Knee Pain Treatment in New Jersey

Knee Pain Treatment in New Jersey

Knee pain can range from mild to severe, and intense knee pain can drastically impact your ability to get around and manage life. A knee injury can affect your ability to work and the general pain can make your daily life uncomfortable. Nearly a quarter (25%) of American adults suffer from some degree of knee pain. 

Align Health & Wellness proudly offers knee pain treatment in NJ. Our professional staff utilizes a wide range of non-invasive treatment modalities to identify knee problems, manage pain, and enhance functional strength. 

Contact us to discuss our physical therapy for knee pain services!

Knee Pain Treatment Options

Knee pain can arise from several things. Perhaps you sustained an injury at work, or maybe your knee hurts because of arthritis. Whatever the root cause, knee pain is very common but can also interrupt your daily routine. Moving around can cause pain and make it hard to get comfortable, which can affect overall sleep quality as well. 

Potential treatment options depend on the kind of knee pain. 

  • Acute pain typically results from a specific injury, such as a torn ligament or a broken kneecap.
  • Chronic knee pain typically comes from a long-term or degenerative conditions, such as arthritis. 

The knee joint is highly complex, so there can be several things that can go wrong. Most of the time, you can opt for non-invasive, non-surgical methods to manage knee pain and injury. However, in some cases, knee surgery might be the best option to manage injury and damage. 

Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain

Many might be surprised that chiropractic care can manage knee pain. After all, the knee and back are completely separate parts of the body, right?

The truth is that the spine and its alignment affect virtually every other system in the body. If your spine is unaligned, that can affect your hip alignment and gait, both of which can contribute to increasing knee pain. Chiropractic issues might also affect your ability to sit and lie down correctly, both of which can exacerbate knee injury and pain. 

Chiropractic care uses manual manipulation of the back muscles and vertebrae to treat dysfunction. Manipulation reduces pain and pressure on the spinal cord and loosens back muscles, both of which can contribute to reducing knee pain. Reach out to our team to find a qualified chiropractor for knee pain.

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Physical therapy is another option for knee pain treatment in NJ. Physical therapy involves targeted exercise and stretching to strengthen damaged tissues and regain functionality. The point of physical therapy is to restore damaged parts of the body back to as full condition as possible. 

Our physical therapy treatment regimens will involve a thorough physical assessment to determine your condition. We understand that one-size-fits-all routines are not adequate, so we tailor all treatments to your individual rehabilitation goals and physical ability. 

Physical therapy for knee pain may also involve hands-on stimulation of affected areas. Other methods we may consider for treatment include:

  • Electric muscle stimulation uses electrical signals to create contractions in muscles to stimulate tissue growth. EMS can help retain and regain muscle mass, making it easier to move around on your knee without pain. 
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can reduce pressure and swelling in the knee, increasing function and mobility. 
  • Massage therapy involves manual manipulation of muscles to reduce tension and increase flexibility. Massage therapy can loosen muscle tightness in the knee that causes pain when you walk. 

Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Acupuncture is a type of therapeutic treatment that relies on stimulating pressure points and tissues using small needles. The acupuncturist inserts small needles into strategic locations in the skin, which produce endorphins that regulate pain and loosen muscles. 

Acupuncture originally stems from ancient China as a method of realigning the body’s energy flow, or qi. However, modern science has shown numerous benefits for acupuncture for a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. One study in the medical journal Children shows that about seven out of every ten patients (69%) report that acupuncture helped either moderately or significantly reduce their pain. 

Acupuncture differs from many other treatment modalities as it takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. Acupuncture can also be used to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our acupuncturists are educated in major acupuncture techniques and can adapt their skills to meet your needs. 

Knee Pain Treatment FAQ

Our patients have a lot of questions about our knee pain treatments, so below are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive. 

What Should I Avoid When I Have a Knee Injury?

If you have a knee injury, you should avoid any activity that puts undue stress on the area, such as doing too much exercise or lifting heavy objects. You should also avoid wearing uncomfortable footwear that doesn’t properly support your knee.

What Is the Most Common Cause of Knee Pain?

According to a study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, about 42% of all knee injuries in emergency departments are a result of sprains or strains.

Will Knee Pain Go Away on Its Own?

Yes, knee pain can go away if the damage is minor and you get enough rest to heal. However, many knee issues will get worse over time, so it’s usually in your best interest to see a knee pain specialist.

Should I Walk When I Have Knee Pain?

Yes, if you are able, you should try to walk if you have knee pain because it works out leg muscles and can reduce stiffness and pain. Mild walking can also reduce inflammation in the affected areas. 

Non-Invasive Knee Pain Treatments

Our doctors accept most insurance plans, including workers’ compensation, no-fault, and PIP (personal injury protection). Same-day appointments may be available.

Read our blog to learn more about physical therapy after a car accident. If you would like to schedule an appointment for knee pain treatment in NJ, contact Align Health & Wellness online or call today at (609) 799-8444 to schedule an appointment with one of our knee pain specialists!


186 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Building 3B #104, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550


(609) 799-8444


Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00 AM To 07.00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10.00 AM To 05.00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed