Riverside Knee Pain Specialists | Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons
Under normal physical movement, all of the parts of the knee joint work together and move easily and without pain. Disease, arthritis, or injury can disturb the normal functioning of the knee joint resulting in knee pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement. Longer life expectancies and greater activity levels lead to joint replacements being performed in greater numbers of patients.
Meet your knee care specialist in Riverside, Dr. Brian Yost at Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Yost treats many people with knee problems, helping them to return to their desired level of function.
The knee joint functions like a hinge at the junction of two bones, the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). The ends of the bones are covered with a thick cushion of hard, white cartilage. You are given only one coating of this cartilage in your lifetime. Knee cartilage damage or worn cartilage causes the underlying bones to rub together producing knee pain and inflammation typical of knee arthritis.
When Should I Seek Surgery or Nonsurgical Treatment From Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons?
Knee pain can result in a variety of symptoms or physical activity. If you experience knee pain or related symptoms outlined below, schedule a consultation with our Riverside knee specialist, Dr. Brian Yost.
Symptoms may include:
- Knee is tender to the touch
- Joint that is unable to support your weight when you stand or walk
- Numbness or pain in the joint that radiates down to the lower leg
- Pain when trying to straighten the leg
- Popping sound or sensation
- Tingling sensation
If any of these symptoms seem familiar, you may have one of the following knee issues:
- Cartilage damage
- Dislocated kneecap
- Ligament injury
- Meniscus injury or tear
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Patellar tendonitis or other tendon conditions
- Runner's knee (cartilage under kneecap softens)
- Torn ACL or other ACL injuries
Dr. Brian Yost at Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons is specialty trained in the anatomy and function of the knee as well as the many conditions and injuries that can affect it. Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons offers a variety of solutions, from corticosteroid injections to complex knee surgery, so you can keep doing the things you care about most, whether walking, running, playing active sports, or just relaxing pain free.
Schedule a knee consultation today by calling Ethos Orthopedic Surgeons at (951) 346-2004