Whether your knee pain is the result of injury, illness, or a chronic condition, Dr. Dinash Yanamadula of Riverview Pain & Spine Institute, located in Edgewater, New Jersey, can provide safe and effective pain relief. Dr. Yanamadula, serving patients throughout the greater Edgewater area, is an expert in the full scope of traditional and advanced, non-surgical treatments for knee pain.
The knee joint is comprised of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, any of which can become damaged and therefore painful. Among the most common causes of knee damage are:
Dr. Yanamadula utilizes the full scope of non-surgical pain relief options. After a complete examination and diagnosis of the source of each patient’s pain, an individualized plan is designed. Among the potential treatment options that may be used, include:
Several factors can increase an individual’s likelihood of developing knee pain. Only some are preventable. The most common risk factors include:
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four ligaments in the knee that allows it to function. The ACL is the ligament that is closest to the front of the knee and allows a person to walk, jump, run or pivot. When the ACL tears, it makes a popping noise that is normally loud enough to be heard. Tearing the ACL can mean several months off of the playing field if the person is an athlete. In some cases, the tear is severe enough that surgery may need to be performed in order for the knee to function as it should. An ACL tear is one of the most damaging of all of the knee injuries.
Most people put off knee replacement surgery for as long as possible. There comes a point, however, when bone-on-bone grinding can cause intense pain and discomfort, making walking or even taking a few steps extremely uncomfortable. Doctors who specialize in rehabilitation may recommend a partial or full knee replacement when the person's range of motion and mobility have started to decline because of extreme pain or limited range of motion. If the pain and discomfort have gotten to the point where a person's quality of life has started to deteriorate, a knee replacement procedure may be the next step.
A "blown" knee is a common term when it comes to athletes who participate in extreme sports. Basically, it involves damage to at least two or more of the ligaments that affect how the knee functions. The ACL ligament is one of the primary movers of the knee. If the ACL and one of the other ligaments become torn or damaged, movement may be dramatically limited. This type of inflammation is characterized by excessive inflammation that sometimes extends upwards into the thigh as well as downward toward the calf. It is also accompanied by intense pain. When a knee receives this much damage, it can be almost impossible to put weight on it. If the damage is extensive and involves three or more of the ligaments, the doctor may recommend reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation.
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