MRI Cartilage Imaging New York: Knee Pain & Osteoarthritis

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 AT 4:47 PM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

As the season sprouts color and warmer weather, more people will head outdoors. For some however, going for a refreshing walk after a long winter indoors can prove challenging as a result of knee pain associated with a condition known as osteoarthritis. One of the most common joint disorders, osteoarthritis of the knee can occur in patients of all ages and is best detected with MRI in New York. Causing the cartilage between the joints to wear away, osteoarthritis of the knee occurs as a result of:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Infection
  • Heredity
  • Playing sports
  • Obesity

As cartilage wears away, the bones and joints rub closely together, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and inflammation. Cartilage contains no blood vessels. Consequently, cartilage has a hard time recovering after injury or trauma.  In order for doctor to diagnose you properly for osteoarthritis, he may recommend MRI of the knee cartilage in NYC.

At Park Avenue Radiologists, we offer the latest advancement in medical diagnostic imaging, including MRI Cartilage Imaging. This advanced MRI of the cartilage allows doctors to assess the microstructure of cartilage for easier and early diagnosis or osteoarthritis.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • PainStiffness, especially in the morning
  • Crackling joints
  • Joint swelling
  • Tenderness of the joint

Once osteoarthritis of the knee strikes, patients may need to undergo various treatment options, including; medications, physical therapy, and even lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or applying compresses and wearing knee braces.

Don’t be stuck indoors because of knee pain. Ask your doctor about the possibility of osteoarthritis of the knee and how an MRI can help you. Our doctors, technicians, and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions you may have about MRI Cartilage Imaging in New York. Contact our office at 212.888.1000, or request an appointment online today.


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