Many people put off seeing the doctor when they are in pain. They don’t want to create a fuss, they don’t want the expense of a doctor’s bill, or they are afraid of what they will learn. Unfortunately, this means many people don’t catch serious knee problems early on and only see a doctor when the problem is severe.
At ViscoGen™, we specialize in treating patients with chronic and acute knee pain through innovative, non-surgical treatment programs, so that they can get back to the activities they enjoy. If you recognize any of the following red flags – go see a knee pain doctor as they may indicate an injury or condition that needs attention.
The Pain or Swelling Continues After 48 Hours
Most people try to treat knee pain with RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). This treatment plan is great if it works. However, if more than two days have passed and your knee is not showing any signs of improvement, you need to see a doctor. This is a sign that your body is not healing on its own and the injury could actually get worse the more you walk on it.
The Pain is Accompanied by Fever and Other Symptoms
When something is wrong, your body sends out warning signals. Pain is one of them, but you could also experience fever as your body tries to fix the issue. Listen to your body and seek out a knee pain doctor. They can help figure out what is wrong.
You Cannot Bear Weight on Your Knee
Not only is the inability to bear weight on your knee a huge warning sign, it also prevents you from living your life. If you can’t walk around, you need to limit your activities and will end up building your entire day around your knee. Don’t wait for your knee to heal if you can’t walk on it. Get the treatment you need.
Your Knee Appears Out of Place or Deformed
You don’t need to be a doctor to recognize when your knee is out of place. If there is a popping sound when you injure your knee or it doesn’t look like it should, then you need to treat the problem. An out-of-place knee won’t return to its normal functioning levels on its own.
Many people avoid seeing a doctor because they worry that they need surgery. However, this isn’t always the case. When you see a knee pain doctor at ViscoGen™, they will look for ways to treat your symptoms without surgery. In particular, we recommend our KneeVisc 5® non-surgical knee pain treatment to many qualified patients each year. Call us today to see if this treatment option is right for you!