Our specialty-trained knee doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions.
One of the most common complaints of pain from orthopedic patients is knee pain, which occurs for many different reasons. Whether pain strikes from an acute injury, such as from a sport or work activity, or has a slower onset from normal wear and tear, like arthritis, that increases throughout our lifetimes, knee pain is often a result of it being a weight-bearing joint. Additionally, being overweight is also a known risk for knee damage and pain. Though, when knee pain is significant, an experienced knee doctor can assess your knee pain and offer treatments, such as injections, knee replacement, or knee arthroscopy, to help ease or eliminate your discomfort.
When You Should Visit a Knee Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a doctor to have them assessed:
- Burning or tingling
- Knee appears pale or blue
- Knee buckling when going downstairs
- Pain in your kneecap
- Severely bruised knee
- Swelling after twisting your knee
- Weakness and the feeling of not being able to support your weight
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without knee surgery by our expertly trained knee specialists:
- Cartilage injuries
- Knee arthritis
- Knee damage due to sports injury
- Kneecap fracture
- Meniscus tears and injuries
- Loose bone fragments caught in the joint
- Ligament and tendon tears (ACL, MCL, or PCL)
- Sprains or strains
- Tendon damage
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best doctor or surgeon to treat your knee pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a knee specialist for your knee care.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained knee doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused specialty training in knee problems and surgery. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, our knee specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Knee Center, our doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From our sports medicine doctors to our specialty-trained knee joint surgeons, our knee specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Knee Center, its internationally renowned knee doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your knee issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our knee doctors in our Knee Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.