Knee pain affects about 25% of all adolescents and adults at every stage of life, whether it’s due to an injury or degenerative disease. The experienced team at New Medical Center in Waupun, Wisconsin, specializes in cutting-edge treatments such as regenerative medicine to safely and effectively alleviate your knee pain and boost your body’s healing process.
If you live in the northeast or central Wisconsin area and suffer from ongoing knee pain, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
What commonly causes knee pain?
Knee pain often develops from an overuse injury or occurs due to an acute injury that causes a ligament, meniscus, or tendon tear. As you get older, however, knee pain tends to arise from chronic degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. Inflammatory conditions like bursitis are also high on the list of sources of knee pain.
Will I have symptoms in addition to knee pain?
The types of injuries responsible for knee pain typically cause additional symptoms, including:
- Limited movement
- Knee catching or locking
- Feeling like the knee will give out
- Inability to put weight on the knee
- Popping, scraping, or crunching noises
If your knee develops swelling, bruising, or can’t bear weight, it’s important to schedule an appointment at New Medical Center. The team thoroughly examines your knee and takes X-rays if needed to be sure you don’t have a serious injury requiring medical treatment.
How is knee pain treated with regenerative medicine?
Treatment for knee pain begins with conservative options, including structured exercise and rehabilitation to restore optimal strength and mobility. You may also benefit from injections of corticosteroids or, for patients with osteoarthritis, viscosupplementation. When your knee pain persists despite treatment, regenerative therapies can help.
Regenerative medicine offers exceptional treatment for knee pain, as it can help relieve the pain, and aid your body’s natural healing ability. Regenerative medicine uses the body’s natural healing and repair mechanisms: human cells and tissue products (HCT/P’s) and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as well as prescription strength nutritional supplementation.
The human cells and tissue products provide additional cushioning and lubrication as well as support for the healing joint. The HCT/P’s used by the medical team at New Medical Center come from umbilical cord tissues and amniotic fluid freely donated by mothers after giving birth.
The platelets in PRP are the agents in your body that naturally activate healing. As platelets release growth factors, they may trigger new cell growth, regulate inflammation, and accelerate healing. Your provider produces PRP in-office from a sample of your blood. They process your blood sample in a specialized centrifuge that separates the platelets and plasma from other blood components.
You receive HCT/p’s, PRP, or both through an injection in your knee. Your medical provider uses real-time imaging to view the needle and the structures inside your knee, precisely injecting the cells directly at the site of injured tissues.
If you need safe and effective relief from knee pain, call New Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.