As most athletes know, knees can take a lot of abuse during sports — sometimes to the point of frustration. At Henry Ford, we’re experts in managing knee pain and the stress that comes with it. Over the years, our sports medicine team has performed countless studies on ACL tears and other knee injuries in professional and amateur athletes, as well as innovative strategies to manage and alleviate pain more effectively during the recovery process. So whether it’s nagging knee pain from years of jogging or a sudden ACL tear sustained during a football game, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers are dedicated to providing care and treatment designed to get you back on the field, court, slopes or dance floor as soon and as safely as possible.
Common knee injuries
When to see a doctor
Knee pain that comes on slowly, or as a result of activity that's more strenuous than usual, can be managed at home with the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compression and elevation) or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine.
If you've had minor knee pain for some time and if the pain worsens to the point that it interferes with your usual activities or sleep, make an appointment with your doctor.
See a doctor immediately if your knee pain was caused by a particularly forceful impact or if it's accompanied by:
- Significant swelling
- Tenderness and warmth around the joint
- Significant pain
How we treat knee injuries
Every year, thousands of professional and amateur athletes throughout southeast and south central Michigan choose Henry Ford for knee treatment. Why? For starters, our experienced team of orthopedic specialists, physical therapists and athletic trainers is consistently trained to perform the most advanced therapies and procedures, including non-invasive methods to reduce chronic pain and minimally invasive surgeries that minimize recovery time.
When you arrive at Henry Ford for knee treatment, you’ll be evaluated by one of our highly qualified knee specialists who will determine the severity of your injury and the next steps to get you back in the game.
With primary care sports medicine physicians, sports medicine orthopedic surgeons and a wide range of doctors with special training and experience in treating a wide range of knee injuries, Henry Ford is a leader in providing comprehensive treatment plans to help your knee injury heal quickly and safely, from your initial diagnosis to recovery.