Living with knee pain is not only incredibly painful, but it can also disrupt everyday activities, such as walking, cleaning, or getting on the floor to play with the grandbabies. While knee replacement surgery is eventually the outcome for most people suffering from chronic or severe knee pain, there is an alternative solution.
Not only is knee replacement surgery risky, but it often requires months of rehabilitation and isn’t always successful. When you use natural treatments to ease your sore knees, you can feel confident that the results will last.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments for Painful Knees
Regenerative Cellular Tissue
Many who suffer from a knee injury or deterioration can benefit from regenerative cellular therapy as it can locate the source of the problem and help relieve it. Regenerative cellular therapy uses young, healthy mesenchymal cells derived from the Warton’s jelly found in umbilical cords.
These cords are donated by pre-screened, willing mothers and pose no harm to either baby or mom upon collection. This otherwise discarded substance is rich in growth factors and helps to speed up the recovery process once injected into the injured area.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is another particularly effective regenerative medicine treatment that can help heal and restore deteriorated or injured tissues in the knees. The process of obtaining PRP is fairly simply and is done right in our office. First, a blood sample is collected from the patient and is then spun in a centrifuge. The rapid spinning motion causes the blood to separate from the platelets found in the blood. Platelets are full of healing properties, and gathering them in a concentrated form allows for faster and more effective restoration of damaged tissue.
Next, the PRP solution is injected directly into the knee, and the restoration process begins. Many patients have had positive outcomes in a brief amount of time and can return to their everyday routines after treatment.
Common Knee Conditions
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from mild to severe. Chronic knee pain is commonly caused by overuse, repetitive, or prolonged motions, but it can also be caused by something far more serious.
A few of the most common knee conditions include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Tendon tears
- Collateral ligament injuries
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
If you or a loved one is looking for an alternative to knee replacement surgery or are suffering from knee pain in general, and would like to find relief in the Manhattan area or any surrounding city in New York, call Elevated Health NYC at (917) 717-0026 for more information about treatment options.