Daniel Marin, MD
Physiatrist & Pain Management Physician located in Miami, FL
Dr. Marin offers a mobile physician's service, ProForm MD, to busy executives and professionals in Miami, Florida. Dr. Marin offers a variety of services including treatments for knee pain.
Knee Pain Q & A
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a common problem that is associated with any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint, such as the femur, tibia, fibula, and the kneecap. Knee pain can result from degenerative diseases like arthritis or as a result of an injury to of the ligaments and cartilage of the knee. Knee pain is typically divided into three common categories: acute injury, medical conditions, and chronic use/overuse conditions.
Some of the conditions that affect the knees include:
- Ligament injuries such as an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury
- Meniscus injuries where the shock-absorbing cartilage is injured
- Dislocation of the joint
Medical conditions can include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis which affects the joints
- Gout arthritis
- Septic arthritis where the knee joint is infected
Chronic Use/Overuse conditions include:
- Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons connecting the kneecap to the lower leg
- Osteoarthritis caused by use and age
When Should I Seek Treatment for Knee Pain?
A trained medical professional should evaluate any pain that does not get better with rest within a few days. If you are unable to move the joint or your mobility is affected you should make an appointment with Dr. Marin as soon as possible for assessment and treatment. Symptoms that indicate an urgent need for medical attention include:
- Cannot bend the joint
- Cannot walk without discomfort or cannot walk at all
- Extreme pain
How Does Dr. Marin Treat Knee Pain?
Dr. Marin travels to his patients to offer thorough and effective treatment in the comfort and convenience of his patient’s office or home. He will perform a full consultation and exam to determine the cause of the knee pain. Dr. Marin will develop a customized treatment plan to address the specific needs of each individual patient to ensure that he or she is back to normal activities as soon as possible. Dr. Marin provides a combination of traditional medical services combined with physical therapies to help his patients find effective pain relief while treating the root cause of the knee pain.