Enjoy an Active Lifestyle Without Knee Pain
At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we see patients of all ages visiting us with knee pain. Younger patients may develop issues because of an auto accident or intensive sports training and competition, while older patients may be experiencing the onset of osteoarthritis. Our team can use a variety of physical therapy and pain management techniques, but one popular option for quick, lasting results is targeted knee therapy using injections. There are many different types of injection fluids available to help ease inflammation and lubricate the painful joint, but based on our experience and medical training, we prefer to give our patients the very best in the form of gel knee injections.
Gel Knee Injections
Gel knee injection offers relief to those suffering from the effects of osteoarthritis of the knee. It is a series of injections that consists of refined sodium hyaluronate, a natural material that can be traced to your own joint cartilage and synovial fluid. For over 20 years, it’s been used around the world as a series of injections (exact amounts vary by patient) without the negative side effects of using corticosteroids.
The gel is administered via a quick injection, so there’s no need for invasive treatment like surgery or the potential side effects from ongoing drug use. The extra joint lubrication and shock absorption from the injected liquid will help to alleviate your knee pain and allow for healing and recovery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Knee Therapy?
If you feel knee pain when walking, going up and down stairs, getting out of bed in the morning, or playing your favorite sports, please call us for a consultation. Before you reach for prescription or over-the-counter medications or schedule surgery, there’s a more natural option to consider.
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a condition caused by joint inflammation. There is no single known cause, but it can often become more severe or aggravated due to genetic history, obesity, injury, repetitive action or overuse from sports or work, and aging. Patients with OA are usually good candidates for gel knee injections as an alternative to avoiding knee surgery if they are experiencing moderate to severe pain and don’t have any significant mechanical or alignment issues in the knee (which may only be corrected by surgery). You may find yourself back to your regular routine without the pain of osteoarthritis in a short amount of time and never have to face more painful or invasive procedures to maintain your lifestyle.
Have a look at our knee pain assessment guide to measure the severity of your pain. The questions in this pain assessment tool can aid in driving a discussion with our staff doctor to determine if you may be suffering from OA.
What Benefits to Expect
The advantages of gel knee injections include:
- Reduced Inflammation
- Pain Alleviation
- Enhanced Mobility
- Restoration of Comfort Back to Your Normal Activity Levels
Come visit our Millersville or Crofton office and take advantage of our free consultation to find out if our knee therapy and other pain management treatments are right for you.