275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Runner’s knee – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) – is a common among runners. Knee pain while running is caused by irritation in the area where the kneecap rests on the thighbone. Dr. Brian Kessler – Medical Director of Spine and Sport Medicine – has comprised a Multidisciplinary Team of therapeutic professionals in one convenient location to diagnose and treat knee pain.

Knee Pain After Running Injury

The knee is the largest joint supporting the body. The bones inside the knee joint are covered by cartilage. This cartilage absorbs shock and provides a smooth, gliding surface for the knee joint’s movement. Excessive stress on the knee joints while running causes irritation and painful runner’s knee.

Runner’s knee is common among:

  • Runners
  • Cyclists
  • Basketball players

The onset of runner’s knee is gradual, although it can also be set on by a single traumatic incident.

  • Drastic change in training regimen
  • Dramatic increase in training time
  • Increases in training distance and/or intensity
  • Inappropriate and/or ill-fitted footwear

Pain from runner’s knee can be sharp and sudden – or – dull and chronic. Pain may disappear during running and return afterward. The cause of runner’s knee is typically the result of poorly conditioned quadriceps and tight hamstrings. To treat and avoid runner’s knee, add strengthening and stretching to your routine.

Weak Quads

  • Don’t support the kneecap
  • Misalign the kneecap

Inflexible Hamstrings

  • Place pressure on knee
  • Cause weakness and sudden buckling in the knee

One Stop Knee Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

Discover accurate knee pain diagnosis and effective treatment within the warm and inviting spa-like environment at Spine and Sports Medicine. Our facility offers all-encompassing pain management services in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location.

Spine and Sports Medicine is a premier therapeutic clinic implementing advanced modalities of knee pain treatment – thermal, sound, and electrical therapies – in addition to the most advanced strengthening equipment and exercise machines. We offer off-hours for scheduling appointments, including selected evenings throughout the work week and mornings or afternoons on Saturdays.

Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of the diagnosis and treatment of your knee pain covered by your medical insurance policy. Most PPOs have out-of-network benefits allowing insurance coverage for doctor’s not listed in your insurer’s directory. The insurance experts at Spine and Sports Medicine will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Guide to Pain Relief

Please click the icon below to download Dr. Brian Kessler’s complimentary eBook – Guide to Pain Relief – or call 212.986.3888 to schedule a consultation.

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