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What Doctor Should I See for Knee Pain? Medical Center Answers

Sep 06, 2019
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What Doctor Should I See for Knee Pain?

Do you have swelling and stiffness in your knees? Is the knee pain accompanied by a general sensation of weakness or instability? Can you hear some popping sounds in your knees when you walk? These are all signs and symptoms of knee pain and it’s an indication that you should probably see a knee pain doctor soon.

Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues that affects all kinds of people in the world. You experience when some part of your knee joint, be it your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones, get fractured, injured, or develop other diseases. Knee pain may be acute if it’s caused by knee injuries. However, in some cases, knee pain can also be chronic, which means that it will only get worse with time.

If you experience extreme knee pain or fever, it’s possible you’re suffering from chronic knee pain caused by issues like osteoarthritis, pаtеllоfеmоrаl раіn syndrome, раtеllаr tеndоn, knee bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome, or chondromalacia patella. If you’re suffering from any of these issues, it’s vital that you visit a good knee pain doctor.

Furthermore, it’s important to visit the right knee pain doctor. Some doctors will simply prescribe opioids that will provide temporary relief but won’t actually cure the problem. Some doctors will jump straight to surgeries, which can be dangerous. It’s necessary to find a good knee pain doctor who can diagnose the root cause of knee pain and treat it specifically.

You might be wondering “what doctor should I see for knee pain.” In this article, we discuss the qualities of a good knee pain doctor.

Types of Knee Pain Doctors

Knee pain doctors can come from various different fields of medicine such as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, podiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, or orthopedic surgeons.

However, broadly speaking, there are three types of knee pain doctors out there — palliative care specialists, interventional pain and spine specialists, and chronic pain specialists.

  • Palliative Care Specialists: These pain doctors deal with chronic pain that may be caused by underlying diseases like cancer. They mostly deal with psychological and emotional support so they’re not perfectly suitable to actually treat the physical pain.
  • Chronic Pain Specialists: These pain doctors mostly deal with opioid management. They prescribe painkillers and narcotics to temporarily relieve the pain. This doesn’t treat the root cause of pain and knee pain will simply come back later once the drugs wear off. These drugs are also highly addictive and can lead to opium addiction. That’s why you should avoid doctors who prescribe opioids at all cost.
  • Interventional Pain Specialists: These pain doctors are specially trained to identify and diagnose the root cause of pain and treat it permanently. These pain doctors use minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures that have a negligible risk of side effects and they provide long term relief from pain rather than a temporary solution.
As you can see, a number of different types of doctors can be considered knee pain doctors. But you should look for interventional pain specialists because they’re the only ones who can truly diagnose the root cause of your knee pain and provide long term relief. An interventional pain specialist will use imaging tests like X-Rays, CT scans, and MRIs to determine the root cause of knee pain.

Other Qualities to Look for in a Knee Pain Doctor

So now you know that you should only look for interventional pain specialists to treat a knee injury. The following factors will help you further narrow down exactly which doctor you should see for knee pain.

Board Certification and Strong Educational Background

Consider the doctor’s board certification. The best knee pain doctors are board-certified in the field of pain management. This denotes that they’ve gone through advanced residencies and fellowships, which makes them far more experienced than regular knee pain doctors. You should also consider the knee pain doctor’s education background and go for doctors who have graduated from Ivy League universities or those of equivalent stature.

Track Record

You should also consider the knee pain doctor’s track record. The knee pain doctor should have a flawless track record with all of their patients and there should be no disciplinary actions or malpractice claims filed against them.

Focus on Minimally Invasive Knee Pain Treatments

Finally, it’s important that your knee pain doctor focuses primarily on minimally invasive treatments rather than complex surgeries or narcotics. Some of the best knee pain treatments include steroid injections, viscosupplementation, genicular nerve block, and genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation. These are all minimally invasive treatments with a negligible risk of side effects and they can provide long term relief from the actual root cause of knee pain.

Schedule an Appointment with your Doctor

Pain Treatment Specialists has some of the best knee pain doctors in the country. Our knee pain doctors — Dr. George Hanna, Dr. Namrata Khimani, and Dr. Michael Nguyen — are board-certified interventional pain specialists who have graduated from Ivy League universities. They diagnose the root cause of your knee pain using X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs and then they treat it using the latest minimally invasive knee pain treatments. For more information, please schedule an appointment with your doctor today.

Meet our

Board Certified Team

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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Meet our Board Certified team

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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