Knee Pain
Santa Monica

Keen Pain Relief is Here

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.

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:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patella

If you suffer a knee injury or you’re overweight, your risk of developing chronic knee pain increases.

Meniscal Tear

This is a common injury of the knee. Your knee joint is cushioned by two c-shaped wedges of cartilage called the “menisci.” Each individual cushion is called a “meniscus.” This injury is a tear of one of these cushions.

PRP Therapy for Knee Arthritis

If you have arthritis in your knee, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your knee feel better and work better.

ACL Rupture

The anterior cruciate ligament, commonly called the ACL, is a thick, elastic band of tissue that runs from the bottom of the femur to the top of the tibia. It helps stabilize the knee joint. The ACL can become stretched or torn when the knee is twisted or hyperextended. For reasons that are not fully understood, ACL injuries are much more common in women than in men.

Stem Cell Therapy

If you have an injury, or if you have tendons or ligaments that have become inflamed, stem cell therapy may help. It uses your body’s own stem cells to help heal damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

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:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • 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.

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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:

Knee injections
Intra-articular steroid injections significantly reduce inflammation, whereas viscosupplementation injections boost joint lubrication to improve movement. Both injections help to relieve pain.

Nerve blocks
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.

Regenerative therapies
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.

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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.

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