Knee Pain: Know Your Treatment Options

Knee Pain: Know Your Treatment Options

You rely on your knees to help you get up out of a chair, walk to the car, and climb up and down stairs, among other things. When you have knee pain, these everyday activities may feel impossible. Though knee pain is common, there’s no need to suffer. 

At LiveWell Pain Management in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, we offer many innovative treatments to help our patients get relief from their knee pain. Our physical medicine and interventional pain management physician, Dr. Nora Taha, takes an integrative and individualized approach to medicine and pain.

If you have chronic knee pain, surgery isn’t your only option. Here, we want to share with you some of the nonsurgical treatments that can ease your knee pain.

Physical rehabilitative medicine

Your knees are weight-bearing joints. Every time you take a step, the force placed on your knee is three times your body weight. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, it feels like 600 pounds to your knees.

Physical rehabilitative medicine provides tools and exercises that reduce the amount of force (or stress) placed on your knees during everyday activities, reducing pain. This might include exercises to strengthen the supportive muscles around your knee joint or the use of a knee brace to take off some of the pressure. 

Joint injections

When oral medications no longer provide significant pain relief, you may benefit from joint injections for your knee pain. We offer many types of injections, including:


If you have knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA), we may recommend viscosupplementation. This injection contains a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that lubricates your joint, improving movement and reducing pain.

Steroid injections

Steroid joint injections reduce inflammation. We may recommend this injection to ease knee pain from OA or rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP, a type of regenerative medicine, is an injection that contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are tiny blood cells that stop bleeding and trigger the release of specialized proteins and growth factors to heal the injured tissue.

We may suggest PRP injections for a knee injury to support your body’s natural healing process. When performing joint injections, we use ultrasound-guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the treatment. 


COOLIEF* is a minimally invasive treatment for knee pain. It uses cooled radiofrequency energy that targets the sensory nerve transmitting pain signals to your brain, deactivating it. 

Unlike other types of radiofrequency ablation treatments, COOLIEF* uses water-cooled technology to disrupt the pain signal without overheating the nerve or surrounding tissue. Additionally, the COOLIEF* technology treats a larger area, providing long-term pain relief.

COOLIEF* is the only FDA-cleared radiofrequency treatment for OA knee pain and may provide relief for up to 12 months

Surgery isn’t your only treatment option for chronic knee pain. We can develop an alternative plan to ease your discomfort, potentially delaying or preventing your need for surgery. 

To find out more about our innovative, nonsurgical treatment options for pain, call our office today or request an appointment online. 

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