How Can Regenerative Medicine Help Chronic Knee Pain?
While scientists are working tirelessly on discovering and unleashing the full potential of regenerative medicine, the general public is shifting focus from traditional medical procedures to the current applications of this emerging field. The field could provide numerous patients with a safe alternative to the overuse of pharmaceuticals and undergoing surgery, especially if they suffer from pain, discomfort and related symptoms.
This gives hope to patients suffering from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or various other conditions and injuries. All these patients have one thing in common: they suffer from chronic pain which makes the simplest daily activities, even walking, difficult and challenging. No wonder that there is a rising demand for regenerative medicine injections for knees in San Diego, CA.
What can cause knee pain without injury?
Aside from injuries which may lead to ruptured ligament or torn cartilage, knee pain could be caused by a variety of other factors, from medical conditions such as various forms of arthritis to mechanical problems, such as kneecap dislocation. Additional risk factors include being overweight, lack of muscle strength and flexibility, past injuries or certain occupations or spots which put extra stress on the knee.
When should you go to the doctor for knee pain?
Seek professional medical assistance if you notice that your knee is:
- Stiff and swollen,
- Red and warm to touch,
- Weak and unstable,
- Producing popping/crunching noises,
- Impossible to extend or flex.
What is the potential effect of regenerative medicine on chronic knee pain?
Regenerative medicine injections which contain naturally occurring growth factors and regenerative tissues are injected directly into the diseased/injured/damaged knee tissue. The main purpose of the procedure is to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation of the knee. These injections have the potential to initiate the healing process and may even support soft tissue supplementation and damaged tissue regeneration and regrowth.
Patients may need multiple procedures to get the best results. In addition to that, the medical team may decide that an integrated approach, i.e., combining regenerative medicine procedures with lifestyle changes and physical therapy and rehabilitation practices would be the optimal course of action.
A safe alternative to surgery
Regenerative medicine injections for knees in San Diego, CA may help you overcome pain and improve the functionality of your knee joints without having to resort to surgery. Here at Rejuvenate Medical Group, we offer help to patients struggling with the symptoms and effect of chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as to patients dealing with the aftermath of various injuries, be it a car accident or a fall during a trip to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
But what they all have in common is pain and discomfort they have to live with. If you too are dealing with chronic pain, it may be time to give regenerative medicine a shot. It may help kickstart your healing process, speed up your recovery and boost the overall functionality of your whole body. Call today and give us a chance to help you get back on track.