Knee pain affects 25% of all adults, and it’s commonly caused by injuries and age-related degeneration. The doctors at South Lake Pain Institute offer many treatments that relieve your pain and accelerate healing, from injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid, to regenerative techniques such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections. If you’re ready to find relief from your knee pain, call the office in Clermont and Orlando, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Your knee is highly susceptible to injuries and degeneration because it carries the weight of your body while engaging in ongoing repetitive movement and enduring the stress of athletic activities.
You can develop knee pain from numerous causes, but some of the most common knee problems include:
Another common cause of knee pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee), develops in the front of your knee and around the kneecap. It’s often caused by a kneecap that’s out of alignment.
Conservative treatments for knee pain depend on the underlying cause of the problem. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy, immobilization, or orthotic shoe inserts to stabilize your foot and ankle and take stress off your knee.
Although surgery is usually the last option, some knee conditions and injuries require surgery as the first line of treatment to fully restore knee function.
The team at South Lake Pain Institute specializes in many types of advanced treatments to relieve knee pain, including regenerative procedures such as:
Your doctor makes PRP from your own blood, which is processed on site. PRP is a plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than the amount normally found in blood.
Platelets contain proteins called growth factors. When they’re injected at the site of your pain, platelets reduce inflammation and accelerate healing by triggering the growth of new tissues.
Adult stem cells continuously divide and replicate to produce the new cells needed to replace injured and diseased tissues. Your doctor at South Lake Pain Institute harvests adult stem cells from your own body, then injects them into the damaged area of your knee.
After they’re injected, stem cells reduce inflammation, generate new blood vessels, and produce new tissues such as tendons, cartilage, and ligaments.
Your doctor may also inject growth factors similar to those found in PRP. There are many different growth factors that fill different roles. For example, some activate stem cells, while others trigger the growth of specific tissues.
If you suffer from ongoing knee pain, call South Lake Pain Institute or book an appointment online to get the relief you need.