AT THE ORTHOHEALING CENTER – ESPECIALLY AMONG ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS.

We are seeing an epidemic of patients presenting with knee arthritis from trauma associated with active lifestyles. As such, while having some of the best knee specialists Los Angeles and New York has to offer, few doctors are more qualified to integrate the latest orthopedic advancements to help you return to the activities you enjoy.

SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PAIN

The symptoms associated with knee pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. For example, along with general discomfort around the joint, you may also experience:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Instability
  • Popping and clicking noises
  • An inability to straighten your knee
DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN

Countless conditions and injuries can result in debilitating knee pain. Some of the most common ones among our patients in Los Angeles and New York include:

  • ACL injury
  • MCL Sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Joint Arthritis and cartilage disease
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap

To determine what specifically is causing your knee pain, we will perform a complete physical examination to understand your lifestyle and what may have triggered the pain. We’ll assess overall biomechanics along with the entire knee to access for pain, swelling, range of motion, stability/laxity, and functional capacity.

Although our physical examination will give us an idea of what’s causing your pain, we’ll often want to confirm our diagnosis with an imaging test. In many cases, this may be a hands-on diagnostic ultrasound to create a live image of your knee to specifically evaluate the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and meniscus and to look for joint swelling/bursitis. If a more extensive injury is present involving bone, cartilage or meniscus is suspected, we may promptly obtain a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI.

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