Knee Pain Specialist

Nassim Medical

Sports Medicine & Internists located in Great Neck, NY & Flushing, NY

Knee pain can reduce your mobility and negatively affect your quality of life. Dr. Ariel Nassim and Dr. Roland Nassim of Nassim Medical in Great Neck and Flushing, New York offer non-operative procedures that effectively treat your knee pain so you can get back to the activities you love. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the knee pain treatments provided at Nassim Medical today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The knee is made up of three primary structures: the knee joint, the kneecap, and the ligaments and cartilage. Knee pain results when one of these areas is damaged or injured.

Knee pain can be constant, sharp, shooting, or dull; it can affect one or both knees, and it can be either temporary or chronic.

Conditions that cause knee pain include:

  • Meniscus and ACL tears
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Torn ligaments
  • Bone tumors

Who is at risk of developing knee pain?

Knee pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages and activity levels. However, being overweight increases your risk of developing knee pain. Additional risk factors include:

  • Previous trauma or injuries
  • Physical exercise or athletics
  • Advanced age

You can reduce your risk of developing knee pain and injury by staying physically active, stretching and cooling down when exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and listening to your body to avoid overuse. 

If you experience a knee injury, stop exercising immediately and talk to Dr. Ariel or Dr. Roland Nassim.

How is knee pain diagnosed and treated?

Treating your knee pain depends on accurately identifying its cause. Nassim Medical offers advanced diagnostic techniques to successfully locate the cause of your knee pain as well as nonsurgical medical procedures to treat it. 

Besides a physical examination, Dr. Ariel and Dr. Roland Nassim might recommend the following tests to identify the cause of your knee pain:

  • MRI or CT scans
  • X-ray
  • Bone scans
  • Blood tests
  • Nerve studies (electromyography or EMG)

Dr. Ariel and Dr. Roland Nassim may also use musculoskeletal ultrasound technology to diagnose and treat your knee pain. This technology helps diagnose soft tissue conditions like strains, tears, and sprains by taking images of your joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Once they determine the cause of your knee pain, Dr. Ariel and Dr. Roland Nassim may recommend physical therapy, arthritis management, lifestyle changes, or regenerative medicine techniques that activate the body’s natural healing tendencies. These may include hyaluronic acid "gel" injections or platelet-rich plasma therapy. 

Nassim Medical also provides nonsurgical management for meniscus and ACL tears.

Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about knee pain treatments available at Nassim Medical.