Knee pain is common in American adults due to the heavy wear and tear these critical joints experience due to normal daily activities. Innovative and expert pain management doctors, Alena Polesin, MD, and Philip Rubinfeld, MD, and their team at New Jersey Pain Management offer conservative and interventional pain management solutions in Morristown, Bridgewater, and Rockaway, New Jersey. They are dedicated to helping patients find relief from knee pain through over the counter and prescription medications, topical pain creams, and injection therapy. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more.
Knee pain can be caused by any number of injuries and conditions. The knees bear much of the brunt of every step you take and often suffer from degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis as a result. Knee pain is typically categorized as either an acute injury, a medical condition, or chronic overuse conditions.
Acute injuries can affect the ligaments or the meniscus. Fractures and dislocations are also considered acute injuries. Medical conditions include different forms of arthritis like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or septic arthritis. Chronic overuse conditions include osteoarthritis and tendonitis.
There’s no reason to accept pain as a normal part of life. If your knees hurt, come into New Jersey Pain Management to have them checked out by a doctor on the team who can determine the cause of your pain and find you the proper course of treatment. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you’ll find relief, and your body will heal.
If your knee pain doesn’t lessen or disappear within a couple of days, the team may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and testing.
Be sure to seek immediate attention if you can’t bend the joint, have noticeable inflammation or deformity, or if you can’t walk.
The doctors at New Jersey Pain Management use a variety of treatments to address different conditions and injuries that may cause your knee pain. In addition to traditional treatments like immobilization, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, pain management medicine and anti-inflammatories, the team uses innovative treatments including platelet-rich plasma and amniotic stem cell therapy.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are minimally invasive treatments that harness the healing abilities of the blood to stimulate new cell generation. Treatment typically involves a blood draw which is then separated with a centrifuge, and the platelets are combined with the plasma which is reinjected into the damaged tendon or ligament. PRP doesn’t provide immediate pain relief, but it stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which includes the generation of fresh new collagen and cellular repair.
Amniotic stem cell therapy can help with soft tissue injuries like tendon or ligament tears, tendonitis, muscle tears, and cartilage damage. Amniotic fluid is rich in proteins and other hormones that enhance the body’s healing ability and functionality. Amniotic fluid is donated by mothers during scheduled cesarean deliveries, and it causes no harm to the mother, delivery process, or baby. Amniotic fluid doesn’t stimulate an immunological response when it’s injected into the body and can be targeted to specific tissues and injuries to stimulate cell regeneration.
Say goodbye to knee pain and let the team at New Jersey Management help you start on the road to recovery. Call their offices today or book an appointment directly online.