Effective Methods to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

Effective Methods to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

February 14, 2020 / Daniel J. Kraus, D.C.

Knee arthritis pain, whether it’s only mild or severe, can adversely affect your lifestyle, reducing your mobility and flexibility. You may also have a hard time running, jumping, or doing other daily activities. Fortunately, Terrapin Care Center offers various methods for treating arthritis pain. Let us discuss some of them for your understanding.

 

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Your knee joints work similarly to car gears. They require constant lubrication to absorb pressure and shock in order to function properly. Your body actually produces synovial fluid to serve this purpose. That said, osteoarthritis may result in reduced levels of this fluid in your joints, causing them to rub against each other. This may result in severe pain, which may prevent your knees from working smoothly. We may administer supplemental hyaluronic acid to reduce your pain and restore your mobility.

Trigger Point Injections

Another effective way to reduce knee arthritis pain is to provide trigger point injections. This involves introducing corticosteroids, anesthetic substances, or saline solutions to the focal points of your muscle spasms. This will gradually cause your muscles to relax, relieving your discomfort.

Radiofrequency Ablation

With radiofrequency ablation, radio waves are used to create electrical currents in your affected knee. This may cause the irritated nerves to heat up, blocking pain reception in this area for your improved ease of movement and comfort.

Stem Cell Injections

Stem cell injections are gaining popularity as a method of pain relief for arthritis nowadays. Studies show that stem cells have an inherent ability to accommodate the needs of their surrounding cells. Once they are injected into your affected knee, they act as cartilage tissues to help build the damaged area.

Prolotherapy

Your pain management expert may introduce dextrose and other glucose-containing substances into your damaged ligaments, tendons, or joints. They have natural healing properties to help repair worn out tissues in your body.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelets play central roles in blood clotting and wound healing processes in your body. In PRP, we will administer concentrated blood platelets into your affected joints, promoting the production of healing enzymes. This can help regenerate your damaged tissues, ensuring your fast recovery.

For more information about our knee pain management methods, call us at (301) 220-1930 or complete our form. We serve Greenbelt, College Park, and nearby MD areas.