10 New Options for Knee Treatment in West Orange
January 06, 2021
10 New Ways to Eliminate Chronic Pain Safely and Quickly
Do you have stiff, achy knees despite knee treatment in West Orange? You deserve better care. Some doctors use outdated pain management tactics like narcotics, which don’t provide adequate relief and cause serious side effects. But the award-winning doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists have new, superior solutions for treating knee pain in West Orange. Book an appointment to eliminate your knee pain swiftly, safely, and completely. Or read on to learn about our new treatments.
1) Corticosteroid Knee Injection
Our Harvard-trained team uses state-of-the-art technology to locate and eradicate pain. 10 New Options for Knee Treatment in West OrangeThrough fluoroscopic-guided imagery and targeted steroid knee injections, we can identify the cause of your pain and relieve it with a single injection. Unlike invasive, exploratory knee surgery, we pinpoint the pain and treat it locally for quicker relief without downtime, recovery, or complications.
2) Genicular Nerve Block
Genicular nerves signal knee pain to your brain and aren’t well treated with painkillers or surgery. Often, this pain can be severe, but luckily, our doctors treat it quickly and safely with a Genicular Nerve Black (G Block). This procedure can be used to identify arthritic degeneration and inflammation in the knee joint. Our doctors use special X-rays and local anesthetic to inject pain relief through tiny needles, typically to 3 nerves. They administer a steroid to prevent inflammation and prolong the nerve block’s efficacy. The procedure is outpatient, requires no general anesthesia, and is completed within a few minutes.
3) Radiofrequency Ablation
Our doctors perform Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerve for more severe knee pain. Our team uses fluoroscopic guidance to insert 3 tiny needles above and below the knee to cauterize painful nerves. The nerves are then unable to send pain signals to the brain. Through two tests, our doctors confirm the location and elimination of pain for total relief. This procedure is not only quicker and safer than surgery, it’s often used to relieve knee pain caused by an orthopedic surgeon.
Cryotherapy has a wide range of interpretations, including cold chambers and ice baths. But for knee pain, it simply involves subjecting the knee to cooling treatments to relieve pain. This might be a series of ice pack treatments, or a small probe inserted near a nerve to calm irritation. Many patients attempt a heat or ice treatment on their own, but some pain conditions respond to heat or ice while others are exacerbated by them. In addition, cryotherapy needs to be administered in the proper increments to prevent damage. Consult with our team to determine the best cooling techniques for your chronic pain.
5) Relative Rest
If your knee hurts, you might be tempted to stay off it completely. In some cases, like a fracture or dislocation, this is the right approach, until you’ve been seen by a doctor. But other knee joint pain requires movement to improve. Conditions like Osteoarthritis are minimized by doctor-approved exercise. The amount of rest your knee pain requires is relative to your medical history and specific condition. Problems like Bursitis and Tendonitis are caused by overuse. Yet, eliminating exercise completely is not always the right approach. Talk to our doctors about the right ratio of exercise to rest so you can resume your regular activities safely.
6) Custom Orthotics
While orthotics are not a new concept, the new custom options are far more effective. Knee pain is often caused by our lifestyle, which includes our sitting posture, stride, activity level, and even our shoes. Certain shoes actually cause knee pain, while others actually relieve it. Before you try prescription pain pills, surgery, acupuncture, or experimental treatments, seek proper medical advice. Often the only thing you need to be pain free is a new orthotic insert or a simple lifestyle adjustment.
7) Injectable Antibiotics
Patients typically think of antibiotics as medicine administered orally for things like sinus infections. But our doctors can administer injectable antibiotics for common knee pain conditions like Bursitis to treat infection promptly and eliminate pain. Through our diagnostic tests, we can quickly determine if your pain signifies infection and target the bacteria directly.
8) Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal themselves under the right conditions, which is the philosophy behind Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP). Doctors inject concentrated doses of the patient’s own platelets, often with ultrasound-guided imaging, to increase the number of reparative cells your body makes. PRP is only approved by the FDA for certain usages with qualified doctors. Yet, some clinics offer PRP without approval. So, scheduling an appointment with our board-certified, highly recommendable doctors is strongly advised for this procedure.
9) Knee Joint Aspiration
Joint aspiration, or Arthrocentesis, is a quick and minimally invasive way to remove fluid build-up from your knee. This simple procedure uses a local anesthetic and thin needle and syringe to collect the fluid. With the latest breakthroughs, our team can analyze that synovial fluid to determine whether you have Osteoarthritis, infection, Bursitis, or other knee joint conditions. Rather than the trial-and-error approach some doctors take for knee treatment in West Orange, our doctors acquire an exact diagnosis for your pain.
10) Physical Therapist
Patients used to view physical therapy and the thing they would have to do after knee replacement surgery. But the latest research shows that working with a physical therapist is often more effective than surgery, and in many cases, prevents surgery altogether. Seek our medical advice before trying physical therapy, since some knee pain is worsened by activity. Many conditions like Osteoarthritis and Tendonitis are improved through physical therapy, negating the need for surgery.
Try New Knee Treatment in West Orange for Rapid Relief
Scheduling an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician is not the quickest way to get relief. Knee surgery is no longer advised for most knee joint pain. And primary care doctors lack the diagnostic tools and innovative techniques to target knee pain directly.
Instead,visit Pain Treatment Specialists, the world-renowned interventional pain clinic near Essex County Country Club. Our doctors are leaders in the field of minimally invasive pain relief. We conduct a thorough analysis of your pain and offer the latest treatments for incomparable results.
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.