Physical Therapy for Knee Pain NYC

Fifth Avenue offers effective, non-invasive knee pain treatment in 4 locations in the New York Metropolitan area:

Experiencing Knee Pain?

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In today’s world, knee soreness affects almost everyone in society at some point in their life.  Each injury has its own specific mechanism of the knee injury and of course the treatment. Some have knee pain while walking others may even have knee pain when bending etc. It is very dependent on the person, their body and lifestyle.

You may feel this pain suddenly after an exercise or sport, but like much wear and tear or arthritis can creep up on us all. Proper strength and flexibility is the key here. Over half of athletes that exercise face some sort of knee-related pain that year and seems to affect women more than men.

It surmised that greater hip to knee geometry is slightly wider in women thus increasing knee forces. It is the 2nd most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to the orthopaedic doctor.

At Fifth Avenue Physical Therapy & Wellness we have years of experience with many different cases. We are even trusted by professional athletes and with physical therapy for the US Olympic team. So, if you are in pain currently and need support call us on 212-529-5700 or scroll to the top to book an appointment with one of our team.


During the physical exam, the doctor is likely to:

  • Test out how far you move your lower leg in dissimilar directions.
  • Inspect the knee for any pain, warmth, pain and tenderness.
  • Push on or pull the joint to evaluate the integrity of structures.
  • See if you can walk, run and hop.

Diagnostic Tests

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Arthroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Joint aspiration

Rehabilitation Exercise Program 

  • Specific exercises may be introduced to improve the strength, flexibility, posture and stability of the joints as a whole.
  • Proper maintenance care and education will advise and be provided to each patient as the TRUE KEY in preventing injuries from recurring.

Inflammation Reduction

  • Ice, laser, elevation, compression, aerobic exercise and deep breathing all help reduce inflammation in the body.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis – This causes damage to articular cartilage, mild swelling of tissues in and around the joints. The pain may get worse after putting weight on the knees and become stiff if you don’t move for a while.

Gout – A kind of arthritis that attack, sudden stiffness, burning pain and joint swelling. It is caused by more uric acid present in the blood. When it is too high, the uric acid forms crystals in the joints.

Sprains and strains – If you think the pain occurs due to more activity than usually what you do, then you have probably strained or sprained the knee. Knee tissues stretched a bit, but are not damaged.

Tendonitis – This connects the kneecap to the shin bone that causes patellar tendonitis. This condition is sometimes known as jumper’s knee due to the activities of volleyball and basketball.

Anterior pain – This will occur in front of the knee, around the kneecap known as anterior knee agony or patellofemoral pain syndrome. The pain occurs by sitting for prolonged periods, kneeling or using stairs.

Osgood Schlatter’s disease – If you see a sign of swelling, tenderness in below the knee cap.

Cartilage damage or Menisci – A cartilage offers a cushion between the shinbone and thighbone. Occurs sudden twist in the knee joint, swelling, results in pain, and occasionally locking of the knee.

Bursitis – It is the inflammation of a bursa located near your knee joint. The small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that minimizes cushions and friction points between bones and tendons near the joints. Each knee has 11 bursae.

Common Questions about Knee Pain

Who gets knee issues?

  • Women, men and children. It occurs in people of all races and ethnic backgrounds.

How common is knee pain?

  • It is common, especially among athletes. Responsible for about one-third of doctor’s visits for bone pain and muscle.

What is involved in a physical examination of the knee?

  • The doctor examines the knee movement while placing a variety of positions and perform some in-office tests. He or she also assesses the appearance of the knee and compare it to the good knee.

What are sudden injuries (sudden knee pain)?

  • It is caused by a direct blow or from abnormal twisting, falling and bending.

What is runner’s knee?

  • It is the term used to describe several disorders includes iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome.
  • It is common among runners. Affects athletes who participate in activities that require a lot of knees bending such as jumping, walking, and biking. Usually causes aching pain around the knee cap.

What are the common risk factors for knee pain

  • Muscle weakness
  • Genes
  • Inactivity
  • Smoking
  • Occupation
  • Overweight or Obese
  • Not resting after injury
  • Depression
  • Overuse and injuries

What Causes Patella Pain?

We can be alerted of the pain by any structures of the knee. For example, the pain caused by meniscus, ligament, muscle, bone, and many other structures.  These injuries are usually subsequent to trauma and or overuse.  It is an emergency that if you cannot bear weight on the knee, then it is swollen or has an obvious deformity.

Disease – Many people are affected by pain and the most common issue is Arthritis. It is technically known as joint inflammation. This term is used loosely to describe many other diseases that affect the joints. Basically, joints are cushioned by soft tissues. Swelling occurs if fluid accumulates in these tissues while bones are worn down, assuming another, not as beneficial shape. You will notice that the joint appears bigger than normal or irregular in shape as stated above. Joint swelling is a symptom of a chronic condition, and it’s a sign of an injury that needs medical attention ASAP.

A common symptom of osteoarthritis is knee torment; it is a disease that causes a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints, most people suffer from this at some point in their life. This type of pain comes gradually and is unlikely after an injury.

Injury – It can occur as a result of a direct blow or sudden movements which strain the knee beyond its normal range of motion. Knee pain issues (article) are a result of a lifetime of normal wear and tear as the joint wears out over time. The common injuries are:

  • Tendon tears
  • Sprains
  • Ligaments
  • Strains
  • Cartilage tears
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Parts of the knee – The knee is comprised of cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Bones and cartilage

The pain occurs at the junction of 3 bones:

  • The femur – The big thigh bone. Controlled by the largest nerve in the leg, it controls the muscles and helps to straighten the leg and move the hips. The nerve offers the feeling in the lower part of the leg and front of the thigh. Due to this, the pain affects the ability to walk, and it causes the problem with sensation in the foot and leg.
  • Tibia – the leg bone. The upper portion of this bone is where it helps to form the joints in the knee.  The knee cartilage sits on top of this bone.
  • Patella – knee cap.  It is a small bone you can see in front of the knee joint where the femur and shinbone meet. Patella protects the knee and it connects the muscles in front of your thigh to your tibia.

Contact Fifth Avenue for Knee Pain Treatment & Relief in New York, NYC

If you need knee pain treatment or relief, then please contact us on 212-529-5700. Or you can fill in your details in the contact form below and we will get back to you.