Prolotherapy for Chronic Knee Pain
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The knee is one of the most crucial joints in the body. To be engaged in everyday activities, one must have normal knee function. The knee is begins at the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), which rotates on the upper end of the shin (tibia). The knee cap (patellae), slides in a groove on the end of the femur. Large ligaments attach the femur to the tibia, providing stability to the leg.
Common causes of knee pain are arthritis. If you are experiencing minor knee pain, clicking, giving way or ‘trick knee’, you may be feeling the first symptoms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis can begin in people as early as thirty years of age, and this may progress for years before symptoms appear. Acute knee pain, sudden and intense, is usually the result of an injury. Acute knee pain accompanied by significant inflammation and swelling, can be caused by gout or even infection. Chronic osteoarthritis can also be the cause of occasional acute knee pain.
The most common cause of chronic or long lasting knee pain is osteoarthritis. Other forms of arthritis, rheumatoid, traumatic, and gouty, can also cause chronic pain in the knee joint. Pseudo gout, bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, degenerative joint disease and chondromalacia patellae can be other causes of knee pain. As we age the smooth and resilient cartilage on the ends of our long bones, wears down. This cartilage is needed for normal joint function.
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If your knee pain is the result of ligament or tendon damage, Prolotherapy can help you. Many patients come to us tired of ‘managing’ their chronic pain with NSAID or narcotic medications, various therapies, and exercises. In many cases, these methods do not take care of the cause of the pain. Most of the time, musculoskeletal pain is due to weakness in the ligaments, tendons and possibly cartilage. Prolotherapy can regenerate these damaged tissues and ultimately alleviate the problem causing the pain. Our goal is for our patients to have an active, healthy, pain free life. Prolotherapy is a very safe, affordable option that allows you to keep working and training during the recovery process. It is one of the few treatments that encourages movement post-treatment. Movement actually aids the healing process after Prolotherapy.
Call today for a consultation or for a second opinion before you have surgery, (310) 453-1234.