Knee Pain St. Petersburg
Searching for the Best knee Pain Doctor in St. Petersburg can be a challenging task if you do not understand exactly what you are looking for.
Are you having difficulty exercising due to knee pain? Dr. Maggio will help you with the right treatment to alleviate the pain.
What causes knee pain? Knee pain is often the great mystery of the human body and in most cases it is the symptom of other areas of the body not moving correctly, including your neck and shoulders. In some cases a direct trauma can be the true cause and those cases more than likely need a surgical intervention many even hide the trauma with cortisone shots, but if you have knee pain without any trauma you are a perfect candidate for our office.
Knee conditions we see in the office:
1. Meniscus Tears: This is one of the most common pain generators in the knee and the main reason people end up at the orthopedic surgeons office. The problem is the meniscus is usually getting damaged because it is getting overloaded by the hip and/or ankle not working correctly, which in turn can cause the knee to get overloaded. With our treatments we are able to take the pressure off the knee and make the meniscus tear not a big deal, thus avoiding surgery. In many cases the surgical portion of meniscal tears don’t do well because it is the symptom but not the true cause of the problem.
2. Baker’s Cysts: This is another one of those cases where the fluid of the knee is building up due to the knee being damaged and overloaded. We are able to get to the root cause of the problem to get rid of the cyst by restoring normal biomechanics back to the knee, so no need to keep getting that knee drained!
3. Runner’s/Jumpers Knee: All this diagnosis tells us is that the knee is painful, its another incomplete diagnosis. Often the knee hurts because other areas in the body are overloading the knee, especially the hip and ankle. Through our detailed biomechanical examination we can get to the root cause and fully fix the problem.
4. Knee Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of the knee is very common in anyone over 50 and those that have been very active over the years, the goals of our treatments is to reduce as much adhesion as possible to keep ideal range of motion to help slow down degeneration. Even if you are considering surgery it is important to have a round of treatment on the adhesion before the surgery to help with the rehab process and make sure you do as best as you can.
5. Patellar Tracking Disorder: All this tells us is that something is wrong with the way the knee moves, its incomplete and won't help dictate treatment.