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If your knee arthritis is accompanied by severe pain when standing or walking, please call New York City’s innovative knee surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik immediately and have someone drive you to our office for a consultation.

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If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms of knee arthritis below, please call New York City knee surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik immediately to schedule an appointment. If left untreated, knee arthritis symptoms often become more severe over time. It’s ideal to have your knee arthritis treated in its earlier stages.

  • Chronic pain or swelling in and around the knee joint
  • Clicks or pops when moving the knee joint
  • Grating sensations accompanying joint movements
  • Difficulty walking, stiffness in the knee or limited range of motion

Knee Anatomy

Your knees are the two largest joints in your body.

The knee joint is formed by your upper (Femur) and lower (Tibia, Fibia) leg bones. Each leg bone is covered by cartilage that provides a smooth surface and helps absorb the shocks of movement.

The leg bones are separated by two discs (Minisci) and connected by ligaments, tendons and muscles that give your knee joint proper support and stability.

Given their size and complexity, your knee joints are easy to injure. They can also be a source of chronic pain from overuse as you age.

Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

The symptoms associated with knee arthritis include:

  • Chronic or even debilitating pain
  • Cracking or popping when moving knee
  • Swelling around the knee joint
  • Stiffness of the knee joint
  • Limited knee joint range of motion
  • Soreness of the knee joint

The onset of arthritis in your knee joint can be attributed to a number of factors, such as the breakdown of cartilage due to overuse or an autoimmune disorder, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Types of Knee Arthritis

The most common types of arthritis affecting the knee joint include:

  • Osteoarthritis – breakdown of the knee cartilage due to overuse
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – autoimmune disorder in which you body attacks itself

Knee Arthritis Treatment Options

Unfortunately, there is no cure for inflammatory arthritis.

There are a number of non-surgical options to ease the effects of knee arthritis, as well as lifestyle modifications, that you can make.

Surgical treatment options, such as knee replacement surgery, can improve knee arthritis conditions, but are undertaken only in the most sever cases.

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroids (injections that block inflammation)
  • Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and weight loss
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgical treatment options include:

    • Knee arthroscopy
    • Partial knee replacement surgery
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Knee osteotomy
    • Cartilage procedure

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    If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms of knee arthritis below, please call New York City knee surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik immediately to schedule an appointment. If left untreated, knee arthritis symptoms often become more severe over time. It’s ideal to have your knee arthritis treated in its earlier stages.

    • Chronic pain or swelling in and around the knee joint
    • Clicks or pops when moving the knee joint
    • Grating sensations accompanying joint movements
    • Difficulty walking, stiffness in the knee or limited range of motion