Knee Pain: Knee pain can be the result of injury or just normal wear that comes with age. It is important to be careful with your knees whenever lifting heavy objects or competing in sports. The knee is very delicate and any injury could mean a long road to recovery.
Causes of Knee Pain
Some common causes of injury can be the result of tearing in the ACL, which can be caused by stopping too suddenly, changing directions too quickly, landing incorrectly, or colliding with another person or object. Working jobs or playing sports that place a lot of stress on the knee can also result in knee pain. The most important thing you can do for your knee health is be proactive and try to avoid injury. However, if you are past that point and you are now looking to avoid surgery, the integrated medical team at RxWellness Spine & Health may be able to relieve pain and discomfort.
Treating Elbow Pain with Chiropractic Care
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, they will create a plan to heal the root cause of the problem. This plan may include treatments that target both the muscles and the joints of the affected area. Your RxWellness chiropractor may recommend routine adjustments for a set period of time to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, or relieve compression of a nerve. When you work with an RxWellness chiropractor, you will also have the opportunity to work a qualified massage therapist. The massage therapist will work on the affected muscles to relieve any stiffness or tightness and improve flexibility. Together, your integrated medical team will administer a care plan to help you see the best results.
Treating Knee Pain with Regenerative Tissue Therapy
Regenerative medicine is a branch of treatment that prioritizes tissue replacement to symptom management. This means that instead of prescribing medication to relieve pain, the medical expert can speed up healing by introducing specialized cells to the injured area. The two types of regenerative tissue therapy offered at RxWellness Spine & Health are Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Trigger Point Injections. PRP therapy is a process that effectively improves the body’s healing process by introducing additional growth factors at the injury site. Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. You will have the opportunity to discuss your condition with our integrated medical team, and they can recommend the option best suited for your particular condition.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is a natural and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, and because the process uses the body’s own cells there is a low chance of rejection or complications. When you are injured, the blood naturally clots to stop bleeding and the affected area is flooded with cells, like growth factors, that trigger an intense healing response. PRP therapy exposes the area to an even higher concentration of the growth factors that the body already produces to speed up recovery. This is done by extracting the patient’s blood, running it through the centrifugal process to isolate the growth factors, and then reinserting the concentrated dose into the injury site. This treatment is completely natural and is simply improving a healing process, which the body already does naturally. This treatment is ideal for conditions that would normally heal on their own, with the added benefit of a reduced timeline. The PRP process can be summed up in the following steps:
- Draw the patient’s blood.
- Spin the blood in a centrifuge.
- Separate components of the blood, and isolate the platelets.
- Reinsert the platelet-rich blood into the patient at the site of pain or injury.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. The purpose of this process is to create the right circumstance for optimal tissue reconstruction. It breaks down and heals built up scar tissue.
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If you have been living with knee pain for too long and other treatment methods have been unsuccessful, then set up a consultation with the wellness care team at RxWellness Spine & Health and learn how we can help. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation please give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book a consultation online.
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