Knee Pain Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Knees are particularly prone to becoming a source of pain, from both acute injury and chronic wear and tear. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, is an experienced physical therapist providing outstanding services to patients in the Staten Island area of New York who are experiencing pain in their knees, using expert manual therapy techniques and advanced laser treatments. To schedule a one-to-one consultation, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knees are prone to painful injuries and wear and tear, but that’s not surprising given that they endure a great deal of stress every day, supporting most of your body weight and enabling you to walk, run, and jump.

Playing sports can be particularly hard on the knees, and sports injuries are a common cause of knee pain. Knees are also one of the joints that are most likely to undergo the degenerative changes that lead to osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain.

What kinds of injuries can cause knee pain?

Painful injuries to the knee most often involve the support structures like ligaments and tendons, resulting in injuries such as:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendinitis (runner’s knee)
  • Articular cartilage injuries

Knee pain could also be due to a fracture of one or more of the bones in the knee (tibia, femur, fibula, and patella), or dislocation of the joint.

How is knee pain treated?

Before starting treatment, Dr. Fedosseev needs to diagnose the cause of your knee pain. Physical examination and a discussion of your symptoms can provide a preliminary diagnosis. You might also need to undergo diagnostic imaging tests like an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis and the extent of any tissue damage.

Dr. Fedosseev then creates a personalized treatment plan for you, incorporating the most effective therapies for your condition. Your treatment plan could include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

It’s often helpful to take the weight off an injured knee by using a knee brace. This supports your knee and allows damaged tendons and ligaments to begin healing.

Physical therapy is an important part of the healing process, as it’s vital that you keep the surrounding muscles and other supporting structures strong and mobile, or your knee could weaken, prolonging recovery and potentially causing a chronic problem.

Dr. Fedosseev finds that patients who have knee pain often recover best with a combination of manual therapy and state-of-the-art laser therapy.

If your knees are causing you pain, get fast effective treatment by calling Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today to schedule a consultation, or book your one-to-one appointment online.