Knee Pain Treatment in New York

Knee pain is one of the most commonly occurring ailments, both in athletes and non-athletes, and may result from a number of different conditions including ligament injuries and osteoarthritis. While the majority of knee conditions can be treated with conventional knee pain home treatment, more serious problems such as arthritis may require focused and prolonged osteoarthritis knee pain treatment, available at New York Dynamic Rehabilitation clinic (NYDNRehab) through technologies such as gait analysis and Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (C.A.R.E.N).

Osteoarthritis knee pain treatment is the most common type of knee pain arthritis treatment. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition most frequently occurring in people who are over fifty, though in some instances it can also affect younger people. Osteoarthritis results when the cartilage around the knees wears away, becoming rough and torn, and the bones begin rubbing against each other, narrowing the spaces between joints and creating painful spurs (osteophytes).

Though there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are several arthritis knee pain treatment methods that can alleviate painful symptoms. Weight loss and exercise are natural treatments for knee pain that can reduce the amount of pressure placed on joints. A physician may prescribe specific exercises to increase a patient’s flexibility and range of motion and strengthen the muscles in the lower limbs. Assistive devices such as canes or shoe inserts are effective knee pain home treatments that provide stability and function to damaged knees. Unloader braces shift weight away from the knee injury, while support braces support the entire knee. Icing, heating, and elastic bandages are also proven methods of knee pain home treatment.

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee, with over 200,000 reported injuries each year. The ACL crosses the knee from back to front and is one of two ligaments that enable forward and backward motion. The ACL is often torn as a result of twisting, faulty landing, or a sudden turn, causing the femur and tibia to twist in opposite directions. Symptoms may include pain, inflammation, a peculiar snapping sound, or a sense that the knee is about to give way. While mild injuries can usually be treated with knee pain treatment at home, in the most extreme cases the ACL may become totally ruptured and require more intensive treatment.

Patients seeking knee pain arthritis treatment or knee ligament pain treatment will find comprehensive care and rehabilitation treatment methods at NYDNRehab. The uniqueness of our method lies in its combination of conventional clinical treatments with advanced technologies. Physicians will work with the patient to create an individualized exercise program for knee pain treatment at home. In cases of severe ligament injury we sometimes employ extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), a cutting-edge treatment that sends acoustic pressure waves to the site of injury, stimulating blood circulation and promoting cellular regeneration. Though ESWT has a number of different uses, it’s proven effective as a knee ligament pain treatment because it can help reverse ACL rupture. Patients who before would have needed surgical treatment can now experience the non-surgical recuperative powers of shockwave therapy. We also provide osteoarthritis knee pain treatment and arthritis knee pain treatment in combination with gait analysis to improve range of motion and restore patients to the activities of normal life.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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