Pain Physicians NY (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx NYC) is one of the first practices in New York to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for patients suffering with knee pain as well as groundbreaking Stem Cell Therapy for Knees. Our facility equipped with the most advanced, cutting edge equipment to treat pain.
Our Brooklyn pain specialists are best in region. We were selected to be a part of the international medical team for the Rio Olympic Games.
What is Knee Pain?
Knee pain is common among people worldwide affecting both genders and all ages. It may be the result of an injury, accident, sporting injury, age or different medical conditions. No matter what is causing your knee pain, you will want to relieve it. There is no point of suffering at home. You can just simply come and get a medical check – up by our pain management specialists in Pain Management Brooklyn NYC.
Pain Management Brooklyn NYC offers many non – invasive pain relief options, including physical therapy or pain relief injections.
Diagnosing your knee pain
However, before even starting a treatment, our specialists will focus on diagnosing your problem first. It is very important to know the real cause of your knee pain, before even starting the treatment.
Different examinations are offered in our clinic like:
- CT – Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Electromyography (EMG)
What causes Knee Pain?
As mentioned, knee pain results from various causes like:
- Injuries – depending from their severity can affect the ligaments, tendons, knee bursae, cartilages and bones of the knee joint. The most common knee injuries are: torn meniscus, knee bursitis, patellar tendinitis, injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament and fractures.
- Knee Arthritis – different types of arthritis affect the knee joint as well as any other joint in the body. Some of the arthritis types that affect the knee and cause pain include: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, gout, pseudo – gout, etc.
- Mechanical problems – like dislocated knee cap, iliotibial band syndrome or even hip pain or foot pain can also cause knee pain.
- Degenerative Arthritis
- Meniscal Tears
- Joint Swelling
- Knee Bursitis
- Jumper’s Knee
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Tendonitis of the Knee
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury
- Medial Collateral Ligament Injury
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Many factors can increase the risk of having knee problems like:
- Sports – like football, tennis, basketball, skiing,
- Excess weight – obesity and the extra pounds increase the stress on the knee joints, making them more vulnerable and prompt to various medical conditions.
- Previous injuries – repeated trauma of the knees makes it more likely to get injured again and produce knee pain
- Weak muscles – offer less support for the knees, making them more vulnerable and more likely to get easily injured.
Signs and symptoms of Knee Pain
The severity and location of the knee pain usually varies from its cause. Other signs and symptoms that usually accompany knee pain include: weakness and knee instability, stiffness of the knee, swelling of the knee, crunching noises, popping noises, inability to fully straighten the knee, problems with walking, etc.
How is Knee Pain diagnosed?
Diagnosing the underlying condition of the knee pain requires the following exams and diagnostic tests:
- Physical examination of the affected knee – will help your doctor determine any swelling, tenderness, bruising, warmth or pain. He/she will also check the motion range of the knee joint.
- Lab tests – are necessary in cases when the cause of knee pain is an infection or gout
- X-ray – helps your doctor detect any bone fractures or even degenerative diseases of the knee joint that could cause knee pain
- Ultrasound – produces real time images of the soft tissue structures that surround the knee, which help your doctor better visualize the knee structures and diagnose the underlying condition of knee pain
- CT – scan – helps your doctor diagnose any problems and changes of the bone structures of the knee as well as detecting the loose bodies in the knee joint
- MRI – is usually recommended in cases when the cause of the knee pain are injuries and damages of the soft tissue like tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilages, which are better visualized with this diagnostic procedure
How is Knee Pain treated?
Treatment of the knee pain always depends from its cause. Pain killers are often prescribed in order to control and relieve the pain, regardless of its cause.
Physical therapy is often necessary in order to strengthen the muscles that support the knee joint.
Corticosteroid injections into the knee help reduce the signs and symptoms of the underlying condition due to the reduction of the knee inflammation and swelling.
Platelet rich plasma injections tend to promote healing by reducing the inflammation of the affected knee.
If conservative method treatment does not work, surgery is recommended. Surgical treatment usually includes one of the following options:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Partial knee replacement
- Total knee replacement.
Make your pain go away
The goal of our specialists is to diagnose your problem, define a personal treatment plan based on your condition and get you back on the track with minimal downtime. Conservative treatment is suggested first. However, in severe cases when conservative treatment does not solve your problem and relieve your pain, surgical treatment might be needed.
The most advanced pain management center, Brooklyn pain management doctors and specialists at Pain Physicians NY offer unique, individualized approach to manage your knee pain. We are using the most effective pain management options including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Corticosteroid Injections and utilizing the latest technologies available in USA.