Treating Knee Pain

Knee pain treatment

Have you been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis? Have you been told you will need a knee replacement/s? There may be something you can do about it. We offer alternative treatment.

While Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, it is also the most frequently disabling and often the most painful. It mostly affects the hips, knees, hands, feet and spine. It causes your joints to become stiff and painful. Most lower back pain or joint pain is caused by Osteoarthritis. It is a disease that causes are breakdown of cartilage, the tissue that covers and protects the ends of bones. Arthritis can appear in any joint, but the knee is particularly susceptible because it supports the weight of the body and is subjected to daily wear and tear, as well as sudden injury.

When the cartilage that protects the knees is worn away, the lubrication of the natural fluid in your knee depletes and the cartilage no longer cushions the joint as well as it used to. The cartilage can thin so much that your bones start to rub against each other. You can develop bone spurs. As time goes on, the knee becomes less and less flexible.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Joint Pain
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Difficulty Driving
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty Exercising
  • Grinding
  • Grating
  • Back pain or hip pain from improper knee movement

Your lifestyle, age, weight, knee injuries you may have had, even genetic components, can all play a part in developing osteoarthritis of the knee. Typically we see patients over 65 commonly present with this condition, but we have also treated patients in their 20s and 30s. Some of our patients have pain that comes and goes, or worsens with exercise. Some present with chronic pain in the knees.

Often our patients have already been prescribed Celebrex or Mobic. Commonly they have been given painful injections or corticosteroids. Many have been told to “wait and see what happens,” and that they would eventually need surgery. In some cases, surgery is necessary. But depending on the severity, there may be a surgery-free, drug-free option for you.

Advanced Medical is proud to offer safe and non-invasive knee pain relief as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. Our clinic combines rehabilitation, knee bracing, and ultrasound-guided Hyalgan knee injections to give long-lasting knee pain relief. It is our goal to get you back to doing the activities you love, while avoiding a highly-invasive knee replacement surgery. Hyalgan has helped millions of people all over the world manage their Osteoarthritis knee pain for over 25 years. It is safe, proven, and effective.

If you do not get enough relief from simple pain relievers, exercise and physical therapy, this FDA approved treatment may be the perfect option for you. Only a qualified physician can determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Call us now to see if you qualify.