The knee is the largest joint in the body. The knee connects the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) to the upper end of the shin bone (tibia.) Large ligaments attach to these bones in order to provide stability, as well as muscles and tendons for movement. The surfaces inside the knee are covered by articular cartilage which provides shock absorption and smooth gliding.
Causes of knee pain
We commonly see knee pain symptoms develop over time due to wear and tear, movements or activities that lead to sudden injury, overuse injuries, sports injuries, or due to an underlying condition such as osteoarthritis, pseudogout, degenerative joint disease, or chondromalacia patella.
Symptoms of knee pain
As with all medical conditions, symptoms vary, but may include a “catching” sensation, crunching, decreased range of motion, achiness, or pain in the actual joint with or without activity.
Knee pain is very easily treated with Prolotherapy. It is not only safe, but highly effective because it can get at the root cause of the knee pain problem and stimulate ligament and tendon repair, cartilage damage repair, as well as halt the arthritic/degenerative process.
How Prolotherapy can help knee pain
Prolotherapy helps patients with a vast array of knee conditions return to pain-free living and sports. Knee conditions successfully treated with Prolotherapy include the following:
- Meniscus tears
- ACL/MCL/PCL tears
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
- Patellar tracking disorder
- Chondromalacia Patella
- Jumper’s knee
With Comprehensive Prolotherapy, an experienced Prolotherapy doctor injects solutions into the injured areas which then attract immune system cells that stimulate the healing process, also known as inflammation. Thus Prolotherapy stimulates the body to heal the injured areas. Many injections are given, not just one or two, in order to stimulate healing to the entire area. With knee injuries that are more advanced or involve tears, often stronger Prolotherapy solutions are used such as sodium morrhuate, testosterone, HGH, platelet rich plasma, or stem cell Prolotherapy. The type of solution used is determined by your experienced Prolotherapy physician who knows what type of solution to use based on your history and physical examination.