Knee Pain Treatment in New York
Your knees are the most weight bearing joints in your body. They’re responsible for balance and stability and are in constant demand. The knees are also the joints most prone to injury. Knee injury and knee pain are usually attributed to improper functioning and damage to the complex cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the knee.
is an expert in knee pain treatment and knee injury recovery
. Knee pain sufferers throughout New York rely on Manhattan Sports Therapy for knee pain relief. Using a blend of diagnostic expertise, physical therapy and chiropractic care
, Dr. Nemirovsky skillfully restores pain-free knee function.
Knee Pain Symptoms
Due to the complex structure of the knee, pain can present in many different areas. Back of knee pain and front of knee pain are indicative of different unique damage, as is pain on the sides of the knee or pain inside the knee. Severe knee pain when running, walking, going up and down stairs, and even knee pain while sitting are all frequent complaints.
In addition to knee pain symptoms, weakness and instability are very common. Stiffness in the knee or a locking sensation may prevent you from fully extending or bending the knee. Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds when kneeling or squatting may indicate knee damage if accompanied by knee pain.
Untreated knee pain or knee injury may even subside temporarily, but return years later as chronic knee pain.
Common Knee Injuries and Knee Problems
Dr. Nemirovsky’s knowledge of the intricate structure of connective tissues in the knee and surrounding muscles enables him to expertly diagnose knee injury and knee damage. As a highly trained sports medicine practitioner, he has rehabilitated many high-risk athletes
such as skiers, basketball players, and runners, and applies the same sports-oriented treatment principals to active adults.
Knee pain can be the result of many musculoskeletal disorders, including:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament/ACL Tear Injury Therapy
- Baker’s Cyst
- Chondromalacia Patellae or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Dislocated Knee Cap
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Knee Bursitis
- Knee Locking
- Knee osteoarthritis or arthritis
- Knee sprain or knee strain
- Knee Tendonitis or Patellar Tendonitis
- Plica Syndrome
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament/PCL Tear Injury Therapy
- Post-Surgical Rehab/Physical Therapy
- Torn Meniscus Therapy
What Causes Knee Pain?
While the knee presents unique treatment challenges, like other joint problems, knee damage and knee pain are the result of either specific injury or wear and tear. Biomechanical abnormalities can occur from overuse, imbalances in other areas of the body, or injury compensation; each can impair proper knee function.
Athletes who regularly participate in high-impact sports
place extreme demands on their knees. Even when knee injury does not occur, years of overuse can result in chronic knee pain. Poor posture, excessive weight, and other medical conditions can also lead to knee problems.
Treating Knee Pain and Knee Injury
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, Dr. Nemirovsky’s broad training allows him to analyze your total musculoskeletal functioning, not just your specific knee pain symptoms. He approaches knee pain treatment with highly effective combination therapy, integrating the strengthening and stretching benefits of physical therapy with chiropractic expertise to correct imbalances and improper functioning.
Muscle strengthening, particularly of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles will aid in stabilizing the knee and improve balance. But for optimal knee performance, overall imbalances must be addressed. Leg strengthening alone will not eliminate the pain and could leave you susceptible to more serious injury.
In patients who undergo knee surgery for a torn ACL or torn PCL, torn meniscus, or other soft-tissue damage, Dr. Nemirovsky’s therapeutic skills are the perfect complement to surgical repair. He will work closely with you and your surgeon to determine the best hands-on treatment for your pre- and post-surgery needs
. Knee surgery recovery can be a lengthy process and the right treatment and rehab regimen can significantly speed your return to pain-free activity.
Joint support taping, soft tissue treatment, and laser light therapy can all assist in restoring peak functioning.
Preventing Knee Injury and Knee Pain
- Use proper stretching before and after exercise
- Focus on stability and balancing exercises to improve knee strength
- Try lower impact sports such as swimming, a stationary bike, or Pilates
- Reduce pressure and strain on knees by achieving a healthy weight