by Robert J. Brownsberger, MD; Whitney James, MD; Dorian Lange, PharmD, of Northern Arizona Pain Institutes
Knee pain is a very common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems. The location and severity of knee pain may vary depending on the cause of the problem. It may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Some of the more common knee injuries include:
- An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), common in sports players and athletes.
- The bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella), can be fractured during motor vehicle collisions or falls.
- A dislocated kneecap occurs when the triangular bone (patella) that covers the front of your knee slips out of place.
When you have hip or foot pain, it may cause you to change the way you walk to spare these painful joints. But this altered gait can place more stress on your knee joint.
Medical conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and infections can also cause knee pain. Not all knee pain is serious. But some knee injuries and medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain or joint damage and disability if left untreated.
Platelet Rich-Plasma (PRP) is an FDA-approved therapeutic injection process for the growth, repair, and rehabilitation of connective tissue, such as shoulders, knees, hips, neck, back, etc. PRP therapy aides the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets, directly into the area of need.
Our Regenerative Stem Cell injections are derived from an umbilical cord tissue/blood product that captures all the greatest regenerative properties of this otherwise discarded tissue. Our brand of stem cell injectables uses a proprietary method of isolating growth factors, cells and stem cells giving our patients the best possible benefits from a regenerative medicine product. The use of cells, stem cells and growth factors have all shown to be one of the best therapeutic methods to help aid in tissue healing and repair.
If your knee pain persists, contact our office for a free consultation to learn more about our treatment options at (928) 275-6998 or visit NorthernArizonaPainInstitutes.com.