When Should I See Knee Pain Specialist Tinton Falls NJ
Knee pain is a common complaint among adults and most often associated with general wear and tear from daily activities like walking, bending, standing and lifting. Athletes who run or play sports that involve jumping or quick pivoting are also more likely to experience knee pain and problems. But whether an individual’s knee pain is caused by aging or injury, it can be a nuisance and even debilitating in some circumstances. Pain is a common knee problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain can be aggravated by physical activity, as well as obesity, affected by the surrounding muscles and their movements, and be triggered by other problems (such as a foot injury). Knee pain can affect people of all ages, and home remedies can be helpful unless it becomes severe.
What are some common knee problems?
Many knee problems are a result of the aging process and continual wear and stress on the knee joint (such as, arthritis). Other knee problems are a result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee. Common knee problems include the following:
- Sprained or strained knee ligaments and/or muscles. A sprained or strained knee ligament or muscle is usually caused by a blow to the knee or a sudden twist of the knee. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking.
- Torn cartilage. Trauma to the knee can tear the menisci (pads of connective tissue that act as shock absorbers and also enhance stability). Cartilage tears can often occur with sprains. Treatment may involve wearing a brace during an activity to protect the knee from further injury. Surgery may be needed to repair the tear.
- Tendonitis. Inflammation of the tendons may result from overuse of a tendon during certain activities such as running, jumping, or cycling. Tendonitis of the patellar tendon is called jumper’s knee. This often occurs with sports, such as basketball, where the force of hitting the ground after a jump strains the tendon.
- Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the knee. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process where the cartilage in the joint gradually wears away. It often affects middle-age and older people. Osteoarthritis may be caused by excess stress on the joint such as repeated injury or being overweight. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the knees by causing the joint to become inflamed and by destroying the knee cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis often affects persons at an earlier age than osteoarthritis.
What Are Some Symptoms Of Knee Problems?
- Heard a popping sound when your knee was injured
- Notice your knee looks deformed
- Feel severe pain
- Have sudden swelling
- Can’t use your knee
- Also have redness, swelling, warmth,or significant pain
- Develop a fever
- Feel constant pain
- Notice your pain getting worse
Dr. Daniel Savarino
Dr. Savarino, an established and highly skilled physician, has over 10 years of experience in Sports Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Family Practice Residency at North Shore – LIJ Hospital at Plainview, where he served as Chief Resident in 2007-2008.
Dr. Savarino’s practice Apex Center for Regenerative Medicine is the first in the State of New Jersey to provide the Emsculpt NEO, a non-invasive body shaping procedure that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building. Dr. Savarino has become a Clinical Trainer and Mentor for the BTL (Emsculpt NEO) as well as BioTE (hormones). His practice is now an Academic Center, where he works with and trains other medical professionals on these procedures.
At the completion of his residency, Dr. Savarino covered the orthopedic, trauma, pediatric, sports and total joint clinic at Nassau University Medical Center, an active Level 1 Trauma Center in Long Island, NY. Dr. Savarino completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at North Shore -LIJ Plainview, at which time he worked with 2 NCAA colleges and several local high schools, covering multiple sports from the sidelines and treating injured patients in the training room. He also covered major events including the NYC Marathon, NYC Triathalon, Long Island Marathon and Golden Gloves Boxing.
Before starting Apex Center For Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Savarino worked in one of the busiest Orthopedic and Sports Medicine practices in New York City. During that same time, he performed over 10,000 procedures including Tenex, PRP (Platelet enriched plasma), stem cells and ultrasound guided injections, making him one of the most experienced practitioners in his specialty. Patients have traveled from different parts of America and from different countries to be treated by him.