Metro Pain and Vein Centers

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, NJ & Staten Island and Ardsley, NY

Lingering knee pain can be a warning sign of ligament or cartilage damage, such as a meniscus tear or arthritis. Before your condition worsens, book a knee pain evaluation at Metro Pain and Vein Centers. With convenient locations in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Staten Island and Ardsley, New York, you have a clinic nearby. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee is a hinge joint that absorbs the impact of every step you take. With one wrong twist, you can severely injure the joint. The bottom of your thigh bone and the top of your shin bone are covered with thin cartilage that keeps them from rubbing against each other in your knee joint.

Your kneecap further protects the joint and the essential muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up your knee joint. Damaging one or more of these components doesn’t take much. Plus, your knee joint may just start to deteriorate over time as you age due to wear-and-tear conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

Your knee pain can even stem from:

  • Sprains, strains, or fractures
  • A dislocation
  • Knee bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear

You might even have knee pain or discomfort because of a prior knee surgery, including a total knee replacement.

What are the symptoms of a knee injury?

If you have a knee injury, or if you have a chronic degenerative condition that’s affecting your knee, you’re probably going to feel pain within the knee joint itself. You may also experience:

  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the knee
  • Issues with walking or balance

The longer you go without getting a diagnosis and starting treatment, the worse your underlying issue can become. With the help of the pain specialists at Metro Pain and Vein Centers, you can get effective pain relief starting with your first appointment.

How is knee pain treated?

Your dedicated pain specialist at Metro Pain and Vein Centers will design your knee pain treatment based on your diagnosis and symptoms. Effective pain-relieving therapies for knee pain include:

  • Cortisone steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Muscle injections
  • Anti-inflammatory or painkiller medications

You also might need physical therapy to help strengthen and heal your knee. No matter what, the team at Metro Pain and Vein Centers will care for you every step of the way to ensure your tailored treatment plan is working for you.

To get relief from your knee pain, schedule an evaluation at Metro Pain and Vein Centers online or over the phone today.