NYC Knee Pain Treatment Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014
Pain in the knee can be caused by different things. If you are experiencing pain in the knee, you may have recently experienced a sudden, traumatic injury; you may be suffering from what is termed an "overuse injury," or you may have some type of underlying cause such as arthritis or gout. You should know that knee pain is one of the most common complaints I see with new patients. Knee pain affects people of all ages and lifestyles. Inactive people often experience knee pain as well as active, healthy, athletes.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
The majority of people have experienced knee pain at some point in their lives. Our bodies are designed to be flexible and to move with us, but there are times when knee pain results from overuse, injury, or normal, everyday "wear-and-tear." Most knee injuries occur as a result of sporting activities, work-related injuries, or projects and work carried out within the home. Symptoms of knee pain include:
- Knee pain when participating in a specific activity
- Extremely limited range of motion
- Swelling and stiffness of the knee
- Pain and tenderness in the joint
While it is not unusual for knees to pop or snap occasionally, popping or snapping with pain can signify a greater problem than normal wear-and-tear. Often, the knee is out of joint and the ACL could be torn. Grinding of the knee that sounds as if the kneecap and other bones are rubbing against each other is often a symptom of arthritis.