Maybe your knee pain has appeared gradually over time as you grew older. Or
perhaps your knee joints have been hurting since an injury. Knee pain can
flare up for various reasons, but there’s one thing you can be sure of
no matter the cause: the pain will grow worse over time, and if you
don’t address the issue you may find it harder and harder to move your
legs the way you want to. Dr. Rozenberg can help you understand your knee pain
and find a suitable solution; call her today to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose the Spine and Disc Center for Knee Pain?
Comfortable Non-Surgical Options
Avoid Toxic Pain Medication
Pain Relief Using Latest Technology
Symptoms of Knee Pain
The primary symptom of knee pain is self-explanatory: persistent
discomfort located in and/or around the knees. Depending on the
cause, you might also notice some swelling or stiffness of the
joints. Sometimes your knees will look red and feel warm to the
touch. In extreme cases, you might notice some weakness or
instability, and there could be a popping or crunching noise
whenever you stand up or move your leg. In the most severe cases,
you might not even be able to fully straighten your knee. Get in
touch with us as soon as you realize that you’re suffering
from persistent knee pain; you don’t want the symptoms to grow
any worse than they already have.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain can be connected to a number of different issues:
Osteoarthritis: Once thought to be simple wear
and tear, osteoarthritis is now considered a disease that damages
the joints throughout the body, including the knees. Most people
develops osteoarthritis after the age of 50. Small fragments of
bone can become imbedded in the cartilage, and that can lead to
bone overgrowth and any number of painful symptoms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: This type of arthritis
occurs when the immune system starts mistakenly attacking the
body’s own tissues. The exact cause is unknown, but the
condition does generally make it difficult to perform ordinary
tasks, and the cartilage between the bones will slowly start to
Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Sometimes a form of
osteoarthritis might occur after an injury. Once the cartilage or
bone is damaged, the mechanics of the joint can be altered, making
excessive wear and tear more likely.
Torn Ligament: The knee contains four connective
tissues known as ligaments; if one of them is torn, not only will
you be in severe pain, but you will have difficulty moving your
Dislocation: A joint becomes dislocated when a
bone slips out of place. This can occur if you fall or suffer a
harsh blow to the joint. A dislocated knee causes pain during
movement, and you might notice numbness or tingling around the
Tendinitis: The tendons are the tissues that join
the muscles to the bones. Sometimes the tendons can become
inflamed, leading to acute pain and tenderness. This can make it
hard to move the joint in question without discomfort.
Knee Bursitis: Your knee joint contains small
sacs of fluid called bursae that help the tendons and ligaments
move smoothly. Sometimes the bursae can become inflamed after an
injury, leading to discomfort.
How Can Knee Pain Be Treated?
Our office has multiple non-surgical solutions for knee pain. For
example, our MLS laser can emit a special wavelength that enters the
tissue and reduces inflammation in your knees, reducing any swelling
that has occurred. This also stimulates the cells to repair
themselves faster. In other words, the treatment stops your pain
while also jump-starting the healing process.
We also offer the NeuroMed MATRIX system, which uses
electroanalgesia to soothe your pain. Simply put, small amount of
electricity is applied to the site of the discomfort to interfere
with the body’s pain receptors. In other words, it stops the
pain from reaching your brain.