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The knee is one of the largest and strongest joints in your body but also one of the most prone to injuries and arthritis. Louis Rose, MD, and the expert team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. diagnose and treat knee pain in patients at their clinic in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx in New York City. To learn how you can resolve knee pain and return to normal activities, call or book an appointment online today.
The knee is a complex joint that carries the weight of your body. Bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments work together in your knee to execute a wide range of movements, like running, jumping, and crouching. All of these tissues are susceptible to damage from injury and disease, which can lead to knee pain.
The team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. treats many common causes of knee pain, including:
Athletes, older adults, and people who are overweight are at increased risk for knee problems that cause pain.
Depending on the underlying cause, knee pain can vary in location, severity, and frequency. Signs and symptoms that may occur with knee pain include:
You may also have trouble moving the knee through its full range of motion or find yourself walking with a limp.
Many types of knee pain get better on their own with home treatment, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE).
If you continue to experience knee pain despite attempts at treatment, schedule an appointment at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
First, your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may take tests, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, to confirm your diagnosis.
Then, your Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. provider develops an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, treatment may include:
If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with non-surgical treatment, your provider may recommend surgery.
The highly-skilled surgeons at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. use minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopy, whenever possible. Certain cases may require an open surgery procedure, such as a partial or total knee replacement.
For advanced treatment of all types of knee pain, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today.