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Richard Matuszczak Pc
(413) 384-9990
313 Maple St
East Longmeadow, MA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Alfred Lang McKee, MD
(413) 794-4681
759 Chestreetnut Street,
Springfield, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Istvan Jozsef Pulai, MD
(413) 796-7494
PO Box 1330
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
Graduation Year: 1988

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Hemant Ichharam Panchal, MD
(630) 275-1100
151 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Advocate Good Samaritan Hosp, Downers Grove, Il

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Dr.Richard Weaver
(860) 688-1311
360 Bloomfield Ave # 209
Windsor, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Griffin
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Claude David Borowsky, MD
(413) 532-0909
1275 Elm St
West Springfield, MA
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Pioneer Spine & Sports Phys

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Peter Andrew Vieira, MD
(413) 796-7494
PO Box 1330
Springfield, MA
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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Issam Khayata, MD
(413) 748-9900
302 N Main St
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1992

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Maher B El Khatib, MD
(413) 794-0208
312 Franklin St
Belchertown, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robin Roman, MD
(860) 651-1539
14 Talcott Mountain Rd
Simsbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; Johnson Mem Hosp, Stafford Spgs, Ct; Connecticut Childrens Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct; Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Hartford Anesthesiology Associates Inc

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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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