Since knee pain is so common, it can be difficult to know when you should see a doctor. Avoiding activities that aggravate your knee, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and icing the injured area can help reduce inflammation and allow your body to heal. However, if your severe knee pain persists or you can’t bear weight on it, then it’s time to set up your appointment at NJ Spine and Wellness.
One of our skilled doctors will perform a thorough physical examination to understand the underlying cause of your knee pain. Our recommended treatment will depend on this diagnosis.
In many cases, we can relieve your knee pain through nonsurgical techniques, including:
- Immobilization: We use a brace to prevent your knee from moving or shifting, allowing it to heal.
- Physical therapy: Specialized exercises help restore function and strengthen the muscles that support the joint.
- Injections: In some situations, injecting medications directly into your knee may help relieve your painful symptoms.
- NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve pain and reduce swelling.
Some fractures, injuries or medical conditions require surgical intervention to restore full function to your knee. However, even in severe cases that require surgery, the prognosis for knee pain is quite good.