Are you experiencing chronic knee pain due to overuse or sudden injury?

If you’ve recently injured your knee and you’re experiencing severe pain when sitting, standing or walking, please call New York City’s innovative knee surgeon Dr. Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD immediately and have someone drive you to our office for a consultation.

Call us immediately

If you’re suffering from any of the knee pain symptoms below, please call New York City knee surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik immediately to schedule an appointment. If left untreated, knee pain often becomes 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

About Your Knees

Your knee joint is the largest joint 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.

Two discs called Minisci separate the leg bones and collection of ligaments, tendons and muscles give your knee joint the proper support and stability.

Given the size and complexity of your knee joints, they are easy to injure. Your knee joints can also be a source of chronic pain from overuse as you get older.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

It doesn’t require much to begin experiencing pain in your knees. These are the most common knee pain symptoms that patients experience and we treat:

  • Continual 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

Commonly Conditions Causing Knee Pain

  • ACL sprain or tear
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation of knee
  • Hyperextension of knee
  • LCL sprain or tear
  • MCL sprain or tear
  • Miniscus sprain or tear
  • Quadriceps injury
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • PCL sprain or tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis

Treatments for Knee Pain

There are a number of non-surgical options, alongside lifestyle modifications, that you can make to ease the effects of your current knee pain.

Dr. Vigdorchik is a strong believer in prioritizing non-operative treatment, only recommending knee surgery when most beneficial to you.

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

In order to the determine the best treatment option for your knee pain, Dr. Vigdorchik carefully considers your condition, medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

Nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation of the knee joint
  • Corticosteroids (injections that block inflammation)
  • Knee bracing
  • Physical therapy

Surgical treatment options include:

  • ACL tear surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • LCL tear surgery
  • MCL tear surgery
  • Meniscus tear surgery
  • Partial knee replacement surgery
  • PCL tear surgery
  • Total knee replacement surgery

Knee Pain Articles

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Call us immediately

If you’re suffering from any of the knee pain symptoms below, please call New York City knee surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik immediately to schedule an appointment. If left untreated, knee pain often becomes 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