Pain and swelling can occur in nearly every joint in our bodies, and whether you are a trained athlete or a busy professional, you cannot afford to be slowed down by an injury. Not only does the staff at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates aim to relieve your discomfort, but we also work to restore your range of motion. This allows you to get back to your daily routine quickly, as our methods of diagnosis and treatment are top notch.

Tennis elbow

While you don’t have to play this beloved game to come down with the condition, tennis elbow involves microscopic tears in your tissue due to repetitive motion. It typically begins around age 40 as your connective tissue is subject to wear and tear, but instances where you grip objects over and over can exacerbate the condition. Not only do patients experience pain in their elbow, but often will notice discomfort in their arm and hand.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Your median nerve runs along your arm and through a passage called the carpal tunnel, and is responsible for the movement of your thumb and fingers with the exception of the pinky. Specific repetitive motions, like typing, playing video games, or even lifting children can create inflammation within this nerve. Patients are often quick to seek out pain relief as carpal tunnel syndrome can greatly impact one’s day to day life.

Hip pain

Generalized pain in the hip can be the result of a wide range of issues, including sports injuries, tendonitis, pinched nerves, and more. Pain and stiffness are among the common complaints, and depending on the specific condition, you may find that treatments can range from rest all the way to more complicated options. Even if the issue is within the hip itself, discomfort may extend down the legs or in the buttocks.


While this condition can manifest in many joints throughout the body, osteoarthritis often affects the hip area. You may notice an increase in joint pain when you perform certain movements, or it may present as a dull and constant sense of discomfort. Osteoarthritis gradually develops and while many people over the age of 60 have some form of it, it can affect those as young as their 20’s and 30’s.


A wide range of factors can determine your specific set of symptoms, and whether you’re experiencing pain from an injury or a more chronic condition, the team at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates is here to help. Our focus begins with an accurate diagnosis, and by utilizing a series of assessments we will be able to pinpoint your exact issue and better develop an appropriate path to pain management. No issue of hip pain, elbow pain, or other discomfort is too great or small for us to treat.
Given that there are a number of issues that can create pain and swelling, our physicians may opt for a series of assessments to diagnose your condition. Along with gathering your medical history and discussing your symptoms, we will perform a visual examination of your injury. This allows us to view your range of motion and gain a better understanding around the location of the pain.
Our office uses state of the art equipment to aid in our diagnostic procedures, and our team may order a range of image tests to better view the affected area. Magnetic resonance imaging works to pinpoint the specific issue by simultaneously ruling out other concerns, and X-rays let us examine if any abnormal bone growths are contributing to your pain. For specific issues like carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve conduction study or electromyogram measures how effectively your nerves are working and can also highlight any muscle damage.
You lead a busy life and don’t have time to be slowed down by joint pain, so let the team at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates provide you with an accurate diagnosis. With this information we can work together to create a treatment plan that meets your goals and works to eliminate your pain quickly.
Back doctor Kavita Sharma explains the source of back pain to a patient


Patients who visit our office are surprised to learn how strongly we feel about utilizing minimally invasive treatment plans, but at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates, we believe that opting for a wide range of modalities without resorting to surgery can bring the most positive outcome. After completing a set of thorough diagnostic tests, our staff will present your options to you in an informative and easy to understand manner.
In some cases of osteoarthritis or general strains and sprains, a period of rest and anti-inflammatory drugs can be enough to resolve your symptoms. It’s important that everyone understands the cause of the issue in order to avoid a chronic recurrence, and by educating you on your condition you will leave our office feeling empowered.
Most injuries can benefit from physical therapy, a facet of sports medicine that integrates specific exercises that aim to strengthen the muscles around the affected area. PT can be completed in a medical office or may be assigned as homework, and the length of your regimen will vary based upon your specific diagnosis. Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome can also benefit from the use of a splint to relieve patients of nighttime numbness and tingling.
Given that we use our elbows so frequently throughout the day, our team may recommend a course of steroid injections as an option for temporary pain relief. While ongoing injections are typically not advised, patients may also benefit from acupuncture alongside this method of treatment.
In serious cases and as a last resort, joint replacement may be the wisest option. The team at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates always opts for minimally invasive treatments whenever possible, and will only discuss surgical avenues when all other options have been explored. Our goal is to assist with pain management and long-term relief with the intent of improving your quality of life. You can trust our team to work collaboratively with you to determine the best course of action for your life.
Taking a conservative and minimally-invasive approach to chronic and acute back pain, our back doctors may recommend a range of options


Patient Praise For MPSA

At Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates we strive to provide the best possible experience so our patients have the best possible outcomes. Here are what some of our recent neck pain patients have to say.