What is the Best Knee Treatment in NY for Chronic Knee Pain?
January 02, 2021
As a self-reliant person, you like to figure out things on your own. Is your dishwasher broken? You’ll wade through a few YouTube videos and figure out the issue yourself. Your favorite shirt has a hole in the seam? Grabbing a needle and thread, you’ll patch it up swiftly. However, medical issues like knee pain are a different story. Clearly, your knee is experiencing swelling and redness, and your at-home treatments aren’t providing effective relief. This is when you know that finding the best knee treatment in NY is a better solution than trying to cobble together some remedies from the internet. It’s always wise to know your limits when it comes to DIY endeavors!
This is when you turn to the knee pain experts at Pain Treatment Specialists. Their board certified and Harvard trained knee pain doctors are some of the best in NYC, if not the nation. Not only are their backgrounds rooted in interventional pain medicine, their treatments are all minimally invasive and also highly effective. When you contact their pain clinic, the friendly and helpful front end staff first verify your insurance coverage, and then quickly set an appointment at their pain clinic in Midtown Manhattan. This is one time where leaning on someone else’s expertise is welcomed!
What Does the Best Knee Treatment in NY Involve?
During your initial consultation with your knee pain doctor at Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll begin with a discussion where your doctor asks questions about your recent activities and pain levels. Next, your doctor completes a physical examination where your knee joint doctor moves your knee and leg around in specific motions, and asks to see how you walk. If needed, further imaging tests may be ordered to help isolate your specific knee pain concern. Then, you’ll receive both the diagnosis of your knee pain, and a customized treatment plan that addresses your knee pain.
Our pain doctors only utilize minimally invasive knee pain treatments for their treatment plans. Knee replacement surgery is only recommended if it is medically necessary, and in most cases this is not needed. A combination of physical therapy, nerve blocks, steroid injections, platelet rich plasma injections, and viscosupplementation are used starting with the most conservtaive treatment first.
One of the cutting-edge knee procedures offered at our pain clinic is a genicular nerve block. Your knee’s genicular nerves send pain signals to your brain, and when they’re blocked with a local anesthetic, so is your pain. During this procedure, you’ll be asked to lie down on the procedure table and the area for injection is sterilized. Your knee pain doctor uses a special x-ray to determine the exact location of your genicular nerve and then injects a local anesthetic to numb that nerve. The injection is repeated at various sites around the knee to block all genicular nerves. This procedure is also known as a G-block, and is effective for patients who have not found sufficient pain relief from steroid injections alone.
Contact the pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists to discuss how G-block, or another one of our minimally invasive knee pain treatments work to eliminate your chronic knee pain.
What Type of Doctor Should I Consult For Chronic Knee Pain?
An interventional pain doctor is your best choice for chronic knee pain treatment, which is what you’ll find at Pain Treatment Specialists. This is because our pain doctors focus on minimally invasive knee pain treatments, and not surgery as the best option for your knee treatment. If you first meet with an orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic doctor, know that knee replacement surgery is often their “go-to” knee pain treatment. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our board certified pain doctors only suggest surgery when it is medically necessary, and instead prefer to use more conservtive pain treatments first. Here is what patients of our pain clinic have to say about our Harvard-trained pain doctors:
Dr. George Hanna is described as a “top notch professional” who was “caring and empathetic” to patients’ needs. Dr. Hanna completed a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Harvard Medical School, and followed this as Director of Pain Innovations and Technology, also at Harvard. As a nationally recognized pain specialist who is also double board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Hanna looks forward to meeting with patients and providing “hope for a better quality of life” for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.
Dr. Shane Volney was described by one patient as “the best doctor I’ve ever had!” In addition to his “patient and attentive” bedside manner, he “takes the time to explain everything” when diagnosing and treating chronic knee pain. Dr. Volney completed a pain management fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and was later appointed Clinical Instructor of pain medicine, palliative care, and anesthesiology, also at Harvard. When a patient describes wishing that you were also their primary care doctor, you know you’ve made a positive impact in your client’s life!
When you schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll meet with Dr. Volney, Dr. Hanna, or another stellar member of our pain management team.
What are Common Knee Injuries?
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that occurs when forceful twisting causes tearing in your meniscus, which is a piece of cartilage that is a cushion between your shinbone and thighbone. If you forcefully twist or rotate your knee, you may suffer a meniscus tear.
An ACL injury is another common knee injury, and is caused by a sudden stop or change in direction. This often occurs during sports such as basketball, football, or soccer when an athlete suddenly turns or switches positions. Many people describe hearing a “pop” when this injury occurs.
Book an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists, conveniently located on Madison Avenue near the Empire State Building, for the best knee treatment in NY. Knee pain, unlike your broken dishwasher, needs professional diagnosis and treatment to eliminate pain and prevent long-term issues.
Harvard Medical School
Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
Harvard Medical School
NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.