Since its inception in 1986, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center has been providing its patients with the best possible care of sports, spine, orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. They are experts at providing knee pain treatment in Rockland County. The PMR Center is a diagnostic and treatment facility, with an emphasis on non-operative treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, patient education, and body mechanics. While the majority of conditions are responsive to non-operative therapy, our physicians will readily refer to and work closely with any other specialists or surgeons our patients may require. And if you are suffering from knee pain, you want the most compassionate and skilled care you can find. For knee pain treatment in Rockland County, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center offers the best treatments possible.
There are many causes of knee pain and your knee pain treatment in Rockland County will be determined based upon the source of the discomfort. Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain. It is a painful disease of the knee joint, in which both the bone and the elastic part of the joint called cartilage may break down. Nearly 16-20 million Americans have osteoarthritis with people over age 65 making up half that number. Older women and African-American women are more likely than men to have OA of the knee. There are many risk factors and causes of knee OA. Aging is a contributing factor and so is excess weight and infections or diseases that affect knee joints. The symptoms of knee OA include knee pain while walking or running. You may also notice stiffness, especially early in the morning, swelling of the joint, and weakness. You may even hear a grinding sound when you bend your knee. Tests of the blood and fluid around the knees may be done to look for signs of inflammation. X-rays are used to show how far the disease has progressed.
Treatment for knee pain in Rockland County starts with a thorough examination of your knee joint to determine the cause of your discomfort. Once a diagnosis has been made, we always offer non-invasive approaches, such as physical therapy, before surgical options. If we determine that surgery is your best choice to restore full function, our team of experts will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. This procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, encourages a more rapid recovery, poses minimal post-surgical discomfort, and leaves a very small scar. Come in today and speak with one of our top physicians about your knee pain.