Sohail Shayfer, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Encino, CA
As one of the most commonly treated orthopedic issues, knee pain can lower your quality of life if you don’t get proper treatment. At Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. in Encino, California, you can get personalized knee care based on your specific injury or condition. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sohail Shayfer regularly treats men and women who struggle with chronic knee discomfort. Before your knee condition progresses, schedule an evaluation. Book online or over the phone.
Knee Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Your knee, a modified hinge joint, is where your shin bone (tibia) meets your thigh bone (femur). Not only are these large bones bound together with flexible cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, they’re covered and protected by your kneecap (patella).
Since all these components absorb a heavy amount of shock with every step you take, their vulnerable to wear-and-tear and injury. Your knee pain can be a sign of:
- Meniscus tear
- Knee arthritis
- Bone fracture
- Ligament or tendon tear
If you have a personal injury, like slipping on a slippery surface, you’re probably going to feel your injury right away. In many cases, though, knee conditions develop gradually over time. It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of a knee injury or chronic condition, so you know when you need medical intervention.
What are the symptoms of a knee injury?
One of the most common reasons men and women head to Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. is for pain in one or both of their knees. This pain can be chronic, or only flare-up when you exercise or play sports. Knee pain is also often accompanied by:
- Limited range of motion
- Difficulty bearing weight on your knee
- Popping sound or sensation
- Swelling, tenderness, or inflammation
No matter how minor or how severe your knee discomfort may be, rest assured, you can get help at Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc.
How are knee injuries treated?
Treating your knee injury begins with resolving any current pain and inflammation you have. But Dr. Shayfer also needs to help your injured knee heal and get stronger. To accomplish all of this, your treatment plan may incorporate several of these therapies:
- Bracing or casting
- Stem cell therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Anti-inflammatory medications
For severe fractures or soft tissue tears, Dr. Shayfer could recommend knee surgery. Usually, he can correct your knee joint and repair damaged bones or tissues during a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure.
Occasionally, though, if you have a debilitating injury or advanced stages of arthritis, the only solution may be a total knee replacement. Since Dr. Shayfer is board certified in orthopedic surgery, you can feel confident that he can resolve your knee discomfort, no matter which treatment path is right for you.
To get relief from knee pain once and for all, start treatment at Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. Book your evaluation with the online scheduler or call the office.