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Joint Pain Specialist

Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC

Physical Therapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Joint pain can limit your daily activities and keep you from the hobbies you love. The expert physical therapists, Billy Reilly, MS, PT, and Paul LaRosa, MS, PT at Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC, treat people of all ages who suffer from all types of joint pain. Visit their office on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City if you have an injury or medical condition that causes joint pain. You can call or schedule your consultation online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Your body contains 360 different joints, each made up of tendons, ligaments, bone, and cartilage. Injury or damage to any part of these joints may lead to pain. Joint pain can range from mild to severe and occur in one or more joints in your body, including the knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, or spine.

Joint pain may be accompanied by swelling, stiffness, or a decreased range of motion in the affected joint.

What causes joint pain?

The team at Empire Physical Therapy have extensive experience helping people recover from various injuries and medical conditions that cause joint pain in many areas of the body.

Wrist and Elbow Pain

In addition to acute injuries, like sprains and strains, common causes of wrist and elbow pain include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Back and Neck Pain

Common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Nerve impingement

Knee Pain

Your knees are particularly vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and conditions, including:

  • ACL or PCL tear
  • MCL or LCL sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus injury
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Bursitis and tendonitis

The experts at Empire Physical Therapy also treat post-operative knee pain following partial or total knee replacement surgery.

Shoulder Pain

In addition to post-operative pain, common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator cuff injury and repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder dislocation and instability

Hip Pain

Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Labral tears
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

Similar to knee and shoulder pain, total hip replacement surgery may cause pain that can be effectively managed with physical therapy.

Ankle and Foot Pain

Common causes of ankle and foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints

The experts at Empire Physical Therapy believe in treating the individual instead of just the injury. No matter what type of condition you have, they develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your recovery goals.

How does physical therapy help joint pain?

Your journey to recovery at Empire Physical Therapy begins with a comprehensive consultation with an expert physical therapist. They spend about an hour evaluating your condition, then design a customized treatment plan.

Depending on your specific needs, your physical therapy sessions may include:

  • Hands-on (manual) therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation

You can expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour at each one-on-one therapy session, and you’ll meet with the same therapist each time. In addition to your visit in your private treatment room, your therapist may teach you exercises to increase your strength and flexibility in Empire Physical Therapy’s state-of-the-art gym facility.

If you suffer from joint pain, call or book an appointment online today.