Knee Pain

We start with the least invasive interventions and moving along the continuum toward more aggressive treatments until we find the right one for you. Call us today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online to schedule your free consultation.
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East Shore Healthcare

Harrisburg’s Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, since 1984!

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. Nearly all of us will have knee pain at some point in our lives and for some of us, it can be debilitating. According to the American Osteopathic Association, knee pain is the second leading cause of chronic pain; more than one-third of Americans report being affected by knee pain.

Any knee injury needs to be medically examined and diagnosed. At East Shore Healthcare, we start with the simplest, least invasive interventions and moving along the continuum toward more aggressive treatments until we find the right one for you. We serve the boroughs and cities of Palmyra, Reading, Harrisburg, and Lancaster, PA. Call us today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online to schedule your free consultation.

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FAQs on Knee Pain:

What are the Common Symptoms of Knee Pain?

There are several warning signs of a serious knee condition. These include:

 

Another indication of a serious problem is a reduction of movement or strength in the knee. If it feels that the knee is going to give way, or it is hard to fully straighten the knee, and if you experience a popping or crunching noise when moving, there is cause for more serious concern.

 

Who is at Risk of Knee Pain?

Athletes, and especially runners, are prone to muscle tearing. Knee injuries and muscle tearing are also a common injury reported by obese patients. Further, the National Institutes of Health reported that frequent knee pain affects approximately twenty five percent of adults with osteoarthritis as the most common cause of knee pain in people fifty years or older.

 

Is a Standard Pain Reliever Enough for Knee Pain?

Over-the-counter pain reliever typically only provides relief for a few weeks at a time. In severe cases, steroid medication are prescribed. However, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), it was found that the injection of a steroid for pain every three months over two years can weaken your knees.3 It is best to see us if you can't bear weight on your knee, and to allow us to recommend the best treatment possible.

 

What are the Treatments of Knee Pain?

Finding relief from knee pain differs from person to person. Treatments aren’t always complex or invasive. If knee discomfort persists, the exercises should be discontinued and it is best that you seek our professional help. One of the best treatments for a bum knee is physical therapy. It is found to be helpful in improving your posture and balance. Additionally, ultrasound-guided needle injections is a safe and effective solution that targets knee pain caused by nerve damage.  With proper guidance, you can experience better knee strength and pain management.

 

Can Stem-Cell Therapy Cure Knee Pain?

Stem cells can be used as a powerful anti-inflammatory treatment for knee problem. Stem-cell therapy is helpful when treating knee injuries sustained during sports, using your own stem cells to replace injured tissue. These stem cells are injected directly into your knee where they can encourage new cell growth and will fight the inflammation causing the pain. Stem cell injections are relatively non-invasive, safe and effective.

For more information on knee pain and how we can help you alleviate it, call us at (717) 652-5550 or book an appointment online.

 

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