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 east central Wisconsin area and suffer from ongoing knee pain, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
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.
The types of injuries responsible for knee pain typically cause additional symptoms, including:
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.
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 regulate inflammation, relieve the pain, and trigger your body’s natural healing ability. Regenerative medicine uses the body’s natural healers: Mesenchymal tissue cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Mesenchymal tissue cells self-replicate, producing new cells that develop into the tissues needed to heal your knee, including tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscle. The mesenchymal tissue cells 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 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 mesenchymal tissue cells, 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. Once the cells are released, they migrate to the damaged tissues and do their normal jobs of regenerating and healing.
If you need safe and effective relief from knee pain, call New Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.