Knee Pain

New Jersey Regenerative Institute

Regenerative Medicine & Orthopedics located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the entire body. Due to the structural complexity and high potential for knee injuries, it’s best to see the orthopedic specialists at New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, for an exam of your knee when it hurts. Extensive diagnostic procedures and noninvasive solutions are available to treat all causes of knee pain and get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Set up an exam today by calling or scheduling a visit online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is causing my knee pain?

Knee pain can come from any of the anatomical structures of the knee, such as the:

  • Knee joint
  • Menisci
  • Ligaments inside and surrounding the knee
  • Bursa within the knee
  • Patella
  • Cartilage within the knee
  • Soft tissues surrounding the knee

These structures must work together in order to allow your knee to move through a normal range of motion without pain. The most common types of joint injuries are caused by mechanical and soft tissue problems, which can result in symptoms like:

  • Popping, clicking, or cracking within the knee
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling
  • Inability to move the knee through a full range of motion
  • Pain when rotating or twisting the knee
  • Inability to bear weight or feeling like your knee may give out

For any of these symptoms, see the orthopedists at New Jersey Regenerative Institute for a definitive diagnosis.

What conditions affect the knee?

The most common types of issues that affect the knee include:

The team can narrow down the potential cause of your pain based on the location of your discomfort and which movements or activities worsen your pain.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

To diagnose knee pain, the team begins with an extensive consultation and exam. During your consultation, you describe your knee pain and its location, severity, and associated symptoms — such as locking, clicking, or stiffness.

During your exam, the team moves your knee in different ways, applying pressure at specific locations, and checking for signs of swelling, tenderness, or bruising. Different types of imaging may be used to visualize the structures within your knee, including diagnostic ultrasound, X-rays, and MRI.

Based on their findings, the team determines your diagnosis and outlines a treatment plan to help you.

How is knee pain treated?

At New Jersey Regenerative Institute, the orthopedic team specializes in nonsurgical and minimally invasive solutions to knee pain to help you heal as quickly as possible without the need for lengthy recovery. Treatments options include:

Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your pain, the team may recommend one or more of these treatments to help you.

Find out the best treatment option for your knee pain by scheduling a visit online or by phone at New Jersey Regenerative Institute now.