Knee Pain Specialist

SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Jay M. Shah, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Colonia, NJ & West Orange, NJ

Chronic knee pain can keep you from walking, exercising, and enjoying comfortable movement, but SamWell Institute for Pain Management in West Orange and Colonia, New Jersey has help for you. Dr. Jay M. Shah, a doctor who’s double board-certified in pain medicine and rehabilitation medicine, is here to help you beat knee pain now. Book your appointment by phone or online tool today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee is made up of many parts, including bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and cushioning bursae. Knee problems can develop within any of these components, or within several of them at one time.

Some of the things that can cause knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament damage, such as anterior cruciate ligament tears
  • Bone fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Post-surgery complications
  • Cartilage damage
  • Bursitis

Sometimes, the reason for your knee pain may come from away from the knee. For example, hip problems could potentially cause pain that radiates down to your knee.

When do I need knee pain treatment?

Knee pain is sometimes a temporary and minor issue that resolves if you rest for a few days. But, if you’re having knee symptoms beyond minor pain, you may have a serious injury that requires treatment now. Some possible signs of serious knee injury can include when:

  • Your knee is badly swollen
  • You're not able to straighten your leg
  • Your knee has changed shape
  • Your knee is red and hot to the touch
  • Your knee seems to give out unexpectedly

Don’t let knee pain and problems grow chronic (12 weeks or more) before you seek a solution.

How is knee pain treated?

There are many different approaches to knee pain treatment. Dr. Shah will prescribe a solution based on your specific condition, your symptoms, and your unique needs. Some of the treatment options at SamWell Institute for Pain Management include:

  • Viscosupplementation to add lubrication to your knee in osteoarthritis
  • Radiofrequency Ablation to deaden knee area nerves causing pain
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy to heal damaged knee tissues
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation in your knees
  • Nerve blocks
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Disease-modifying drugs (for rheumatoid arthritis knee pain)

There are also other treatment options, including surgery if you need it. Usually, surgery is only necessary if you don’t get good long-term results from one of the noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment solutions.

To get knee pain relief now, use the online scheduling tool anytime to book an appointment, or call SamWell Institute for Pain Management.