What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain causes can be as simple as a slight twist, or as serious as a torn ligament, arthritis, or torn or degenerating cartilage. Cartilage degeneration is known as Osteoarthritis and, if left untreated, can lead to knee replacement surgery.
How to Treat Knee Pain?
Treating cartilage damage requires some of modern medicine’s most advanced non-surgical injections. As adult cartilage does not regenerate on its own, it’s important to know what can assist in regeneration.
The following is a list of the ways to treat your knee pain without surgery:
- Growth factors, these natural proteins found in human tissue promote cell growth.
- Cytokines, which are specialized growth factors secreted by certain cells of the immune system.
- Exosomes, these cell secretions inform other cells as to what they should be doing in order to heal the injured areas of your body.
- Regenerative tissue containing mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cells are the building blocks of the human body.
- Extracellular matrix, a network of macromolecules such as collagen, enzymes, and glycoproteins – like hyaluronic acid, that provide structural support for the surrounding cells. This matrix aids in cell to cell communication and cell adhesion.
Using state-of-the-art treatments that contain growth factors and stem cells, we trigger your body’s natural healing process. The healthy stem cells we use have been collected from umbilical allografts. These mesenchymal stem cells are safely extracted from Wharton’s jelly inside the umbilical cord. Through injections, you receive the regenerative properties required for natural healing, such as hyaluronic acid and many growth factors. This minimally invasive treatment provides positive, long-term outcomes with no downtime required.
Call us at (843) 285-6883 and book your free consultation so you can learn how regenerative medicine has helped many people suffering with knee pain go back to living life the way they want to live...not the way that pain dictates.
Treatments Using Stem Cells for Knees
Here's an article from The National Institute of Health about the use of mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue for knee treatments: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28243954
Suffering from knee pain can make doing the things you love or even simply getting around the house a challenge. Our medical clinic offers regenerative medicine to help you regain mobility and live pain-free. We have a whole-body philosophy when it comes to healing. Our integrative therapies provide you with pain relief solutions that address your specific issues for effective treatment.
Knee Pain Relief
There's no reason that you should have to live with sore knees. Whether you are suffering from stiffness, knee pain when bending, or other severe knee pain, we can assess your issues and come up with a treatment plan that will get you moving.
Knee pain can become debilitating if left untreated. We use a combination of treatments to offer knee pain relief including regenerative cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, and chiropractic care. We understand that everyone’s pain is different, so we design our treatment plans to reflect these differences.
We never aim to mask pain with medication, but instead, we use healing treatments that will repair damaged bone, cartilage, tendon, or other tissues so that you’re able to regain the use of your knees. We use all-natural pain relief like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to target injuries. PRP is synthesized from your blood and has the growth factors and proteins that your body needs for healing. Your body regularly sends these healers to treat injuries, but the process can be slow. By injecting a high concentration of them into your body where and when you need them most, you can heal sooner.
Chiropractic care may also be helpful because disorders affecting your spine also affect your other joints. Your knees hold much of your body weight, and if your body’s systems are shifted, compressed, or otherwise misaligned, your knees feel that pain too. Our chiropractor adjusts your spinal vertebrae to reset them and restore balance to your body for instant pain relief.
Knee Pain Causes
Knees are complicated joints with many parts that can be injured or degenerate over time. Our treatments work to repair the ligaments, tendons, bursae, cartilage, and more that are involved in a functioning knee. Some common knee pain issues include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Torn meniscus
- Knee bursitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Runner’s knee
- Water on the knee
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Septic arthritis
- Gout or pseudogout
- Loose bone or cartilage floating in the joint space
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Dislocated kneecap
You can also experience knee pain if you compensate for pain or malfunction in your hips or feet. This can lead to pain due to uneven weight distribution. We willcheck your gait and look at all pain or range of motion issues that might be contributing to your pain. This is part of our whole-body approach to health.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for knee pain in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville or any nearby city in South Carolina, call us today at (843) 936-6238 to schedule a complimentary consultation.