Knee pain is a common condition affecting individuals from different age groups. It not only affects movement, but it also impacts the quality of life of the individual. An injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee can result in knee pain. Some of the common causes include arthritis, knee ligament injuries, torn meniscus and a dislocated kneecap. A precise diagnosis of the underlying cause is important to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Steven Struhl at Shoulders & Knees in NYC offers expert evaluation and anterior knee pain treatment.
The knee is one of the largest joints in the body. It is formed by the lower end of the femur, upper end of the tibia and the patella, or knee cap. Several ligaments and muscles attach to the bones of the knee joint to maintain normal motion of the joint. Special cartilaginous tissues known as menisci are placed between the two articular ends of the joint. These act as a cushion between the articular surfaces and absorb shock during movement. The soft tissues of the knee joint include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and collateral ligaments. When any of these components are injured or impacted by disease, it can cause anterior knee pain.
Treatment for Knee Pain
Injuries to the knee joint or degenerative conditions, like arthritis, can cause anterior knee pain. Many knee injuries can be treated with injection therapy, physical therapy and conservative methods that control inflammation and pain. Severe injuries may require surgery and rehabilitation. Knee conditions, like cartilage loss or arthritis, can cause pain and limit mobility. Treatments can include interventional therapies, minimally invasive medicine, physical therapy and surgery to address pain and help restore mobility.
No one needs to live with anterior knee pain. There are advanced options for achieving knee pain relief and restoring better mobility. Dr. Struhl is a knee specialist who can offer cutting-edge treatments to resolve knee pain using the least invasive methods available. Contact us at Shoulders & Knees in New York City or Westchester to schedule a knee pain consultation.