At Gramercy Pain Center, we offer interventional pain management solutions tailored to your needs. We understand that the debilitating pain from chronic knee conditions can limit your mobility and affect your ability to perform everyday tasks and your own personal interests. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgical procedure or are learning to live with a chronic condition, we can help you manage the pain every step of the way.
Knee pain affects people of all ages and can range from mildly discomforting to extremely debilitating. Whether it’s the result of an injury from playing sports, a work-related incident, aging, or a traumatic accident, we’re here to help. By treating the damage, we can help you manage your pain and other symptoms that can limit your movement. We can offer treatment plans that can help you adapt and overcome your condition, reducing how much it can affect your lifestyle.
If you’re experiencing chronic knee pain, schedule an appointment with one of our knee pain specialists at the nearest Gramercy Pain Center. We have several locations across New Jersey that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of medical providers that can provide top-notch service.
Your knees are a complex joint system that consists of bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and other connective tissue that ensures smooth and easy movement. But while the average knee is built to withstand the friction and blows that are normal with movements, they aren’t indestructible. And when something is wrong with your knee joint, you can experience persistent knee pain that flares up if you’re not careful.
While some minor causes of knee pain can resolve on their own, others need intervention or treatment to manage the pain and symptoms. At Gramercy Pain Center, our knee pain specialists understand how the knee joint operates. They will diagnose your condition by finding the root cause of your pain, and then our team can build and implement treatment plans that can minimize the pain.
Knee pain can be caused by a number of factors such as the natural wear and tear from aging, an underlying medical condition, a traumatic accident that caused damage to the knee joint, and more. Some typical injuries and medical conditions can include:
This happens when the anterior cruciate ligament, one of the ligaments connecting your shinbone to your thigh bone (femur), tears. When this happens, your knee can feel inflamed and you can feel pain when you try to shift your weight onto the damaged knee. This injury is most common among athletes and those who lead active lifestyles.
During falls or any traumatic accidents like automobile accidents, your kneecap can be damaged and sustain a fracture. Older adults who have experienced osteoporosis are more susceptible to fractures as their bones may have weakened with age and are more prone to breakage.
Your meniscus is the cartilage between your shinbone and thigh bone responsible for absorbing shock when you do things like run or jump. It’s possible for your meniscus to tear if you twist your leg while immediately putting weight on it. This can affect its ability to cushion the blow of your movement, which can cause pain and further damage to the knee area.
Most joints have a bursa, which is a thin fluid-filled sac that cushions the outside joint and helps with smooth, fluid motion, and also cushioning the area. When your bursa is inflamed, it can swell and press against your bones, muscles, and other connective tissue. This can cause painful movement as your bursa pushes other tissue aside.
When your tendons – the tissues that attach muscles to your bones – are inflamed or irritated, it can affect the connection from the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. When performing movements like running and jumping, it can be painful as the inflammation affects your knee’s ability to move.
Issues from arthritis can come from different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis caused by natural wear and tear, aging, and overuse), rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune condition), traumatic arthritis (injuries), gout (build-up of uric acid in the knee joint), and septic arthritis (bacterial infection). These can all wear out the cartilage and make it painful for your knee joint to move.
There are a number of causes of chronic knee pain, and treatment can vary depending on what’s causing your knee pain. At Gramercy Pain Center, we tailor every pain management plan to the needs and lifestyles of our patients. Some of the non-surgical options we provide include:
Most patients manage to control their pain and other symptoms through non-surgical options, which is why the need for surgical options is rarely explored. If you’ve exhausted all conservative pain management options, we can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss solutions like partial knee replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, total knee replacement, and other types of knee surgery.
If left unchecked, mild knee pain can develop into debilitating chronic pain that can affect your quality of life. This can limit your mobility, which can prevent you from playing sports, engaging in strenuous activities, and even doing everyday tasks with ease. With our exceptional pain management plans, we can help you prevent your condition from getting worse while minimizing the effects your condition has on your life.
Each of our locations across New Jersey is fully equipped to implement your treatment plan. Together with our team of caring and compassionate medical providers, you can receive the service you deserve to reclaim your best life.
Don’t let knee pain stop you from living your life to the fullest. Gramercy Pain Center is ready to help you take the first step towards effective pain relief and move forward from your condition. Schedule your appointment with one of our knee pain specialists today.
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