About Knee Pain and Injury
The knee is one of the most used and versatile joints in the body. It is also the joint that is the most likely to be injured and deteriorate due to wear and tear. Knee pain can limit your activities, from playing sports and participating in leisure activities to performing daily tasks. There are various sources of knee pain that require different knee pain treatments. The knee joint can pivot in different ways to allow you to switch directions, jump, climb and run. The ligaments, tendons and muscles that support the knee can be torn or damaged, causing pain and limiting mobility.
One of the most common causes of chronic knee pain is osteoarthritis. The knee joint is under extreme stress and is commonly a joint affected by arthritis. Arthritis is not curable, but the inflammation can be managed, and there are advanced options in non-surgical orthopedics to slow the deterioration of the cartilage and joint. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical also offer steroid injections that help limit inflammation and pain when indicated. We also utilize regenerative medicine options like injections to stimulate healing and slow joint degeneration.
Knee Pain Reviews
"Dr. Maniam was extremely helpful with diagnosing and treating my left knee pain. I had been struggling with this strange pain for several weeks just below my left knee. It had been limiting my ability to stand and walk up stairs as well as work out. Dr. Maniam spent a great deal of time examining my knee, reviewing options for treatment, and going over outcomes. Ultimately, I decided to pursue an injection and it was well worth it! I was a little nervous about the procedure, but he did a great job of numbing the area and everything went super smooth. I am happy to report, my knee pain has almost completely resolved and I am planning on continuing PT to help improve my strength and body mechanics. (which is what Dr. Maniam thinks is what caused the issue in the first place). I should also mention, Dr. Maniam has an amazing office, friendly staff, and efficient check-in process. If you suffer from any pain issues, I highly recommend him and his team!show more"- M.S. / ZocDoc / Feb 26, 2020
"Really helped me with my knee pain. Great physician. I hurt it playing soccer and was thinking about surgery. Since seeing him, I avoided surgery and back to playing. Hoping to avoid surgery as long as I can and will continue to see Dr. Maniam until I do!"- M. / ZocDoc / Jan 07, 2020
Symptoms of Knee Pain and Injury
There are a number of different ways in which knee pain and injury can present for a patient including pain surrounding the joint, swelling (effusion), redness, baker’s cyst, limited range of motion and difficulty walking, running, or climbing stairs. Our physicians at Ospina Medical will do a thorough history, examination, and indicated diagnostic studies such as ultrasound, x-ray, and MRI to get the exact cause of your knee pain in order to provide a treatment plan tailored to your specific injury or condition.
Treatment for Knee Pain
At Ospina Medical, we offer innovative options for knee pain management using non-surgical orthopedic and Regenexx regenerative medicine options such as PRP and Bone Marrow Concentrate containing stem cells at our state-of-the-art office in New York City.
Acute knee pain will often dissipate with conservative treatments, including rest, ice, NSAIDs for inflammation and strengthening exercises. For chronic or severe pain from arthritis or other joint conditions, a comprehensive knee pain treatment plan is needed.
Our interventional specialists at Ospina Medical also offer steroid injections and viscosupplementation (gel injections) that help limit inflammation and pain when indicated. We also utilize Regenexx regenerative medicine options like PRP and Bone Marrow Concentrate containing autologous stem cells to stimulate healing and slow joint degeneration.