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Knee Pain Treatment without Surgery

Nov 28, 2019
HARVARD TRAINED PAIN DOCTORS | VOTED #1 PAIN CENTER | PAIN TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

Are you suffering from knee pain? If so, you may be experiencing some stiffness in your knees, pain and swelling, general weakness, you may hear popping sounds, or your knees may be giving out? These are all signs that you may be suffering from chronic knee pain.

Knee pain can occur for a wide range of reasons such as knee injury, osteoarthritis, pаtеllоfеmоrаl раіn syndrome, bursitis, and many others. Since there are so many potential causes of knee pain, a good knee pain doctor or interventional pain specialist will diagnose the root cause of knee pain before treating it.

Unfortunately, when it comes to chronic pain in the knees, most people opt for one of two terrible options — surgical or narcotic treatments.

Surgeries were the favored treatments for chronic pain in the past and they’re still promoted by some doctors — however, surgical procedures for knee pain are largely ineffective and they carry a high risk of complications. As such, you must avoid knee surgeries.

You should also avoid narcotic treatments or chronic pain specialists who rely solely on opioid management. Narcotics may provide pain relief in the short term, but they don’t address the underlying root cause of knee pain. As such, once the narcotic wears off, your knee pain returns worse than before. The over-reliance on opioids for knee pain has thrown the US into an opioid crisis. So you should completely avoid narcotic treatments.

Thanks to modern medicine, interventional pain specialists can treat chronic pain and knee pain with minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures that cause minimal pain and discomfort and are completely safe. In this article, we’ll discuss the best knee pain treatment without surgery.

Diagnosis of Chronic Pain

When you visit an interventional pain specialist for your chronic knee pain, they’ll carefully diagnose the root cause of your knee pain. This will be done through various physical tests, imaging tests, and lab tests.

Physical Examination

The knee pain doctor will physically examine your knees in the following ways:

  • Check for swelling, bruising, tenderness, or warmth in your knees.
  • Check your knee’s mobility.
  • Examine the integrity of the bone structure by pulling and pushing the knee joint.

Imaging Examination

Following the physical examination, the knee pain doctor will run some imaging tests such as X-Ray scans, CT scans, ultrasound tests, and MRI scans. These methods will help the doctor visualize your knee joint and structure so they can diagnose bone problems, fractures, or detect any degenerative disease. This helps them identify the root cause of chronic pain.

Lab Tests

Your chronic pain may be a result of inflammation or infection as well. To identify them, the doctor will run some blood tests and extract some fluid from your knee joint to examine them for anomalies.

Conservative Treatments for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain treatment generally starts with conservative treatments. The following is a brief description of the conservative treatments your knee pain doctor may recommend.

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)

RICE is a home remedy in which you take some rest, apply ice packs on the injured or affected region, wrap an ACE bandage for compression, and elevate your knees. This will provide some relief from knee pain.

Physical Therapist Session

The knee pain doctor may also recommend a physical therapist who will work on some movements and exercises to help you regain mobility in your knees.

Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs are anti inflammatory drugs that can provide immediate relief from chronic pain, fever, inflammation, or other issues caused by the knee injury, disease, or infection. You should, however, stick to the dosage recommended by the doctor.

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Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Knee Pain

If the knee pain doctor determines that your chronic pain is caused by some underlying issues, they’ll proceed to the following minimally invasive non-surgical treatments. These procedures are minimally invasive, they cause minimal pain or discomfort, are completely safe, and they generally conclude quickly in the doctor’s office itself.

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone Injections, also known as corticosteroids, are injections that can decrease the inflammation caused by different diseases and infections. During the procedure, the doctor simply anesthetizes the affected region and then applies the cortisone injections into your tissues to provide instant pain relief.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

The knee joint comprises a lubricating fluid called hyaluronic acid — this fluid helps avoid the friction caused by your cartage-covered bones moving against each other. When this fluid runs low, there’s increases friction in your knee joint, which can cause chronic pain. During this procedure, the knee pain doctor simply administers the hyaluronic acid injection into the joint capsule to supplement the naturally-occurring fluid. This provides instant knee pain relief.

Genicular Nerve Block

The genicular nerve is responsible for carrying pain signals to your brain. If the aforementioned treatments don’t work, the knee pain doctor will use the G block treatment to anesthetize the nerve so you don’t experience pain.

Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation after Knee Replacement Surgery

Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation is the best treatment for those who have recently gone through a knee replacement surgery or are suffering from chronic pain. During this procedure, the knee pain doctor will use thermal energy to heat the genicular nerves and prevent pain signals from transferring to the brain.

Schedule an Appointment for Chronic Pain Treatment Today

Pain Treatment Specialists is one of the best chronic pain clinics with some of the country’s finest board-certified interventional pain and spine specialists. Whether you’re suffering from pain and swelling, arthritis pain, or chronic pain, we diagnose the root cause of your knee pain and treat it with minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures. For more information, please schedule an appointment with your nearest clinic today.

Meet our

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George Hanna MD

Director of Pain Management | Double Board Certified


Pain Management
Anesthesiology

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital


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.

Namrata Khimani MD

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED | NEW YORK PAIN Specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Columbia: NY Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Namrata Khimani is a leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Khimani earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School with honors.

Michael Nguyen MD

TRIPLE Board CERTIFIED | NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY pain specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine
Aesthetics

Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

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George
Hanna MD

Double Board Certified
Director of Pain Management
Harvard Medical School
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. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Double Board Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Board Certified
Harvard Medical SChool
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. After finishing at Harvard, Dr. Michael Nguyen taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.
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