward curvature of the legs. [Learn more…]

 

GENOU RECURVATUM

Genu recurvatum, or back knee, corresponds to a deformation of the knee joint so that the knee is hyperextended in relation to the thigh when in a standing position. [Learn more…]

 

GENOU FLEXUM

Genu flexum, or constant flexed knee, corresponds to an attitude of the joint which cannot extend fully, for a congenital or acquired reason. [Learn more…]

 

KNEE INSTABILITY

An unstable knee is often due to ligament laxity. The slippage of its structures not only makes it susceptible to injuries, but also leads to misalignment of the entire lower limb, from the hip to the ankle.  [Learn more…]

 

PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME

Patellofemoral syndrome is characterized by an irritation of the cartilage within the knee between the kneecap and the femur. [Learn more…]