Knee Pain Specialist

Ascend Regenerative Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Spine Specialist located in Manhasset, NY

Knee pain affects millions of Americans, often causing not only pain but also difficulty with mobility. Fortunately, new medical advances offer knee pain solutions that don’t require major surgery. At Ascend Regenerative Medicine in Manhasset, New York, you’ll find the newest and most advanced treatments available for knee pain. Experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Manish Mammen, MD, is ready to help, so don’t wait to call the office or click the provided link.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain occurs either inside the knee joint or within the tissues that support it. Some common causes of knee pain include:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendon or muscle strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Baker's cyst
  • Meniscus tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

These are just a few of the many causes of knee pain. In some cases, multiple factors may contribute to your knee pain. You're more likely to experience knee pain if you're older, struggle with your weight, play high-risk sports, or have a sedentary lifestyle.

When should I see a doctor about knee pain?

If you're having knee pain or you experience knee area discomfort on a regular basis, it's best to schedule an assessment at Ascend Regenerative Medicine. This is especially important if you're struggling to walk or otherwise bear weight on your knee. 

Dr. Mammen uses in-office tools like ultrasound to precisely diagnose the cause of your knee pain so he can personalize a recovery plan for you. 

What are the different treatment options for knee pain?

At Ascend Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Mammen offers many options for knee pain treatment. These include: 

Viscosupplementation injections 

Viscosupplementation injections add hyaluronic acid to your knee joint, which essentially replaces cartilage lost to osteoarthritis and allows for smoother and less painful movement.

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids decrease inflammation in your knee. Dr. Mammen can inject corticosteroids into the joint (intra-articular), the nearby soft tissues, or the muscles around the knee based on your condition and needs.

Regenerative medicine injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections can stimulate fast healing, improve your body's tissue renewal rate, and reduce knee pain dramatically. 

Anesthetic injections

Anesthetic injections, such as genicular nerve blocks, deliver numbing medicine to the nerves that relay knee pain signals to the brain. This injection stops those signals to temporarily stop pain. If a genicular nerve block helps you in the short term, you may be a good candidate for nerve ablation for longer-term pain relief.

Nerve ablation

Nerve ablation disables the nerve causing your knee pain signals. The nerve regenerates very slowly, so this can give you lasting knee pain relief. 

Cyst draining 

A Baker's cyst is a swollen bursa behind your knee. Draining the fluid can relieve pain, as can corticosteroid injections.

MLS robotic class IV laser therapy

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy minimizes inflammation and stimulates healing to stop your knee pain. This treatment uses dual wavelength infrared light to harmlessly penetrate your skin and start the healing at the cellular level. 

Dr. Mammen uses the most advanced technology, including fluoroscopic imaging, to guide injections into the ideal spot in your knee for maximum healing and pain relief. 

Call Ascend Regenerative Medicine or click on the online scheduler for help with knee pain now.