Knee pain can strike at any time from an injury or begin slowly due to arthritis. Regardless of the cause, you need to get ahead of knee pain before it jeopardizes your daily activities.
But some treatments aren't just invasive — they bandage the actual problem behind your pain. When you’re searching for a natural type of treatment, our Integrated Body and Medicine team can help.
We understand your need for fast and efficient relief without all the side effects of complicated treatments. That's why we offer natural injections for knee pain for quick relief.
What causes knee inflammation?
Many circumstances lead to knee pain and inflammation, including injuries and degenerative conditions. If you're older and experiencing knee pain without an injury, you could be living with arthritis.
There are varying forms of arthritis, each of which damages part of the protective tissues in your knee joint, often leading to inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis is a widespread form of the disease, causing the breakdown of cartilage in your knee.
But arthritis is only one tiny piece of the puzzle that's your knee. Other conditions lead to knee inflammation and pain, including:
- ACL tears
- Patella fractures
- Loose bodies
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Dislocated kneecap
- Torn meniscus
Gout is another form of arthritis that might affect your knees. You develop gout when uric acid crystals form in your joint space, leading to pain and inflammation. And pseudogout is a form of the disease that happens when calcium crystals form in the joint fluid within your knee.
Natural injections for pain relief
When you can't seem to kick knee pain alone, we can help you get it under control through holistic and natural treatments. These treatments, paired with activity modifications and physical therapy, could reduce your pain significantly.
We offer several natural injections for knee pain and inflammation that may fix the problem within your knee over time. If you're living with arthritis or inflammation from a minor injury, these injections may help:
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in your knee joint. It's a fluid that helps smooth movement and prevent friction. When you have osteoarthritis, the concentration of hyaluronic acid is significantly lower than it should be.
We offer hyaluronic acid injections, also called viscosupplementation, for knee osteoarthritis. We inject your knee with synthetic hyaluronic acid several times over a few months.
The injections help replenish the viscous fluid in your knee joint, improving mobility and reducing pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine to stimulate new tissue growth in your damaged knee joint. We use PRP for various problems, including injuries, arthritis, and overuse problems.
PRP is a natural injection because it comes from your blood. It's a simple procedure that starts with our team drawing your blood. We then place the blood tube in a centrifuge, separating the plasma and platelets from the rest of your blood.
The reason PRP is so successful is due to the platelets. Your platelets are a specialized type of blood cell first on the scene after an injury to clot your blood and begin rebuilding tissue.
After we inject PRP into your damaged knee joint, the platelets begin to work right away, using growth proteins to stimulate new tissue growth. While it does take a few months to notice results, you should feel significant relief from your knee discomfort.
How soon do they work?
The results you should see depend on several factors, including the cause of knee pain and how well you respond to the treatment. We are with you every step of the way, checking your progress and scheduling repeat visits if necessary.
After the hyaluronic acid injection, you may not notice immediate relief, but your symptoms should improve within several weeks of the first injection. We provide repeat injections as necessary over several weeks for maximum results.
The pain relief from hyaluronic acid injections may last for several months at a time. We can provide follow-up injections every six months for osteoarthritis in your knees.
PRP also takes several weeks to months to provide significant relief from knee pain and discomfort. During this time, your platelets are busy repairing damage within the joint.
After a PRP injection, you may notice a better range of motion and mobility in the affected knee within several weeks. But it can take several months before you see the full effects of the injection.
PRP doesn't simply bandage the problem; the injection works to fix damaged cartilage in your joint to provide long-term pain relief.
If you're tired of living with knee pain and need treatment now, call our office in the greater Highland and Hammond, Indiana, area to schedule an appointment, or request a consultation online.