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Knee Pain

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness -  - Sports Medicine Clinic

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness

Sports Medicine Clinics & Primary Care Physicians located in Pompton Plains, Jersey City, and Boonton, NJ

Knee pain can strike at any time, but early intervention is key to regaining full function and alleviating pain. That’s why Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness offers a number of interventional pain treatments at their offices in Pompton Plains, Boonton, and Jersey City, New Jersey. From acupuncture to joint injections, Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness has the right knee pain treatment for you. Call the team or schedule an appointment online for more information.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

While many injuries and conditions can lead to knee problems, some of the most common knee pain causes include:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can cause painful swelling of the joints, including the knees.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis causes both inflammation and degeneration of the joints that often leads to knee pain.

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammatory condition that develops from overuse.

Meniscus tear

A meniscus tear occurs when you rupture the cartilage in your knee. This can happen during high-performance sports like running, soccer, and basketball.

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the knee.

Torn ligament

A torn ligament can occur during exercise, sports, or from twisting your knee when standing.

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is any type of irritation or inflammation of the tendons in your knee.

What are the symptoms of a knee injury?

Knee pain is the most common symptom of most knee injuries. Some other common symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Tender to the touch
  • Soreness
  • Dull ache
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain when walking
  • Burning sensation in the knee

More often than not, knee injuries are caused by poor form or overuse during physical activity, so it’s important to rest and ice your knee if you begin experiencing any pain after exercise.

How is knee pain treated?

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness offers several knee pain treatment options at their two locations, including:

Physical therapy and osteopathic manipulative therapy

Physical therapy uses a combination of massages, exercises, stretches, and more to relieve knee pain and help improve mobility. During osteopathic manipulative therapy, the team applies pressure to various points on and around your knee to alleviate pain.

Acupuncture

Regular acupuncture treatments can help relieve chronic knee pain caused by degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into predetermined points around your body. This can help restore the balance of energy to relieve pain.

Joint injections

Anesthetics or corticosteroids can be injected directly into the knee joint to help relieve pain. These injections provide lasting relief that many patients feel right after their appointment.

Viscosupplementation injections

During viscosupplementation injections, the team injects a hyaluronic acid gel directly into your knee to reduce pain and inflammation. This naturally occurring bodily substance acts as a lubricant in the knee to help your joints move more smoothly.

Integrative treatments help relieve knee pain without addictive opioid medications or invasive surgery. To learn more, call Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness or book an appointment online.