Knee Pain TreatmentOoltewah, TN
As all too many people know, knee pain can be debilitating. It can keep you from carrying out day-to-day activities and enjoying your life. Luckily, there are several knee pain treatment options that can help.
Knee pain treatment is available at Spine & Joint Regenerative Medicine in Ooltewah and the surrounding area. Do not let your discomfort get in the way of your life. Call us today at 423-424-1529 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
According to MedicalNewsToday, doctors of chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are medical professionals who focus on disorders of the bones, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. Though they are primarily known for treating neck and back pain, they also treat bone and soft tissue conditions (such as knee pain).
Chiropractors can help improve the range of motion in the knee, thus relieving pain. They can also address knee pain that is caused by a misalignment in the spine. A misaligned spine can cause a patient to lean more on one knee than the other, rotating the hip with each step. Our chiropractor can determine and address the source of a patient's knee pain.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are immature, basic cells that have yet to fully develop. They are constantly manufactured by the human body and in the bone marrow. It is possible to direct these cells depending on certain conditions and signals of the body. Different types of stem cells serve unique purposes, and certain evidence shows that stem cell treatments can help trigger the body's healing process.
Stem cell therapy is a new and exciting means of knee pain treatment. While emerging research is still ongoing, evidence suggests stem cell therapy may help slow and repair any damaged cartilage of the knee. It may also decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and even potentially prevent the need for knee replacement surgery altogether.
Prolotherapy is a noninvasive procedure that involves injecting a natural irritant into the soft tissue of an injured joint, thereby triggering the body's healing process. Once the irritant has activated the body's healing response, the damaged ligaments in the joint will gradually begin to strengthen and repair themselves. This helps stabilize the joint and alleviates any pain.
Prolotherapy is also known as non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction or regenerative joint injection. Types of prolotherapy include dextrose prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid injection treatment, sucrose prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Most patients typically require anywhere from four to 15 shots per session for several sessions over the course of three to six months.
Plasma makes up the liquid part of the blood, and it mostly contains protein and water. However, it is also rich in red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and hundreds of growth factors. Plasma is also essential in healing in that it is essential for blood clotting. Due to all these benefits, researchers have been exploring the role of PRP treatment in knee pain treatment (particularly in regards to osteoarthritis).
It is widely believed that the growth factors in PRP treatment can help tissues repair themselves by triggering cell generation — thus reversing any existing tissue damage. According to a 2017 review published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, PRP treatment significantly reduced participant's osteoarthritis pain while also greatly improving their physical function.
Hyaluronic Acid Injection Treatment
Also known as viscosupplementation, hyaluronic acid injection treatment is especially useful for patients with knee osteoarthritis (or degenerative joint disease). Osteoarthritis causes the body's natural supply of hyaluronic acid to thin, wearing away at the fluid that cushions and lubricates the joints. Hyaluronic acid injection treatment can reverse this process.
Some patients benefit more from hyaluronic acid injection treatment than others. It is typically most effective for younger patients and those with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. However, studies have shown that hyaluronic acid injections may be more effective than painkillers and just as effective as corticosteroid knee injections for some people with osteoarthritis.
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There is no need to let knee pain get in the way of your life. We at Spine & Joint Regenerative Medicine can help. Call us today at 423-424-1529 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic treatment is one of the safest alternative forms of healthcare available to treat neuromusculoskeletal issues. Some patients may experience mild aching, soreness, or stiffness after treatment, but these effects usually fade within 24 hours.
Where do stem cells come from?
Stem cells have two primary points of origin: adult body tissues and embryos. We can harvest stem cells from your own tissues (typically the fat or bone marrow) and guide them to become more specialized cells.
What are the potential side effects of prolotherapy?
Since prolotherapy triggers an inflammatory response, some minor side effects may occur. These include bruising, heat, pain, swelling, and stiffness to the injection site. Such side effects typically do not last for longer than a week. If you are experiencing side effects for two weeks or longer, call us immediately.
What happens during PRP treatment?
For PRP treatment, we must take a sample of the patient's own blood and place it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood — thus increasing their concentration. Dr. Lewis will then inject the platelet rich plasma into the injured area to enhance cellular growth and reduce inflammation cells.
Is there anything I should avoid doing after a hyaluronic acid injection treatment?
It depends on a case-by-case basis. However, we highly recommend that you rest at home for the rest of the day after your procedure and not place any excess stress on the affected knee for up to 48 hours. Avoid jogging, running, weightlifting, or prolonged standing for three to four days after your injection. You may experience some temporary pain or swelling in the knee. This is normal and should resolve itself. If it persists or worsens, you should call us immediately.
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