Knee Care

Are you experiencing sudden or acute knee pain on the front, back, or sides of your knee? Persistent pain in the knee, muscle weakness around the knee, or limited range of motion in the knee may indicate a serious knee joint injury or condition, like a ligament tear, cartilage degeneration, or arthritis. Fortunately, we can help.

Knee pain is a fairly common complaint among our patients — and because it’s such a complex joint, proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment is essential. Our physicians are experts of the knee and treat patients from all walks of life: Competitive athletes, weekend warriors, active individuals, advanced aging populations, those injured on the job, and people who have experienced traumatic knee injuries in an accident like a car crash. We will help you get back on the field, back to work, and back to life!

Contact us with questions or schedule an appointment online to have your knee pain evaluated and treated. Our offices can be reached at 603-431-1121 (Portsmouth, NH) and 207-363-3490 (York, ME).

Diagnosing Knee Pain

Whether you’re experiencing sudden or persistent knee pain, chances are it’s affecting your lifestyle. Our sports medicine physicians, general orthopedists, and trained knee surgeons are able to evaluate athletes and people of all ages, abilities, and activity levels to understand their knee pain symptoms, conditions, and injuries of any nature, including the following: 

Our providers most often see patients experiencing these common knee problems.

Knee Pain Symptoms

  • Frequent knee pain on the front or the sides
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Tendency to limp from knee pain
  • Difficulty going up and down the stairs 
  • Pain getting in and out of the car
  • Pain getting on and off chairs

Knee Conditions

  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis in the Knee
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Cartilage Deterioration or Softening (Chondromalacia)

Knee Injuries

  • Meniscal Deficiency
  • Meniscal Tear
  • ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL sprains
  • ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL tears
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Kneecap Dislocations

In addition to a clinical evaluation — and almost always before treatments like injections or surgery are recommended — our providers may order imaging to better understand and diagnose your knee pain. We may also refer you to another specialist within, or outside of, our clinic for a more comprehensive evaluation.

Examples of imaging that may be ordered include X-rayEMGUltrasound, MRI, CT Scan, or Osteoporosis Screening. Examples of specialists you may be referred to include other doctors within our practice who treat areas related to your knee pain; physical therapists or occupational therapists who can provide further functional movement evaluation and rehabilitation guidance; or, as a last effort, knee surgeons who can provide additional screenings and treatment recommendations like knee arthroscopy or partial and total knee replacement.

Diagnose Your Knee Pain

Treating Knee Injuries & Conditions

We offer extensive non-surgical treatments and surgical treatments designed to repair knee problems. We’re also here to provide straightforward advice and guidance on how to avoid knee injuries, cartilage damage, and general wear and tear of the knee over time. 

After a clinical evaluation of your knee and, if necessary, advanced imaging of your knee, our providers may recommend any of the following nonsurgical treatment plans.

At-Home Treatments

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Continued Rest  – simple, but effective!
  • Knee strengthening exercises like lunges
  • Remote Physical Therapy

Nonoperative Clinical Treatments 

We will always try to treat your knee without surgical intervention. However, if you are not responding to nonoperative treatment, like rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, or injections, we may recommend knee surgery. Advanced imaging will always be ordered to be sure our diagnose is accurate.

We provide the following knee surgeries at Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth, NH) and York Hospital (York, ME), and will soon be opening an on-site ambulatory surgical center at our offices on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH.

Treat Your Knee Pain

What Makes Us Different?

We are experts in treating knee pain. If you have pain in your knee, especially knee pain that is worsened with activity, reach out to us to diagnose and treat your condition. We offer the latest approaches to eliminate pain in your knees, from injections and cartilage restoration to arthroscopic surgery and robotic-assisted partial or total knee replacement. These innovative options all target specific areas of the knee joint for optimal results. Our Seacoast NH-based team of experienced and dedicated providers is here for you every step of the way — we’ll put you on the road to recovery and back to doing what you love.

Treating Providers | Knee Care

We offer preventative, nonoperative, and operative knee care to people of all ages and abilities throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

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