Knee Pain

Competitive athletes have a higher risk of knee pain, but anyone who enjoys an active life is
susceptible to knee injuries and degenerative diseases like arthritis. Nader Fahimi, MD, and
the team at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide comprehensive care that supports a fast recovery and gets you back to your activities with restored strength. As specialists in knee arthroscopy, they also offer advanced diagnostics and minimally invasive repair when needed for damaged knee tissues. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Wayne, Riverdale, and Clifton, New Jersey, or use the online booking feature today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sports injuries are a leading cause of knee pain. The injuries sustained during athletic activities often occur suddenly when you take a hit to your knee, twist the joint, or pull a ligament. However, everyone who enjoys an active lifestyle is susceptible to knee pain caused by overuse injuries.

Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine often treats knee pain caused by:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • ACL tears (and other knee ligaments)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Runner’s knee

Knee pain usually appears together with other symptoms, such as:

  • Bruising
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Limited movement
  • Clicking or popping
  •  Locked knee joint
  • Inability to bear weight on your knee

Ligament injuries create joint instability and make it feel like your knee will give out.

In most cases, your treatment begins with rest, anti-inflammatory medications or injections, and bracing to immobilize your knee while it heals. You also need physical therapy and rehabilitation as soon as possible. Moving your knee promotes healing while restoring strength and mobility.

Some conditions need surgery to ensure the injured tissues can heal properly and regain maximum strength. For example, a torn meniscus, ruptured ACL, or fracture may need surgery rather than conservative treatment.

Arthroscopy allows your provider to see inside the joint, determine the extent of the damage or inflammation, and then repair the injury if needed.

The procedure relies on a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope. The scope contains a lighting system and a small lens. After your provider makes a tiny incision, they insert the scope into your knee joint.

The tiny lens picks up the images and sends them to a monitor, which gives your provider a magnified view of the tissues in your knee.

Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine uses arthroscopy to determine the extent and precise location of your injury. Then they can insert other slim surgical tools if needed to:

  • Repair tendons
  • Reconstruct ligaments
  • Repair or remove a torn meniscus
  • Transplant cartilage
  • Remove bone spurs
  • Remove loose bodies in the joint
  • Clear away inflamed, damaged, or infected tissues

Arthroscopy causes minimal trauma. That means you have less bleeding, less post-surgery pain, and you can recover faster.

Don’t wait to get help for knee pain. Call Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.


The orthopedic surgeons at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery and sport medicine who offer a range of cutting-edge musculoskeletal services, from ACL reconstruction to rotator cuff repair, that will help you get healthy and active again.

Dr. Nader Fahimi

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jason Schneidkraut

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Orthopedic Trauma