Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

 Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Knee Pain Management Westchester

Lawrence Hospital Center | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

55 Palmer Avenue, First Floor
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Lawrence Hospital Center | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Knee Pain Management Westchester

Knee Pain Management in Westchester, NY


Do you suffer from chronic knee pain in the Westchester, New York area? Whether it's an injury that has not properly healed, a pulled tendon, or a degenerative condition like arthritis, the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help. We have a team of dedicated orthopedic specialists, each with years of experience. They have successfully treated hundreds of patients with knee pain, and would welcome the opportunity to help you as well. Give our center a call to request a professional consultation with one of our knee pain specialists today.


During your consultation, one of our specialists will perform a careful exam to determine the source of your knee pain. This will help determine the best course of treatment.


Common causes of knee pain include the following:



  • Arthritis: While there are many different forms of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis, which is when wear and tear causes deterioration of the cartilage of the joint. Non-surgical treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone shots and physical therapy. In advanced cases where pain is intolerable, and limits mobility, knee replacement surgery may be an option.

  • Ligament Injuries: Knee pain from ligament injuries is usually the result of a sports injury, but may also occur as the result of a car accident or some other trauma. There are three ligaments in the knee, and treatment varies depending on the ligament. Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) frequently require reconstructive surgery, while injuries to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) and the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) are usually treated with non-surgical means such as braces, crutches, elevation and physical therapy. 

  • Meniscal Tear: Meniscus is a type of cartilage in your knee that rests between the thigh bone and the shin bone. One of the menisci is on the outside of your knee, while the other is on the inside of the knee. This cartilage may tear due to a traumatic injury. When this occurs surgery may be necessary. Surgical options include meniscectomy, meniscus repair surgery and meniscal transplantation.

  • Patellar Tendonitis: The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the shin bone. Patellar tendonitis is when this tendon becomes inflamed due to overuse or injury. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory medication, rest, ice, physical therapy and in some cases, a supportive knee brace may be used.

  • Dislocated Kneecap: Also known as patellar subluxation, this condition is when the kneecap does does slide appropriately within the trochlea groove as it should. In some cases, the kneecap dislocates completely out of this groove. This condition can be caused by a number of factors including a wide pelvis, a shallow groove for the kneecap, or abnormalities in gait. In most cases conventional treatment including physical therapy and bracing/taping are sufficient, however, in some cases surgical intervention may be required.


These are just a few of the potential issues that can result in chronic knee pain. If you are suffering from knee pain that has been unrelenting for a long period of time, if you have swelling or redness in the knee, or if you have intense pain that is limiting your mobility you should seek medical care. A consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will help put your mind at ease, and prevent complications that may be caused by delayed treatment. If you live in the Westchester, New York area, give us a call to arrange an appointment today.