Knee Pain Specialist

Vadim Kushnerik, MD -  - Pain Management

Vadim Kushnerik, MD

Pain Management & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon located in Financial District & Midtown East, New York, NY

Knee pain comes and goes for many men and women. If it becomes severe enough to affect your walking, your knee pain may require treatment from pain management specialist Vadim Kushnerik, MD, at his offices in Financial District and Midtown East, New York City. To identify the cause of your knee pain, and learn to manage your symptoms, request an appointment with Dr. Kushnerik by phone or online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of knee pain?

Pain in your knees has many potential causes, ranging from injuries to genetic conditions to normal wear-and-tear. If you have knee pain, it may come and go intermittently or remain constant and cumbersome. Some common causes of knee pain include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Torn ligaments
  • Torn meniscus cartilage
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

To determine the cause of your knee pain, Dr. Kushnerik examines it for swelling, bruising, and other visible symptoms. He may move your leg or push on the joint to test its movement. If a physical examination is inconclusive, he might recommend an X-ray to view the inner structures.

When should I visit a doctor for knee pain?

Mild knee pain that doesn’t affect your movement and isn’t accompanied by inflammation might not call for a visit to Dr. Kushnerik. You should call him if your knee pain:

  • Makes it difficult to stand
  • Stops you from moving your knee freely
  • Comes with swelling
  • Comes with a fever
  • Resulted from an injury

If you’re not sure whether or not to book an appointment, simply try a few home care measures to lessen the pain. If they don’t work, you should visit Dr. Kushnerik for a diagnosis.

How can I manage my knee pain?

Managing your knee pain may be as simple as taking over-the-counter pain relievers and keeping your weight off your knees for a few days. If arthritis or another condition is causing your knee pain, Dr. Kushnerik may prescribe medications to help you manage the disease.

To treat your knee pain in the office, Dr. Kushnerik offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, corticosteroid trigger point injections, and radiofrequency therapy. These treatments are highly successful when paired with physical therapy.

Am I at risk of getting knee pain?

Not all types of knee pain are preventable, but there are a few factors that put you at a higher likelihood than others of eventually developing knee pain. Dr. Kushnerik may discuss additional preventive measures with you if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Have low flexibility
  • Play sports
  • Stand or walk all day at work
  • Have had a knee injury in the past

In many cases, knowing how and when to exercise can help prevent knee pain from these sources. Dr. Kushnerik can give you tips to ease the pressure on your knees.

To discover the cause of your knee pain and get on track to relief, call Dr. Vadim Kushnerik, MD, or book an appointment online today.