New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Knee Pain

Why Choose New York Spine Institute

Quality Care

NYSI is dedicated to providing all of our patients with the highest quality of care personalized for your specific diagnosis. Our certified team of doctors are well equipped in providing you with the absolute best care and treatment plan to help manage your symptoms.

Industry Leaders

Our team of doctors at NYSI work under the guidance of our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS, and are industry leaders in the various neck and spine disorders. We strive to provide all of our patients with the best possible treatment options for your specific condition.

Multiple Languages

At NYSI, we are proud to be able to serve all of our patients needs. Our team of doctors speak a variety of different languages to help further accommodate you. Our languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.

Understanding the Causes Of Your Knee Pain

Most commonly, the cause of knee pain can be the result of an injury such as an ACL injury, a fracture, a torn meniscus, knee bursitis, and many others. A knee injury can affect the ligaments and tendons that surround the knee joint and can be extremely painful. Other conditions that may cause knee pain include a variety of different types of arthritis. Some of the different types of arthritis that may affect the knee include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and septic arthritis. People who are at a higher risk for knee problems are most commonly older in age, are overweight or obese, have experienced a previous injury, or someone that performs a lot of physical activity.

Diagnosing Your Knee Pain

Diagnosis of your existing knee condition is the first step towards the proper treatment. Most commonly, a doctor will be able to diagnose any knee pain during a physical exam. During this exam they will likely inspect the knee for any swelling, pain, or tenderness, as well as various physical tests to help better understand the magnitude of the pain in the affected area. For more chronic knee conditions, you may require a variety of other diagnostic tests which can include: 

  • Blood work
  • X-Rays
  • CT scan 
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

To properly diagnose your knee condition and to determine a treatment plan that is appropriate for your specific condition, seeking professional care is the most effective way to begin relieving your painful symptoms.*

Treatment Options For Knee Pain

Treatments for a patient experiencing knee pain vary depending on the severity of the condition and the main cause for experiencing these painful symptoms. There are a variety of different treatment options that can include:

  • Medication: You provider may prescribe specific medication to relieve any pain related to underlying conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or gout
  • Therapy: physical therapy may be an option to help strengthen the muscles surrounding your knee to help you to become more stable 
  • Injections: some knee conditions may require a medical injection of medications such as corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma, to name a few. 
  • Surgery: depending on the severity of the knee pain, you may require a surgical procedure. Your options may include, arthroscopic surgery, partial knee replacement surgery, or a total knee replacement. 

Our team of professionals here at NYSI are highly skilled and we strive to create a treatment plan that is appropriate for your individual knee condition. 

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment varies from patient to patient and depending on your specific condition. NYSI does not guarantee certain results.

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