Knee Pain

Manhattan Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Midtown West, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

Your knees do so much more than help you walk, and you might not even realize it until you have knee pain or an injury. At Manhattan Orthopedics, with locations in Midtown West Manhattan and Astoria in New York, expert orthopedic surgeon Craig H. Dushey, MD, offers quality treatments to alleviate your pain and assist your body’s natural healing process, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, viscosupplementation, lifestyle changes, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Dushey devises personalized treatment plans and spends time getting to the root cause of your knee pain. Book your consultation online or call your nearest New York City office today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Any of the anatomical structures in your knee can play a role in your knee pain, including the:

  • Muscles surrounding the knee
  • Tibiofemoral joint
  • Menisci
  • Bursa
  • Ligaments inside and surrounding your knee
  • Patella
  • Patellar and iliotibial (IT) band tendons

One or more compromised structures in your knee can cause widespread pain and dysfunction throughout your knee.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

You shouldn’t ignore signs of a knee injury since it can lead to abnormal gait, issues with posture, and pain in other places, like your lower back, hips, ankles, or feet. You should visit Dr. Dushey for a comprehensive evaluation if you’re dealing with signs of a knee injury, such as:

  • Feeling that your knee might buckle or give way
  • Difficulty walking
  • Clicking, locking, or popping of your knee joint
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Joint stiffness
  • Limited mobility in your joint
  • Tenderness on or around your knee
  • Limping

Some knee injuries or complications get worse or lead to long-term chronic pain and dysfunction if they aren’t treated properly. 

If you have knee pain for more than a few days, you should have a professional evaluation with Dr. Dushey and explore the proven treatment options available at Manhattan Orthopedics.

What causes knee pain?

Various conditions can affect the structures of your knee and result in knee pain, such as:

  • Patellar or IT band tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligaments tears
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Arthritis and inflammatory conditions
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Trauma or injury

Depending on the location and type of pain you’re experiencing, such as sharpness, stiffness, or aching, Dr. Dushey works to identify the possible causes before diagnosing your issue and creating a personalized treatment plan.

How is knee pain treated?

To help you get relief from your knee pain and improve your knee functioning, Dr. Dushey might suggest: 

  • Medications and injections, such as gel injections and anti-inflammatories
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Lifestyle changes, such as nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy referrals
  • Knee arthroscopy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an in-office procedure involving the use of platelets and growth factors derived from your own blood to accelerate healing.

Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique designed to diagnose and treat problems with the knee joint, such as to remove a cyst or pieces of torn cartilage.

For Dr. Dushey, the goal is always to improve your health and wellness as efficiently and effectively as possible. If you’d like to find relief from your knee pain, call Manhattan Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.