Knee Pain

How to Put an End to That Annoying & Nagging Knee Pain Without Needling, Painkillers or Supports

Knee Pain Guide
Dr. Nick Scotto

A Message From Nick Scotto, Knee Pain Specialist

Dear Frustrated Reader With Knee Pain,
If any of this sounds like you and you are looking to get permanent healing from your injury or get rid of the pain you are experiencing then you have come to the right place.
The amount of people dealing with knee pain seems to be increasing each day leaving many active individuals frustrated, depressed, and worried.

The real shame of the matter is that so many people suffer from back pain and are often told:

However healing knee pain just isn’t that simple……

……and if you are really struggling to keep healthy, fit, and active and just want to get back to your normal active lifestyle

…..then you have come to the right place…..

At River City Physical Therapy we specialize in helping active individuals 30+ heal their knees naturally and get back to living an active lifestyle without medications, injections , or surgery.

We understand that it can be difficult to know exactly what you should when dealing with a knee pain. There’s SO many options out there and you may have already tried a few.

But if you are still dealing with knee pain here are several reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

If any of this has happened to you and you are afraid of what might happen if you make another wrong decision then we would love to help by inviting you to schedule a FREE phone call to talk to a Physical Therapist to find out what can be done to help you.

Just because you tried many treatments before that didn’t work doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution for you.

When It Comes to Treating Knee Pain…

When it comes to treating knee pain the BIGGEST MISTAKE that is often made (by Doctors included) is treating the symptom of pain and not going through the necessary process of understand the true “root cause” of the problem

Our goal at River City Physical Therapy is to not only get rid of your pain, but teach you how to treat yourself, let your body heal naturally, and give you a permanent fix to your problem.

At River City Physical Therapy We Use a Unique Approach to Help You Get Rid of Your Pain and Make It Stay Away

Step #1 - We Want to Listen to Your Story

This is one of our BIGGEST pet peeves. Nobody listens to the patient anymore (it’s all about maximizing billing, following company procedure, and being “efficient”). Here’s a thought…….how about listen to the patient for once.

Today’s healthcare system is stacked against you and often does not provide the solutions that you need. 15 minute doctor visits, standardized care where you feel rush, and lack of communication between you and your healthcare provider just won’t get you the results that you want.

There is NO one size fits all treatment for back pain and taking the time to listen to your goals and problems is the single most important step before starting any sort of treatment. We want to make sure that you are comfortable working with us and that we feel you are a good fit for our clinic.

Step #2 - Find THE ROOT CAUSE

Each person is unique and thus their injury and pain is unique to them. What works for your friend or loved one may not necessarily work for you. All too often treatments are directed ONLY at the site of pain.

But is that where the pain is actually “coming from?”……

More often than not the answer is NO. The pain is actually being caused by a different area of the body. This could be caused by a lack of strength in a muscle, poor flexibility in the joints, or faulty movement patterns.

Undergoing a proper assessment to figure out what the “root cause” of the pain is the second most important step to get you the lasting relief you need in order for you return to a normal and active lifestyle.

Treating symptoms will get you temporary relief and feeling “OK”……..but……treating the root cause is where you get the PERMANENT relief that you want.


Have you ever had to rely upon multiple weekly visits to get the treatment you need? Causing you to spend more of your time and money than you would like?

The truth of the matter is that multiple visits per week is often NOT necessary to heal from injury/pain despite what you’ve been told.

At River City Physical Therapy we give you everything you need at each stage of your rehab to work on at home so you can provide an optimal healing environment for your pain/ injury.

You’ll know exactly what exercises, stretches, and techniques you should be working on at home. You will have the tools you need to help treat yourself.

This way you can maximize the time spent out of the clinic working on whats most important to you…….living an active lifestyle worry free of any knee pain

We offer a Free 30 Minute discovery visit at NO risk to you. You can come in to meet us so we can have an honest conversation about what your problem is, your struggles, what you would like to achieve, and for us to decide if we would be a good fit to work together. You’ll walk a way with a better idea of what is going on and what you need to do about it.

You don’t have to sacrifice your active lifestyle over problems that can be fixed.



Look Who Else Came to River City Physical Therapy and Left Feeling Happy, Healthy, and More Active...

Michelle, Runner, Jacksonville: Overcame hip & knee pain.

For years I had been experiencing hip and knee issues while running which lead to many injuries. My previous healthcare providers could offer no solution other than to quit running. That was not an option. After one consultation and session with Dr. Nick, he was able to pinpoint the problem and provide helpful information that has allowed me to run without pain for weeks. I would recommend him to anyone that is experiencing pain or that has been advised to stop certain activities to stop the pain. He is amazing!

Rusty, Runner, Grandfather Mountain Marathon Runner: Overcame knee pain.

I suffered from knee pain for around six months before going to Dr Scotto. He was able to diagnose, treat, and also come up with a few exercises to not only relieve my pain, but also completely get rid of it. I highly recommend Dr Scotto to anyone looking to be pain free and physically active again!

Heather, Fitness Enthusiast, Jacksonville: Overcame knee pain.

About a year ago I started to feel some knee pain during my workouts that progressed into constant aches that then progressed into sharp pains . I wasn’t able to go up the stairs without being in pain. I woke up extremely stiff, with aches, that lead to constant pain throughout the day. I was unable to get up and off the floor without help. It was becoming depressing and debilitating. It was affecting my daily life and my job. It took me a good six months to start to find help, after trying multiple other therapy facilities I was about to give up. It had now been 8-9 months since the pain began and I was unable to do any type of workout, or even walk at work without being in pain. Thankfully, a friend of mine recommended talking to dr nick. I was extremely skeptical, especially since none of the other therapies worked. The very first day I met dr nick he was extremely attentive and genuinely trying to get to the root of the problem. That was my favorite part, you NEVER felt rushed nor do you have a ton of people in the waiting room trying to rush you. He had a very open communication as well. He is extremely knowledgeable and will NOT waste your time. He will find what Specifically works for you. I started to see a difference in my knee the FIRST WEEK of therapy. No it wasn’t a huge change but it was more than I had ever gotten before with other places. Every week the pain was less and less and eventually it has led me to now being able to workout again, I can go to work and actually walk for longer periods without needing a break (and a ice pack lol) . There was a time where I never thought I’d be able to lift weights, walk, hike, or run without pain but thanks to Dr. Nick I am able to do that again ! Dr nick genuinely helped me out of a rut in my life and I am extremely grateful . I would recommend him to anyone with any type of pain or injury, small or large. Thank you again Dr Nick!