Osteoarthritis Specialist

Todd S. Koppel, MD -  - Interventional Pain Specialist

Garden State Pain Management

Todd S. Koppel, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist located in Clifton, NJ & Newark, NJ

Osteoarthritis is due to degeneration of the cartilage within the knee joint. This is usually due to age and “wear and tear“ but can also be accelerated by injury.

Osteoartritis Q & A:

Why does knee osteoarthritis cause pain?


The cartilage cushions the knee joint, allowing you to have both stability and motion. Degeneration leads to inflammation, shrinking, and tears of the cartilage. This can cause pain with weight-bearing or after exercise but may also exist rest as well.


What treatments exist for knee osteoarthritis?

Injection therapy and other interventional modalities are utilized to reduce information, regenerate and repair tissue, or in severe cases block the pain sensation within the joint.

• Corticosteroid Injections

Traumeel and Zeel homeopathic injection 

Platelet Rich Plasma and stem cell injections.

• Genicular nerve block and ablation.

• Peripheral Spinal Cord Stimulation.


If you suffer from chronic pain due to osteoarthritis, Dr. Koppel can help you determine the right treatment and avoid surgery. To schedule an appointment, call Garden State Pain Management or use the online booking feature.