Knee arthritis can be more than painful; it can stop you from living your life the way you want to. If you’re ready to kick knee arthritis pain to the curb, explore pain management options with Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood, PC, located in Englewood, New Jersey. The practice offers a variety of knee arthritis treatments, including gel injections, platelet-rich plasma injections, and Coolief* Cooled Radiofrequency treatment. To schedule your appointment, reach out over the phone or via the online booking tool.
Knee arthritis is inflammation of the knee joint. Of all the joints in the body, the knees are among those that develop arthritis the most.
Most often, knee arthritis is either:
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes joint damage and pain throughout the body. Typically, it affects both knee joints.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that develops over time as your joints sustain wear and tear and the cartilage between bones wears down. It’s most common in older adults, as they’ve had the most time to accumulate damage.
Post-traumatic arthritis happens after a knee injury, such as a fracture, ligament tear, or meniscus tear. This type of arthritis can appear years after your injury.
Symptoms of knee arthritis include:
Sometimes, in combination with these symptoms, knee arthritis can cause popping, cracking, or grinding sounds in your knees when you move them.
As knee arthritis progresses, many find it harder and harder to walk comfortably and perform simple movements, like climbing the stairs.
Contact Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood offers a number of different treatments for knee arthritis, including:
During this treatment, your team injects hyaluronic acid into your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the synovial fluid that surrounds healthy joints. People with osteoarthritis in particular have an abnormally low concentration of hyaluronic acid in their knee joints.
The goal of treatment is to lubricate your bones so that they can move more smoothly against one another, and to absorb shock. Gel injections offer the possibility of relief for patients who haven’t had good success with other treatment methods.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is composed of growth factors isolated from your own blood. To make PRP, the team draws a minimal amount of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate your platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood.
They then inject the PRP into your knee area, where it hopefully promotes new tissue growth and decreases knee inflammation.
Coolief* Cooled Radiofrequency treatment is a minimally invasive, medication-free treatment that offers knee arthritis pain relief by deactivating pain-transmitting sensory nerves.
To provide you with relief, your team makes a tiny incision in your knee and places an electrode inside the nervous tissue. This electrode connects to Coolief*’s water-cooled radiofrequency generator.
The radiofrequency causes surrounding water molecules to move, creating friction and iconic heating, which deactivates the nerves.
Don’t let knee arthritis slow you down. To find out what treatments might work for you, reach out to Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood online or over the phone today.