Knee pain is often viewed as a problem for older adults, but it affects over 22% of all adolescents and adults of every age. If you struggle with ongoing knee pain, the experienced team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California offers effective treatment. Treatment will be customized to meet your needs by drawing among cutting-edge sports, interventional, and regenerative therapies. If you need relief from knee pain in Santa Monica, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
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What Are Common Causes of Knee Pain?
Knee pain is frequently caused by an overuse injury like runner’s knee or an acute injury, such as a partial or complete tear of a ligament, meniscus, or tendon. When chronic pain develops in your knee, it’s more likely to be caused by conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chondromalacia patella
If you suffer a knee injury or you’re overweight, your risk of developing chronic knee pain increases.
What Symptoms Develop Along with Knee Pain?
Knee pain varies from a sharp pain to a constant ache.
No matter what type of pain you feel or its severity, the cause of your knee pain is likely to cause other symptoms.
Other symptoms include the following:
- Limited mobility
- Locked knee
- Inability to put weight on your knee
- Feeling like your knee might give out
If your symptoms are severe or not improving, schedule an appointment with Source Healthcare for expert medical care.
How is Knee Pain Treated?
The team at Source Healthcare draws from their expertise in pain management, interventional medicine, and regenerative therapies to develop a treatment plan that targets the source of your knee pain. These are a few examples of the types of therapies they may recommend for your customized treatment:
Intra-articular steroid injections significantly reduce inflammation, whereas viscosupplementation injections boost joint lubrication to improve movement. Both injections help to relieve pain.
There are several types of nerve blocks that may help with knee pain, but one that is frequently used is a genicular nerve block with ablation. Ablation involves using targeted heat to wound the nerve sending the pain signals. As a result, pain signals from your knee no longer reach your brain, so you do not feel the pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy use your body’s natural healing ability to improve your knee joint and relieve pain. The platelets in PRP accelerate healing and support stem cells; stem cells regenerate new tissues to replace damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Coolief* is an innovative treatment that uses cooled radiofrequency energy to produce long-lasting relief from all causes of knee pain including knee osteoarthritis. The radiofrequency energy deactivates the nerve therefore blocking the pain.
Put Knee Pain in the Past
The team at Source Healthcare is extensively involved in clinical research that tests new medications and stem cell therapies for relieving knee pain. The team is always staying abreast of the latest developments in the field.
To get effective help for knee pain, Santa Monica clients will tell you to call Source Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.