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Jonathan T Orr, MD
(212) 423-6802
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Kloth, MD
(203) 792-7246
2 Mountainview Ter Unit 1132
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1987

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Hedy Augenbraun
(203) 374-1055
4695 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Stress Management or Pain Management, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1985-02-05

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Jeffrey M. Simon
(845) 279-5908
667 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Biofeedback
Education Info
Doctoral Program: The New School
Credentialed Since: 1981-09-23

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Dr.Rakesh Patel
(203) 732-1580
130 Division Street #248
Ansonia, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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David Charles Levi, MD
(203) 792-7246
69 Sand Pit Rd
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1995

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Vincent S Lenczewski, MD
95 Locust Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1994

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Hungchih Lee, MD
(203) 576-5533
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Rahul Anand
(203) 319-9355
52 Beach Rd # 204
Fairfield, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Bridgeport
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Dr.Mark Thimineur
(203) 732-1580
130 Division Street #248
Ansonia, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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New Insight on Chronic Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem among the young and old alike. From athletes to middle-aged adults to seniors, knee pain can develop suddenly. There are many potential causes owing to the fact that there can be ligament involvement, cartilage tears, muscle strains, cysts, arthritis, and more.

Most of the time, knee pain is felt in the front of the knee or along either side. Posteromedial pain (inside back corner) is less common and more puzzling -- especially when it lasts a long time.

The authors of this article bring to our attention the possible causes of posteromedial knee pain. In particular, the focus is on one that is infrequent but should be considered: semimembranosus tendinopathy.

The semimembranosus muscle is part of what you might know otherwise as the hamstring muscle. It is made up of three separate but conjoined parts. This portion starts at the base of your sit bone (called the ischial tuberosity).

It travels down from the pelvis to the knee and inserts right along the posteromedial corner. The job of the semimembranosus is to flex or bend the knee. If you feel under the knee while in the sitting position you'll be able to feel the tendon easily.

Overuse of this muscle from sports activities or degeneration from overuse with age is the underlying cause in two age groups: young endurance athletes and middle-aged (and older) adults. The diagnosis can be elusive.

In older adults, there are often many changes in the knee going on at the same time. They could have semimembranosus tendinopathy and bursitis or a meniscal tear or bone spurs rubbing against various tendons. Sometimes they have combinations of pathologies.

No matter the age of the affected individual, the symptoms are the same. Pain is localized right to the posteromedial aspect of the knee. The pain gets worse with activities that involve using the hamstring muscle to bend the knee.

For athletes, pain may come on after increasing their training (e.g., running or cycling). For older adults, it could be associated with going down stairs, walking, or any activity that requires full knee flexion.

A careful examination is necessary to pinpoint and isolate the problem to the semimembranosus tendon. The examiner will look at the overall posture to see what biomechanical problems might be contributing to the problem. Besides palpation (feeling where the pain is located), there are a few clinical tests that can be performed to help make the diagnosis.

The use of imaging studies may help. X-rays don't usually show anything to suggest a problem with the muscles so the physician must rely on MRIs or even better, bone scans and ultrasound. It's a tough little area of the knee to really get a view of what's going on -- even with arthroscopy, the problem isn't easily visible.

When the surgeon can see evidence of a problem, it's usually the presence of fluid around the bursa in that area of the knee or a thickening of the tendon. Sometimes breakd...

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