Knee pain is a common cause of both short- and long-term disability. If you’re having problems because of knee pain, Eli Loch, DO, at Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center in Yulee, Florida, can help. He uses stem cell and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies from pioneering regenerative medicine experts Regenexx® to relieve chronic knee pain and improve function. Call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Knee pain has multiple causes, as your knee takes a lot of strain and is active for much of the time. Some of the common conditions that cause knee pain include:
ACL sprains and tears are a frequent cause of knee injuries, especially for athletes and people who are physically active. People who are obese are also more prone to knee problems.
Initially, knee pain treatments are likely to be conservative therapies like medication, hot and cold compresses, physical therapy, and activity modification. You might need to wear a knee brace to keep the pressure off healing tissues.
These treatments are often successful, but if they aren’t, the next stage is joint injections. These typically contain steroid and anesthetic medications to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Viscosupplementation injections containing hyaluronic acid can help by lubricating the joints.
Knee surgery is also common. Injuries like meniscal tears and ligament ruptures often fail to heal on their own, and surgery might be suggested as your only option. Degeneration from arthritis can result in knee replacement surgery, which is the most common type of joint replacement.
Some surgeries may actually speed up the degeneration that leads to osteoarthritis and worsens the biomechanical problems that initially led to the need for surgery.
At Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center, you have another option – regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine treatments include PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and stem cell therapies, which contain the substances your body makes when it needs to heal itself.
Dr. Loch extracts platelets from your blood and stem cells from your bone marrow, then reinjects them into your body in a concentrated form.
Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center partners with the regenerative medicine experts at Regenexx. Their approach to orthopedic treatment is called interventional orthopedics and is the most advanced form of regenerative medicine available.
Dr. Loch uses the Regenexx system to process your stem cells and PRP. The technology Regenexx uses is far more sophisticated than any other, producing highly refined, concentrated products.
Pinpoint accuracy in delivery ensures optimal outcomes from your treatment. Using fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging technology as guidance, Dr. Loch can inject the concentrated stem cells and PRP into the center of the tissue damage.
You may feel a difference after several weeks or so, with improvements continuing for up to two years.
Find out more about regenerative medicine treatment for knee pain by calling Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today or book an appointment online.