Daniel Haber MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Campbell, CA
The reason for your knee pain may be a sports injury, wear and tear due to aging or extra weight, or something else. No matter why your knee is causing problems, the team at Daniel Haber MD, is ready to help. Dr. Haber and his carefully chosen team of experts can help Campbell, California, area patients to beat knee pain and feel whole again.
Knee Pain Q&A
Why does knee pain happen?
There are a variety of reasons for knee pain, with some of the most common including:
- Swollen ligaments
- Torn ligaments
- Torn meniscus
Knee pain is especially common in athletes because of motions like jumping, twisting, and landing on your feet all put considerable strain on the knees. In some cases, knee pain develops with age or after significant weight gain puts extra pressure on the knee joints.
There are two primary kinds of knee pain: acute, short-term knee pain and chronic knee pain. The acute kind of knee pain is typically the result of an accident, but can also be the result of overuse. The chronic kind of knee pain is often the result of conditions such as arthritis. No matter why the knee pain happens, there are now effective solutions.
What is the treatment for knee pain?
The treatment for knee pain depends on several factors, including the origin of the pain and the degree of the pain. Other factors, like the patient's activity level and overall health, may also affect treatment. Dr. Haber can recommend a customized approach to knee pain treatment. This may include options like:
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- PRP therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Physical therapy
A combination of the above treatments may be used to achieve the optimal healing. It's important to remember that long-term recovery and wellness can only be achieved with a commitment from you as the patient, which may include customized exercises or specific rest periods. Dr. Haber and the entire team at Daniel Haber MD will work with you to help you achieve the best results.
How long is the recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery?
Arthroscopic knee surgery can often be done on an outpatient basis at Daniel Haber MD, allowing you to return home the same day of the surgery. Most patients are able to return to return to work after only about a week. Full weight bearing and normal physical activity, including exercise, can usually be resumed after a month or two, based on Dr. Haber's recommendations.