It’s a wonderful thing to be able to get down on the floor to play with your children or see eye to eye with your vegetable garden or climb a hill for a better look at the sunset. Painful knees can hold you back. Contact Mercyhealth’s orthopedic specialists about knee surgery or therapy options.
Your knees are made of a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves that can be thrown out of balance by injury or illness. Many people have problems with their ligaments and cartilage (especially the meniscus, a special piece of cartilage in the knee) when they age or after years of athletic- or work-related wear and tear.
If you are suffering aches or sharp pains and having trouble standing up, walking, running or bearing weight on your knees, it could be:
Mercyhealth orthopedic specialists offer a range of treatments from conservative to more invasive: physical therapy, orthopedic devices, injection therapies and reconstruction surgery.