Knee pain can affect a person of any age. It can start with an injury, perhaps a traffic accident, fall, or impact received during sports. Or it can seem to develop for no reason at all since it results from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or bursitis. When one or both knees become painful, this can signal the beginning of mobility problems that could last the rest of one’s life unless a pain relief solution is found.
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If you are seeking a remedy for your knee pain, it could seem like your only choices are pain relievers or surgery, with knee replacement surgery looming in the future if nothing else seems to help. At Physical Medicine of Oklahoma, we have extensive experience helping our patients put knee pain behind them. It is our mission to help our patients find true healing based on an accurate diagnosis of the cause of their pain and the use of the correct health - giving medical technology to bring about that healing.
Knee Pain Relief
When pain and inflammation are present, complete healing takes place when multiple approaches are used to encourage the body’s own ability to recover. We will always start the process with a thorough analysis of the injury and an understanding of the patient’s past medical history. With this grasp of the patient’s situation, we can recommend exercises, physiotherapy, or chiropractic care to improve structural alignment and suppleness of the muscles that could be involved in the knee pain.
Non-Surgical Treatment for Knees
When tears in muscles or tendons threaten a patient’s mobility, we find that non-surgical treatments containing growth factors can speed healing and make it more complete. We utilize platelet-rich plasma treatments and the use of Wharton's jelly* to encourage rapid healing.
Platelets, the smallest type of blood cell, are activated when the body senses injury. They immediately go to work to begin healing injured tissues. To obtain platelets, we process our patient’s blood to concentrate the platelets and then inject this platelet-rich plasma into the injured area.
Alternatively, we can offer what we feel is the most dynamic form of natural treatment, the use of Wharton's Jelly*. This treastment contains a high concentration of growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that contribute to the regenerative process by signaling the body’s own cells to the site of the defect. It is obtained from the umbilical cords of babies born in cesarean sections, with the consent of the mother and without any side effects for either mother or baby.
Here's an article - Umbilical cord source for treating joint pathologies - worth reading.
Application of Wharton’s jelly* has shown to improve capacity for daily activities by decreasing pain and inflammation, all by improving soft tissue strength and integrity. Once a knee is fully healed, and the patient knows how to prevent future problems, that can be the forever end of pain.
If you or a loved one suffer from knee pain in Oklahoma City, Edmond, or any nearby area, call us today at (405) 726-2727 to schedule a free consultation.
*The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has defined this product as being regulated by the FDA as a human tissue product subject to Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and 21 CFR 1271. The product is a minimally manipulated umbilical cord allograft that is intended for homologous use only. CMS has described muscle and cartilage tears as examples of homologous use.