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Knee Pain Specialist

Alan Dayan, MD, PC, FAAOS

NYU Orthopedic Surgeon in Brooklyn, New York & Staten Island, NY

Knee pain as a result of arthritis, a sports injury, or years of wear can prevent you from participating in daily activities without serious discomfort, or altogether. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Alan J. Dayan, MD, is an expert at diagnosing and treating knee pain. To learn about both nonsurgical and surgical treatments to relieve your knee pain long-term, call Dr. Dayan’s Brooklyn, New York, office or schedule an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Some of the most common reasons for knee pain include degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, injuries, overuse, and other factors such as:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Torn ligaments
  • Meniscus tears
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infection

In rare cases, chronic knee pain is the result of a bone tumor. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Dayan is an expert at diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of your knee pain so you can get back to living your active lifestyle.

When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

If you have constant pain, a dull ache that doesn’t go away, or sharp, shooting pain when you walk or try to move your knee, it’s a good idea to seek medical attention from an orthopedic expert like Dr. Dayan.

Additionally, if you are unable to put weight on your knee, it’s swollen, or you can’t fully extend or flex your knee joint without pain, it’s time to seek medical attention so you can address the problem before it causes further complications. Untreated knee pain can lead to hip problems, changes in your gait, and even pain in your spine.

What are my treatment options for knee pain or arthritis?

Once Dr. Dayan determines the underlying cause of your knee pain, he recommends specific treatments for your condition. Your customized treatment plan may include nonsurgical and surgical procedures such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Knee injections
  • Knee replacement surgeries
  • Medications to relieve pain or treat infection

If you need surgery to correct your knee condition so you can get back to living a more active lifestyle, Dr. Dayan is an expert at:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement

Dr. Dayan recommends the type of knee surgery you can benefit from based on your pain and disability, so he can improve your knee function and reduce or eliminate daily pain.

If you experience daily knee pain, or your knee joints have become stiffer as you’ve gotten older, the sooner you seek medical treatment, the more options you may have before you need a total knee replacement. Call the office for an appointment, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule a consultation.