Health and Wellness | 05/05/2015
Thomas A. Barrett, M.D.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
9 Stites Ave, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Recognizing a knee problem can occur at any time. Arthritic knee problems may be related to previous injury, demands placed on it over a lifetime, or a family predisposition.
When to seek help is usually prompted by either severe pain or just that nagging ache that won’t resolve. There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ remedies that most of us try at some point. Taking time out for a doctor appointment is saved for when other options don’t seem to make much headway toward resolving the problem.
Arthritic pain can become more than an annoyance for some. Giving up activities or declining invitations because the knee won’t “make it” are common concerns. In the worst cases even a good night’s sleep can be difficult.
When to See A Doctor?
If you are suffering from…
• Prolonged joint pain
• Joint swelling
• Redness or warmth about the joint
• Loss of sleep due to pain
• Pain after a period of rest
• Diminishing motion or progressive limp
• Limitation of normal activities
• Inability to participate as desired due to pain
• Multiple episodes of pain during a month
Many conditions can cause or contribute to joint pain and many treatments exist.
The Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates are experts in diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders, identifying and treating injuries, providing rehabilitation to an affected area and establishing a prevention protocol to inhibit further damage to a diseased area or component of the musculoskeletal system.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a
One-On-One Physician Consultation
Cape May Court House 609-465-2774
Somers Point 609-927-1991 | Galloway 609-404-3353
(Part 1 of 2, look for the second part in next month’s Health and Wellness)