Knee pain can creep up on you over the years as arthritis sets in. Or you could injure your knee, suffering instant pain. Whatever kind of knee pain is troubling you, the Health East Medical Alliance team can help. The practice has offices at Schuylerville in the Bronx, Morris Heights in the Bronx, Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, and Staten Island in New York, and Freehold, Englewood, and West New York in New Jersey. Their team offers cutting-edge treatments for knee pain, including joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and knee replacement surgery. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
Knee joints have to support most of your weight and come under extra stress when you run, jump, and turn. This means they tend to suffer injuries and are likely to develop wear-and-tear and overuse conditions. Common causes of knee pain that the Health East Medical Alliance team sees include:
You’re more likely to suffer knee pain if you’re overweight or obese. Running on hard or rough surfaces and playing sports where you have to twist your knees or put all your weight on one knee also increase your risk of developing knee pain.
If you injure your knee, try to rest your leg, keep it raised, and use ice packs to reduce the swelling. A compression bandage can also help. You might need to take over-the-counter medication to lessen the pain. If the pain is severe or mild pain doesn’t get better within a few days, visit Health East Medical Alliance.
Physical therapy is helpful for knee injuries and conditions like arthritis. You might need to wear a knee brace for a while to keep the weight off your leg and support the joint. If you have continuous knee pain, steroid injections can reduce the inflammation. If these treatments don’t work, radiofrequency ablation to deaden the nerves might help.
If you follow the treatment program your provider at Health East Medical Alliance prepares for you, there’s a good chance you’ll recover from your knee pain without needing surgery. However, there are times when surgery might be your best option, especially if you suffer:
Knee surgery might be necessary when the ligaments connecting your bones or the cartilage cushioning the joint suffer severe tearing or a complete rupture. These tissues are often unable to heal without surgery.
Advanced osteoarthritis can reach a stage where it no longer responds to non-surgical treatments. In these cases, joint replacement surgery might be necessary.
The Health East Medical Alliance team can often do knee surgery using arthroscopic techniques. They make a small incision in your knee, into which they put an arthroscope, which has a tiny camera on the end. They then do the surgery using instruments that go into other small incisions while viewing the inside of your knee on a monitor.
Call Health East Medical Alliance today or book an appointment online to find the right treatment for your knee pain.