The knee is the largest joint in the body. Whether walking, bending or with activities, the knee is vital while standing or in motion. Most of us move without giving our knees a second thought… until they become injured or if pain develops.
Knee injuries occur in people of all ages. Knee pain is a common cause of chronic pain. According to the Institute of Medicine, over 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, costing $600 billion a year in health care and lost productivity.
There are many factors or causes contributing to knee pain, some of which include:
Trauma (automobile accident, slip and fall, sports injury)
Repetitive motion or overuse (sports or occupation)
Weak muscle strength or flexibility
Medical condition (arthritis, gout, etc.)
If you are experiencing knee pain, you should speak with your doctor or healthcare provider, who may recommend an evaluation to determine if treatment is necessitated. In addition to pain, other signs or symptoms may include:
Instability - the knee may feel loose or weak.
Stiffness in the knee joint, difficulty straightening or flexing the knee.
Swelling in the knee, possibly with redness or the knee may be warm to the touch.
Tenderness in the back of the knee.
Hearing a popping or crunching sound.
Your doctor or healthcare provider may recommend an MRI to assist with a diagnosis and/or course of treatment for various injuries, including - Meniscus Tears, Ligament Injuries and Tendon Issues. At Pennsauken Diagnostic Center, we offer an Open MRI to provide a comfortable MRI experience. PDC’s Open MRI is the perfect answer to those who are anxious, claustrophobic, or for a pediatric, elderly, frail, or large habitus patient.
We understand that you may be in pain, and even a little nervous about the testing. We understand how important it is to schedule your appointment, have the testing done accurately, and for your physician or attorney to receive the Report ASAP. Reports are typically generated within 24 - 48 hours.
To learn more, or schedule an Open MRI, please call (856) 662-7581 or visit www.PennsaukenDiagnosticCenter.com. We speak multiple languages, including Spanish, Hindi, Turkish and Polish. PDC accepts all major health insurance plans. You have a choice… Come to Pennsauken Diagnostic Center.