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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.