If you’re part of the 25% of all adults with knee pain, you’ve probably already tried all the conventional approaches like rest, medication, and mobility aids. At AABP Integrative Pain Care, the team of experienced board-certified physicians provides innovative treatments in three offices in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn, Midtown East, New York City, as well as White Plains and Great Neck, New York. For knee pain help, reach out to the office nearest you or click on the provided link now.
Whether it hits you suddenly or sneaks up on you over time, knee pain is a difficult and frustrating issue. It can happen suddenly or gradually due to various causes.
Aging, injury, and repetitive stress can all lead to knee pain. Certain controllable factors like body weight can also contribute to knee pain.
The most common specific cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis. This condition develops slowly over many years, with gradual breakdown of the cartilage that covers your joints. Knee osteoarthritis affects at least 14 million Americans, and it’s growing more common as the general population ages.
In addition to knee osteoarthritis, many other issues may lead to knee pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone infection, and injuries like ligament sprains and cartilage tears.
Knee pain can be intermittent, activity-specific, or constant. It may be mild, moderate, or severe. Unfortunately, knee pain usually causes other problems as well. These symptoms may include:
With many causes of knee pain, symptoms may initially be mild but then worsen with continued physical activity.
AABP Integrative Pain Care approaches knee pain using customized treatment plans.
With chronic diseases like osteoarthritis, treatment includes measures to stop disease progression and solutions to manage your pain. The team may suggest physical therapy, weight loss, exercise like walking, and mind-body practices.
Several types of injections may help with chronic disease-related knee pain, including steroid and anesthetic injections that reduce local inflammation and pain. Viscosupplementation injections deliver hyaluronic acid into your knee joint, which lubricates the painful areas, eases pain, and improves joint movement.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and bone marrow aspirate concentrate may help with some cases of knee osteoarthritis because they both encourage tissue regrowth.
With knee injuries, treatment focuses on maximum healing and pain relief. Physical therapy, mind-body medicine, activity modifications, and other conservative measures can pair well with options for pain relief such as steroid and anesthetic injections.
PRP is also very effective in encouraging healing after knee injuries such as meniscus tears and tendon injuries.
There are many other treatment options for chronic knee pain, including advanced options like iovera° (a freezing treatment), radiofrequency ablation, and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS).
Learn more about knee pain treatment options by calling AABP Integrative Pain Care or click on the provided booking tool now.