Knee pain can be caused by a traumatic injury, an overuse injury, or by conditions such as arthritis. It is frequently affected by abnormalities of the hip above and foot and ankle below the knee. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists will help to diagnose the cause of your pain and prescribe therapies that will improve your function and reduce pain.
How we diagnose
A comprehensive examination is performed on every patient with a focus on ferreting out various problems that can cause knee pain.
Our physicians also examine the knee joint, and surrounding muscles with the help of advanced imaging techniques such as diagnostic ultrasound.
This technology is advanced enough to see chronically inflamed nerves around the kneecap region that frequently cause chronic non-joint related knee pain.
MRI and X-ray imaging is often used to confirm the diagnosis made by our expert examination of internal knee joint problems.
How we treat
Steroid injections are guided by ultrasound for safety and accuracy and are frequently very effective in decreasing pain and inflammation from bursitis and arthritis.
Ultrasound-guided injections are also used for injections of small outer knee nerves that can be injured during trauma and surgery.
Ultrasound-guided Viscosupplementation injections of products like Synvisc and Euflexxa are used for joints that need further cartilage lubrication and protection.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections are now available for patients with advanced arthritis who have not responded to the other treatments and are not candidates for knee replacement.
We employ state-of-the-art physical therapy for correction of muscle imbalances, postural abnormalities and weakness that so frequently lead to knee problems.
When painful, chronic knee conditions, often seen in motor vehicle injuries, and after some knee joint replacements, are encountered, the patient is referred for specialized treatments known as ART and Graston mobilization to a chiropractor that works closely with our physicians.
Our small and carefully designed therapeutic yoga classes for arthritis are a perfect way to exercise towards a stronger and a pain-free knee.