Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in the knee joint wears down over time, leading to pain and reduced mobility.
If you’re dealing with knee pain and interested in various treatments and therapies then please call and set up a time to speak with Dr Wdowin. We have many options at the office and many happy people who no longer have knee pain.
Options include, yet are not limited to:
- PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy: PRP therapy involves injecting a concentrated form of the patient’s own blood, rich in platelets, into the knee joint. It is thought to promote healing and reduce inflammation.
- Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy, or proliferation therapy, involves injecting a solution, often containing dextrose, into the knee joint to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It’s believed to strengthen and repair ligaments and tendons.
- Pentosan Polysulfate: Pentosan polysulfate sodium is a medication that has been used to treat knee osteoarthritis. It’s thought to have anti-inflammatory and joint-protective properties.
- Peptides: Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can be used in various therapies. Some research suggests that certain peptides may have anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating properties, which could potentially benefit individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the synovial fluid in joints. Injections of hyaluronic acid into the knee joint can help lubricate and cushion the joint, reducing pain and improving mobility.
- Exosomes: Exosomes are tiny vesicles released by cells that contain various bioactive molecules. Some research has explored the potential of exosomes for regenerative medicine and pain relief in the context of knee osteoarthritis.
These treatments aim to alleviate knee pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments can vary from person to person, and their use should be discussed with a healthcare professional who can provide guidance on the most suitable approach based on the individual’s specific condition and needs.