Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in Hinsdale, IL

Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is a common complaint, affecting 25% of adults. At DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics in Hinsdale, Illinois, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Koutsky, MD, and the team offer minimally invasive treatments and surgery for knee pain. Their knowledge and expertise ensure relief from pain and improved mobility. Call DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics today to schedule knee pain treatment, or book your visit online. 

Knee Pain Q&A

Do I need to worry about knee pain?

Almost everyone has knee pain on occasion. That’s because your knees are among the most flexible joints. They support your upper body and help with daily movements like walking and running. 

Most knee pain improves with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. Contact DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics if your knee pain continues for more than a week and keeps you from work or other activities. 

What causes knee pain?

The DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics team treats knee pain caused by various musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Runner’s knee
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Meniscus tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

You might benefit from treatment if you suffer a knee injury at work due to a fall or collision. DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics regularly provides workers’ compensation services to employees in the area. 

How does an orthopaedic surgeon diagnose knee pain?

Dr. Koutsky reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs and what it feels like. He also asks whether it extends into other areas, like your thigh, calf, or shin. 

Dr. Koutsky examines your knee and the surrounding skin, looking for redness, bruising, and swelling. Then, he checks your knee’s range of motion and assesses your muscle strength and reflexes. 

Some knee injuries can be diagnosed with a visual exam, but if Dr. Koutsky suspects a fracture or a dislocated kneecap, he orders X-rays to confirm. 

How does an orthopaedic surgeon treat knee pain?

Dr. Koutsky and the DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics team treat knee pain using a conservative, minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:

  • Applying ice or heat packs
  • Activity changes to reduce inflammation
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Wearing a knee brace
  • Using crutches or a cane while the knee heals
  • Topical treatments, like ointments or rubs

Most knee pain improves with a combination of these measures, but if your symptoms continue or worsen, you might benefit from orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Koutsky regularly performs minimally invasive and open orthopaedic surgery at Elmhurst Hospital in Hinsdale.

Dr. Koutsky’s extensive training allows him to perform most surgical procedures on an outpatient basis. That prevents the need for a hospital stay and results in less pain, smaller scars, and a quicker recovery. 

Call DuPage Spine and Orthopaedics today to schedule an appointment, or book your visit online.