Knee Pain Treatment for Active Individuals in Freehold, NJ
Knee pain is very common, affecting people of all ages and activity levels. The hard-working knee joint is prone to injury because it supports the full weight of the body during many types of physical activities, some of which — such as running, jumping, and lifting — can exert significant stress. Severe pain can strike suddenly after a traumatic injury, or a relatively mild ache can develop slowly and progressively worsen with time. Either way, it’s important to seek prompt medical attention for knee pain. When left untreated, many knee issues can become chronic and cause long-term problems. At New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, NJ, we provide treatments for all types of knee pain.
Oftentimes, the signs of a knee condition are nonspecific and difficult to pinpoint. For this reason, effective treatment is often dependent on highly specialized expertise. After a thorough evaluation of your knee pain, the orthopedic experts at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, can recommend an optimal treatment approach. We offer a full range of conservative and surgical options for knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Meniscal tears and other types of cartilage damage
- Broken bones
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Torn tendons and ligaments
- Kneecap dislocations
- Baker’s cyst
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
Some relatively minor forms of knee pain can be treated with general recovery practices, such as rest, ice applications, compression, and elevation (an approach commonly referred to among athletes as “RICE”). However, more serious issues may need more intensive treatment. At New Jersey Sports Medicine, we focus on providing advanced and precise treatment in the most conservative form possible. Some nonsurgical options that can be very effective include cortisone injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, bracing, Kinesio Taping®, Graston Technique®, medications, and physical therapy. And, in the event that surgery is required, our fellowship-trained surgeons are experienced in using state-of-the-art surgical techniques, such as knee arthroplasty and total knee replacement. We can also provide a full spectrum of care throughout the recovery process.
If you are experiencing knee pain, contact New Jersey Sports Medicine to schedule a consultation at our Freehold, NJ, location, where you will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with an orthopedic specialist, ask questions, and learn about your treatment options.