Determining Why You Have Knee Pain

man bending over with knee painBeing one of the most used parts of our bodies, our knees support us, help us lift heavy things, and are essential in getting from point A to point B comfortably. Not only are one of the most utilized areas of our body, but they are also some of the most susceptible to injury and damage. If you find yourself experiencing knee pain in any capacity, it is essential to see your doctor so they can determine why it is happening. Here are a few ways in which your physician uncovers the source of your knee pain.

Previous injury – Your doctor will ask about any previous injuries to your knee when trying to figure out why you are having pain there. Whether it is a sports-related injury or damage from a car accident, they will need to know about what damage has been done to your knee previously, even if it was minor.

Occupation – Another thing your doctor will ask about is your occupation. If you are someone who stands for more than half of the day at work or does most of that standing on hard surfaces, you can cause damage to your knees without doing much. Additionally, if you kneel frequently or are over-using your knees at work, your physician will need to know as about that as well.

If you went to your doctor for knee pain and are looking for a facility that has an open MRI machine, give us a call today at Middletown Medical Imaging. To have your doctor set up an appointment for you, have them reach out at (732) 275-0999.