The knee is a complex joint, so a lot of things can go wrong. In fact, knee pain in one of the most common patient complaints in the U.S.
Pain is a symptom of something bigger going on inside the joint that might include basic wear and tear, undiagnosed injury or even a disease like gout. The good news in most forms of knee pain responds to some basic medical and self-care approaches. A specialist like you'll see at Move Well MD is able to put together a plan that can improve joint flexibility and reduce inflammation.
Pain is a pretty obvious symptom that there is a problem with this joint, but not the only one. By the time your knee hurts, most of the damage is done. Ideally, patients would seek treatment before that happens. Some other symptoms to watch for include:
Any one of these problems, or a combination of them, can indicate potential knee issues that need medical treatment.
Any pain is worth checking out. Make an appointment at Move Well MD if you notice marked knee swelling, you can't bear weight on the leg or if the joint feels unstable.
It's a long list, but some of the more common issues include:
During your appointment, Dr. Gruen will evaluate your knee health to determine the cause.
It's a problem that can affect anyone, but there are some risk factors such as:
It will depend on a number of factors including the exact cause of the pain. Most knee problems respond well to physical therapy and innovative treatments to promote healing like stem cell therapy, especially when combined with lifestyle changes and home care.
At Move Well MD in Manhattan located in the downtown financial district of lower Manhattan, NY, NY 10038, we use an integrated system of care to relieve pain, improve range of motion and help you to move well again! We are just a few short path train stops away from Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.
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"Dr. Ben knows his stuff. I've had appointments with him for the past several months and I can honestly say I am MUCH better than I was before. I heartily recommend!"
"I rarely give anybody or any place 5 stars, but Dr. Gruen is definitely deserving of the honor. Friendly, professional, and extremely thorough."
"Besides being a good chiropractor, Dr. Ben is also a great listener and adviser. He pays attention to what I say and feel."
"I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Gruen. He not only treated my pain each visit but gave me the tools and knowledge to continue treating my pain at home."
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