Knee pain may originate from several pathologies, with multiple causes:
- 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:
- Genu valgum (knock-knee)
- Genu varum (bow-leggedness)
- Genu recurvatum (knee hyperextension, or back knee)
- Genu flexum (constant flexed knee)
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.