Knee Pain in Manhattan, NY

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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.

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 SCP 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 SCP and Bone Marrow Concentrate containing autologous stem cells to stimulate healing and slow joint degeneration.

Knee Pain FAQ

How does Regenexx SCP work to alleviate knee pain?
Regenexx SCP treatment can potentially harness the power of super-concentrated platelets, which are blood cells that play a key role in the body's healing processes. Platelets release growth factors and other substances that may promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation. When injected into an area of damage or injury in the knee, these concentrated platelets can help to speed up healing, reduce pain, and improve function.

Who might be a good candidate for Regenexx SCP treatment?
Regenexx SCP treatment may be suitable for individuals suffering from conditions that have caused damage or degeneration to the knee joint, such as osteoarthritis, or those who have experienced soft tissue injuries like meniscus tears or ligament strains.

How can bone marrow concentrate therapy help with knee pain?
Bone marrow concentrate treatment works by promoting the body's healing processes. The stem cells and growth factors present in the bone marrow concentrate have the ability to differentiate into various types of cells, including those needed to repair damaged tissues in the knee. This may lead to reduced inflammation, improved function, and relief from pain.

Can knee pain be a sign of something more serious?
Knee pain can occasionally be a sign of a more severe condition. If knee pain is accompanied by signs of infection like fever, redness, and warmth, or if it's severe and sudden, especially after an injury, it's important to seek immediate medical attention. Dr. Maniam at Ospina Medical is experienced in diagnosing knee pain and can determine if your symptoms are due to a common knee injury or a more serious underlying condition.

Is there any way to prevent knee pain?
Preventing knee pain involves maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and avoiding undue stress on the knees. Strengthening the muscles around the knee joint through regular exercise can also be protective. For athletes or individuals with high activity levels, proper training and using the correct technique are essential. The team at Ospina Medical provides personalized prevention strategies based on your health and lifestyle to help keep your knees strong and healthy.

What should I do if my knee pain suddenly worsens?
If your knee pain suddenly worsens, it's crucial to rest the affected leg and avoid putting weight on it. You can apply ice and elevate the leg to reduce swelling. Over-the-counter pain medication may help with the pain. However, it's important to see a physician for a thorough evaluation. Sudden worsening of knee pain may be a sign of an acute injury or exacerbation of an underlying condition that requires professional assessment and treatment.

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