Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Knee pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD  and their exceptional team pinpoint the cause of knee pain and offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is the uncomfortable feeling you may develop in your knee joints, the joints that connect your thigh bones to your lower leg bones. These joints consist of cartilage, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating knee pain to help you get back out on the court, field, or rink as quick as possible.

What are the common symptoms of knee pain?

Knee pain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Burning pain
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Visible joint deformities
  • Weakness
  • Popping and crunching sounds
  • Tingling 

If you develop knee pain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause knee pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with knee pain are:

  • Aging
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • ACL injury
  • MCL injury
  • Patella tendinitis
  • Knee bursitis
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Excess body weight
  • Lack of flexibility and strength
  • Previous knee injuries
  • Osteoporosis 

Warming up and cooling down properly before exercising, not overtraining, and maintaining optimal strength and flexibility are some of the best ways to reduce the risk of knee pain. However, you can’t always avoid it — especially if you play sports.

How does my doctor diagnose the root cause of knee pain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses the cause of knee pain after examining your knee joints, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest blood tests, ultrasounds, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine also offers gait and foot analyses.

How is knee pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating knee pain. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, resting the affected joint, and wearing a brace to maximize healing.

Additional treatment options include injury-specific exercise programs, physical therapy, medication prescriptions, joint injections, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get knee pain relief today.