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.
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.
A Whole Array of Solutions
When pain and inflammation are present, the most 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.
When tears in muscles or tendons threaten a patient’s mobility, we find that our regenerative medicine treatments can speed healing and make it more complete. We utilize platelet-rich plasma treatments and the use of mesenchymal stem cells 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 the most dynamic form of stem cell treatment, the use of mesenchymal stem cells. As we age, our own stem cells become less vital and less able to generate a healing response in the body. Mesenchymal stem cells are 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.
When used in treatment, mesenchymal stem cells have an incredible ability to stimulate a healing response that can put an end to knee pain. Once a knee is fully healed and the patient knows how to prevent problems in the future, that can be the forever end of pain.
Learn how we can help you end your knee pain by calling Physical Medicine of Oklahoma today.