Our knees are essential for movement, stability, balance, and even sitting. They are complex in structure and we rely on them so much that we rarely think about them consciously until something goes wrong with them. Whether it is from an injury, age or genetic ailments such as arthritis or obesity, once our knees start giving us trouble, pain from these troubles can become unbearable. Sometimes our knees just wear themselves out. This of course cuts down on productivity and leisurely activities, and can make every-day tasks complicated and difficult.
It might be surprising, but knee problems appear in virtually all ages and are also quite common. Symptoms of different knee problems vary with each type. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage will wear away over time and the adjacent bone may experience changes. It generally affects people 50 or older, but can also occur in younger people after an injury has occurred.
Younger people may experience problems with rheumatoid arthritis and is an autoimmune disease. The immune system literally attacks the synovium, which is the membrane that lines the joint. It causes inflammation and can even go so far as destroying the cartilage and bone. These are just two examples of how disease can make changes in the knee, which cause such pain.
Because of the makeup of the knee joint, treatment for pain can also be complicated. Fortunately, the most up-to-date knee pain treatment is available at MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center, which can provide optimum recovery. With the very recent advent of Synvisc/Hyalgan injections, a person can be relieved from suffering knee pain.
When & How to Reach Out:
If you are in need of treatment, call us today for an appointment. Knee pain injections are the best way to achieve comfort. This is superior to cortisone shots, which can cause osteonecrosis, infection, nerve-damage, and weakening or rupturing of tendons, among other things. There are also a limited amount of times a person can receive cortisone shots in a year and the relief from pain may not last long enough to make it to the next shot. Surgery is also something with high risks, infection of course being one of them, and scarring. Not to mention the length of time it takes to heal from surgery and the pain and medications that come with it.
Synvisc/Hyalgan injections are a safe, drug-free treatment and are usually covered by insurance. Call for an appointment to see one of the doctors on our elite medical team. We also have compassionate physical therapists to help you strengthen your joints and minimize pain. Together, our team will offer you unique, transformational, and revolutionary treatment.
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