It’s said we bear the weight of the world on our shoulders – and it’s just hard on our knees!
Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint and shoulder injuries are not far behind.
Our knees and shoulders are complex structures made from bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. They allow us to twist, reach, bend and rotate. They are responsible for a wide range of functional motions and support.
The knee joint supports nearly the entire weight of the body. It is affected by wear and tear, injury, inflammation and diseases such as osteoarthritis. Common knee problems include pain during motion, swelling, popping, grinding and weakness.
The shoulder joint is similarly at risk of overuse, wear and tear, acute or sudden injury and degenerative ailments that create pain and limit range of motion.
The knee and shoulder specialists at New Mexico Orthopaedics, alongside our physical therapy team, can help you address your symptoms and create a treatment plan that will minimize pain and long term damage to the joint.
Download our Knee and Shoulder Brochure.