Are You Suffering From a Torn Meniscus?

Have you been feeling pain and discomfort after twisting your knee during your morning jog or while walking down your stairs? Chances are you may be suffering from the effects of a torn meniscus. Unfortunately, this type of injury is highly common and, although home remedies may be helpful, pain management services are advised. Recognize the symptoms of your meniscus tear and find the help you need with Total Pain Care.

Identify the Symptoms

The menisci is a set of cartilage cushions in your knee that serves as support between the thigh and shinbone. Your meniscus runs the danger of tearing during activities where the knee is exposed to abrupt twisting and rotating motions. The key in getting the most out of your torn meniscus treatment is promptly identifying the symptoms. These generally include:

  • A popping sensation in the knee
  • The feeling of having your knee lock up
  • Not being able to straighten your knee
  • Pain when rotating your knee
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness

Your Health is Our Priority

The use of medication and rest can be helpful in treating your meniscus tear. However, physical treatment can be an important tool in stabilizing your joint by strengthening the muscles around your knee.

At Total Pain Care, we are determined to lead you through the journey toward recovery at your own pace and with the utmost professionalism. Our pain management specialists prioritize your needs and work to bring you back to a pain-free life as quickly as possible. Take the first step towards health by contacting our New Jersey office if your meniscus tear is becoming an issue.

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  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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