Knee Pain Treatment Questions and Answers
Has your life been sidelined due to knee pain? Have you been unable to spend quality time with your kids or grandkids due to the pain you are experiencing? Our board-certified medical professionals at Harborside Sport & Spine can diagnose and recommend treatment options to meet your individual needs. For more details please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Jersey City NJ, Hoboken NJ, Kearny NJ, Newark NJ, Belleville NJ, Lyndhurst NJ, East Orange NJ and Elizabeth NJ.
Knee pain interferes with so many areas of life, such as your job, family, and hobbies. If you experience knee pain, it is important to see a doctor so that they can diagnose and provide treatment for your pain. At Harborside Sport & Spine in Jersey City, NJ, we provide knee pain treatment, in addition to an array of other services. We would be more than happy to provide you with the help you need, so that you can get back to living well.
What are the Different Causes of Knee Pain?
There are numerous causes for knee pain. Some common reasons for why your knees are swelling or aching could include:
- Meniscus tear: the meniscus is the cartilage that cushions and stabilizes your knee joint. A tear to your meniscus can have a popping sensation, followed by a tendency for your knee to lock up. It can be very painful, and often occurs in contact sports.
- Previous knee injury: if you have had a previous knee injury, such as a sprained ligament or meniscus tear, and are experiencing pain again, there is a good chance that the injury did not heal properly. Knee injuries often lead to chronic knee pain.
- Tendonitis: this is a repetitive strain injury, where your tendons swell from overuse. If you play basketball, volleyball, or are an avid runner, you have a greater risk of developing tendonitis in your knee. It is also known as ‘Jumper’s Knee’.
- Osteoarthritis: this is caused by deterioration and degeneration in your joints. Those who are aged 60 and over are at higher risk of osteoarthritis, but can also affect those at a younger age.
What Options are There for Knee Pain Treatment?
We provide a variety of different treatment options at Harborside Sport & Spine for knee pain. Physical therapy is a great option for chronic joint pain, or for a previous knee injury that has flared up. It can help restore your range of motion and improve the strength of your knees. We also offer acupuncture at Harborside Sport & Spine! Acupuncture is a proven and very effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. Other services that we offer at Harborside Sport & Spine to help ease your knee pain include chiropractic therapy and massage therapy.
How Will Acupuncture Help My Knee Pain?
While acupuncture is not a viable solution for all knee pain, it is a great solution for osteoarthritis of the knee. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that works by inserting very fine needles into strategic areas of your body to stimulate your nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. This stimulation increases blood flow and triggers your body’s natural painkillers, like endorphins and enkephalins, and relieves tension and discomfort in the affected area. Acupuncture also produces cortisol, which is a hormone that helps control inflammation. Although needles are inserted in areas of your body that are experiencing pain, the needles are very thin and cause minimal discomfort.
If you live in Jersey City, NJ or the surrounding area, and are experiencing significant knee pain or would like more information on our knee pain treatment, we invite you to make an appointment to see one of our many specialists. You can reach us by telephone at (201) 885-6952 or you can request an appointment online! Our offices are located at 75 Montgomery Street, Suite 603, Jersey City, NJ. Our hours of operation are as follows: Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and also on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.