Non-Surgical Knee Pain Treatment
My name is M.T. Shahab, M.D. The knee joint is one part of the body that is particularly vulnerable to pain, and even damage, especially considering that it supports the full mass of your body when you jump, walk or run.
This is why if you are a victim of knee pain, it is recommended that you know your alternatives before seeing an orthopedic surgeon. We can help you determine the exact cause of the pain and prescribe an appropriate non-surgical treatment and pain management plan so you can avoid surgery.
Knee pain treatment is often very complicated considering the complexity of the natural structure of the knee joints. There are two primary goals of treatment- to relieve pain and restore function.
Knee Pain Treatment and Knee Pain Management
MedWell, LLC specializes in the treatment and management of knee pain, as well as the restoration of function. We are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible results.
We use modern treatment methods not only to help relieve pain, but also improve the future for the injured patients.
The most effective method of treatment that we use is the Synvisc/Hyalgan injection (or viscosupplementation therapy), especially in patients who have failed to show adequate response to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics such as acetaminophen.
Causes of Knee Pain
The main reason why we suffer from knee pain is because we rely heavily on our knee joints to go about our daily chores. Now, within the joints of the body is a natural gel-like substance known as Hyaluronan, which serves as the lubricant to enable the joints move smoothly and as a shock absorber (or cushion) for joint loads.
It exists within the synovial (joint) fluid in the form of hyaluronic acid. Due to aging, joint inflammation (osteoarthritis), sudden injury, and/or genetic predisposition, the hyaluronan content within the joints considerably decreases causing our knees to wear out. From there, we start to experience pain.
Synvisc / Hyalgan Knee Pain Injections
The Synvisc/ Hyalgan Knee pain injections contain the hyaluronan liquid derived from the chicken combs. During the injection, the hyaluronan is distributed throughout the epithelial, connective, and neural tissues of the knee joints by our highly-skilled physicians. The single-dose treatment is an alternative to what a traditional orthopedic doctor would prescribe often provides great relief to patients.
The side effects after a Synvisc/ Hyalgan injection include: pain, heat, swelling, and/or redness. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor of any side effects after treatment. It is also necessary that you talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous activities after the injection.
If you are a victim of knee pain and you are not responding well to non-surgical treatment options, or if you are trying to avoid surgery, then visit us at MedWell, LLC. Synvisc/Hyalgan injections, in addition to a number of rehabilitative procedures that will help you overcome your pain, are available.
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Are you living within Bergen County, New Jersey? Then call today to talk to the highly skilled and experienced specialists and/or schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for this breakthrough procedure, give us a call at (201) 632-1900 today!