Find Effective Knee Pain Relief Today
Knee pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain and can be caused by a wide-range of conditions. Injury, biomechanical problems, excessive weight, flexibility/strength issues and arthritis are common conditions that cause knee pain. Knees are very complex joints; therefore knee injuries remain as a leading cause of knee pain for adults.
The knee is a large joint formed by the gliding of the thigh bone on the shin bone. An internal cartilage called the meniscus lies between these bones and helps to distribute weight that is placed on the joint. The meniscus helps cushion and stabilize the area where the two bones meet, allowing flexibility of movement for the knee. The end of the femur also connects with the kneecap anteriorly. There are a series of ligaments, tendons, muscles, vessels and nerves that stabilize, move and nourish the joints.
Knee Pain Causes
- Ligament sprains – internal and external
- Meniscal tears
Regardless of the cause of your knee pain, you deserve to have a fully functional, pain-free leg. Dr. Neal Pollack and the Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center offers patients non-surgical treatment options for chronic knee pain conditions.
- Difficulties bending and straightening the knee
Common Risks and Complications of Knee Surgery
Any knee surgery carries the risk of infection and bleeding. Anesthesia can cause discomfort or an allergic reaction in some patients. Once surgery is complete, the leg operated on cannot be used to walk. Being stuck in bed for recovery can lead to blood clots forming.
Knee replacement surgery carries additional risks. A patient receiving a full or partial replacement will require physical therapy to adjust to their new joint. They will also have to take antibiotics and anti-rejection medications for a year or more so the body does not reject the implant. Implants can fracture under rare circumstances and require replacement.
Alternative Knee Pain Treatment
Dr. Pollack has years of experience treating knee pain and has found prolotherapy to be one of the most effective pain treatment options. Prolotherapy is a non-invasive reconstruction therapy which promotes muscle growth and formation of new connective tissues in the body. Specializing in prolotherapy, Dr. Pollack will help you gain control of your life back without having to rely on surgery.
Most patients see improvements in their knee(s) immediately while others start to see gradual improvement over the course of 4-6 weeks. Unlike cortisone shots for the knee, prolotherapy works to correct the cause of the pain, creating lasting results. As an anti-inflammatory treatment option cortisone shots actually accelerate the degenerative process while prolotherapy regenerates by inducing inflammation and creating stronger tendons, ligaments and joints.
After careful diagnosis of your knee pain and its cause, The Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center will make sure you understand your condition and provide biomechanical training and detailed medical care along with an individualized treatment plan. Don’t live another day in pain and inquire about prolotherapy today.