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Knee Pain Specialist

William Schell, MD -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

William Schell, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy located in Upper West Side, Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Knee pain is a common complaint among many Americans, and can significantly hinder quality of life. If knee pain prevents you from completing normal day-to-day tasks, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Schell, MD, can help. He treats knee injuries at his New York City office to restore knee function and alleviate pain. Call to learn more about knee pain management and treatment options, or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of a knee injury?

Pain near your knee joint is the most common symptom of a knee injury. Call Dr. Schell to schedule an appointment if you experience pain or other symptoms, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Weakness
  • Popping or crunching sounds in the knee
  • Inability to straighten or bear weight on your knee

What causes knee pain?

Various injuries or wear and tear can lead to knee pain, which is why treating the root cause of pain is essential. Injuries associated with knee pain include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tears
  • Knee instability or buckling
  • Arthritis injuries
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Bursitis or tendonitis (inflammation)
  • Cysts
  • Infections

Risk factors for injuries and knee pain associated with it include being overweight, older age, and overuse injuries. Finding the cause of your pain helps Dr. Schell come up with an appropriate treatment plan.

How are knee injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Schell reviews your medical history and completes a physical examination to diagnose knee pain, and the underlying medical condition causing it. He also orders imaging tests — such as MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays — and may recommend lab tests.

What is the treatment for knee pain?

The best treatment for knee pain depends on how severe the pain is, and the type of injury you have. Dr. Schell may recommend conservative treatments, such as:

  • Resting the knee joint
  • Elevation
  • Compression
  • Physical therapy
  • Knee stabilization
  • Taking certain medications
  • Icing the knee

In more severe cases, surgical repair is necessary to fully restore knee function and give you the quality of life you deserve. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Schell is uniquely qualified to perform:

  • Arthroscopy of the knee joint
  • Total knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee
  • Meniscus repair
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Patellofemoral instability treatment

Knee surgery can take awhile to recover from but helps restore knee function so you can be physically active and participate in sports again.

When you’re ready to receive knee pain treatment from one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the New York area, call Dr. Schell’s office to schedule a consultation or book online today.

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