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Don’t let knee pain keep you out of the game of life.
Dr. Martin or one of our other board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat your knee pain.
To schedule an appointment, call 704-863-HURT or visit our website.
Eight Sports Medicine & Injury Care centers are conveniently located throughout the community
Sports Medicine & Injury Care offers next-day appointment scheduling
Knee pain and injury can occur at any time, whether you’re out for a run, playing with your kids or doing some other seemingly harmless task around the house.
A sudden twist to the knee can cause major pain and lead to a serious injury.
“Oftentimes, it’s hard to avoid this type of injury,” said Anthony Martin, MD, a Carolinas HealthCare System sports medicine expert. “The most common tear occurs when the knee joint is bent and the knee is then twisted traumatically.”
Symptoms of a tear include pain on the inside or outside of knee, swelling, difficulty squatting, tenderness, and joint pain when walking, Dr. Martin said.
Tears and other injuries can occur during activities with quick pivots and stops, like soccer or a backyard game of tag. One of the first indicators of potentially serious injuries is swelling, which Dr.Martin notes is not normal. Other than a meniscus tear, swelling could potentially indicate a torn ligament, including the ACL.
Keeping the leg muscles strong may prevent knee pain or injury. Carolinas Rehabilitation expert Michael Agnone, PT, shares these six simple exercises.