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Knee Pain Specialist

TLC Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy & Private Medical Practices located in North Shore, Staten Island, NY & South Shore, Staten Island, NY

Knee pain is common and often crippling, but you don’t have to live with the pain. At TLC Physical Therapy, Jason LaMendola, PT, and his dedicated team offer physical therapy to ease knee pain and improve healing. Call an office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Alternatively, you can use the online scheduling page to book.

Knee Pain Q&A

What is knee pain?

Knee pain is a painful feeling in your knee joint. Knee joints are made up of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage. If you injure your knee, suffer joint wear-and-tear, or develop a degenerative disease that damages your joint, treatment from TLC Physical Therapy may be able to help you.

What does knee pain feel like?

Knee pain symptoms may include:

  • Sharp discomfort
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Popping sounds

If knee pain doesn’t go away on its own or if you need knee surgery, schedule an appointment at TLC Physical Therapy for an evaluation.

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Many injuries, diseases, and conditions can cause knee pain, including:

  • ACL injuries
  • MCL injuries
  • Knee bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Excess body weight
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Lack of flexibility and strength
  • Previous joint injuries

The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. Finding the root cause of knee pain helps your provider develop the most effective treatment plan.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of knee pain?

Your specialist completes a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine why you have knee pain. They may recommend that you undergo diagnostic tests. These include a blood test and an imaging procedure like X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or other imaging methods.

The TLC Physical Therapy team works to design a rehabilitation program that best matches your needs.

How does physical therapy help with knee pain?

Physical therapy uses gentle manipulation, flexibility training, and injury-specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the affected tissues. You might use exercise bands, ride a stationary bike, or undergo provider-assisted stretching with your therapist to heal as quickly as possible after an injury or surgery.

You might initially see your therapist several times a week, then less frequently as your knee joint heals.

To discover more about physical therapy for knee pain and learn if it’s right for you, call a TLC Physical Therapy office today in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment. Online scheduling is also available to book.