Knee Joint Pain - Causes & Treatments

Mar 14, 2023

About Knee Joint Pain

Knee joint pain is a common condition that affects individuals in the geriatric and aging population. The knee joint, consisting of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, is susceptible to wear and tear over time, leading to discomfort and pain. At Regency Square Care Center, we understand the impact knee pain can have on your daily life, and we are here to provide comprehensive care and effective treatment options.

Causes of Knee Joint Pain

There are several factors that can contribute to knee joint pain:


Osteoarthritis is one of the primary causes of knee pain among the elderly. It occurs when the protective cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears down, causing bones to rub against each other. This friction results in pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects the joints, including the knees. The body's immune system mistakenly attacks the synovium, a thin membrane that lines the joints, leading to inflammation, pain, and joint deformity.


Knee injuries, such as ligament tears (ACL, MCL), meniscus tears, or fractures, can cause significant knee pain. These injuries can occur due to sports activities, falls, or accidents.


Bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion the knee joint, can also contribute to knee pain. Excessive kneeling or repetitive stress on the knees can lead to bursitis.

Overuse and Wear

Excessive weight, overuse, or repetitive strain on the knee joint can accelerate the wear and tear process, resulting in knee pain. Conditions like patellar tendinitis and iliotibial band syndrome commonly occur due to such overuse.

Treatment Options

At Regency Square Care Center, we offer a range of treatment options to help alleviate knee joint pain and improve your quality of life:


Depending on the underlying cause and severity of your knee pain, our experienced medical professionals may prescribe pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, or corticosteroid injections to manage pain and inflammation.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy plays a crucial role in managing knee pain. Our dedicated team of therapists will design a personalized exercise program to strengthen the muscles around the knee, improve flexibility, and provide pain relief.


In some cases, injections such as hyaluronic acid or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be administered to promote tissue regeneration and reduce pain and inflammation in the knee joint.

Surgical Options

If conservative treatments do not alleviate knee pain, our skilled surgeons can discuss surgical options, such as arthroscopy, arthroplasty, or knee replacement, to restore joint function and reduce discomfort.

Lifestyle Modifications

Our healthcare professionals can provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, including weight management techniques, exercises to minimize stress on the knee, and the use of assistive devices like knee braces or canes.

Contact Us for Expert Geriatric Care

Regency Square Care Center specializes in providing comprehensive geriatric and aging care, including the effective management of knee joint pain. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to improving your overall well-being and helping you find relief from knee pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better joint health.

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Category: Health - Geriatric and Aging Care



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