Manhattan Wellness Group

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PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST 

Pain Management  .  Chiropractic  .  Acupuncture  .  Physical Therapy  .  Massage Therapy

Some of the most common reasons for knee pain are sprained ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears, tendonitis, and runner's knee.  Here at Manhattan Wellness Group we help patients of all ages recover from knee injuries.

  • Knee pain can be localized to a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee.
  • Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction.
  • A thorough physical examination will usually establish the diagnosis of knee pain.
  • The treatment of knee pain depends on the underlying cause.
  • The prognosis of knee pain is usually good although it might require surgery or other interventions.

The location of the knee pain can vary depending on which structure is involved. With infection or an inflammatory process, the whole knee might be swollen and painful, while a torn meniscus or fracture of a bone gives symptoms only in one specific location.The severity of the pain can vary, from a minor ache to a severe and disabling pain.

Some of the other issues that may arise from knee pain are

  • difficulty walking due to instability of the knee,
  • limping due to discomfort,
  • difficulty walking up or down steps due to ligament damage,
  • locking of the knee (unable to bend the knee),
  • redness and swelling,
  • inability to extend the knee.

 

Treatment of Hip Pain in NYC

Treatments for knee pain are as varied as the conditions that can cause the pain.

Medications

Medications might be prescribed to treat an underlying medical condition or for pain relief.

Physical therapy

Sometimes strengthening the muscles around the knee will make it more stable and help guarantee the best mechanical movements. This can help avoid injuries or further worsening of an injury.

Injections

Injecting medications directly into your knee might help in certain situations. The two most common injections are Corticosteroids and lubricants. Corticosteroid injections can help arthritis and other inflammations of the knee. They usually need to be repeated every few months. Lubricants that are similar to the fluid already in your knee joint can help with movement and pain. Continue Reading

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, overuse or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Many types of minor knee pain respond well to Physical therapy and knee braces. Physical therapy strengthens the muscles around the knee, relieving stress on the joints.

The treatment of Knee Pain requires an integrated approach uniting the expertise of doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other members of the healthcare team. Call Us to make an appointment and to check your insurance converage. We have a team of pain management specialists, acupuntures, chiropractics, medical massages and physical therapists. We work together to provide a comprehensive approach to diagnostic and therapeutic care, offering individualized treatment for each patient.

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