Nonsurgical Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program
Knee pain can be excruciating, and it can keep you from being able to carry out your daily activities. If you are suffering from degenerative arthritis in your knees, you know just how painful and problematic this type of knee pain can be. In fact, knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common disabling conditions among adults.
If you have been told that knee replacement surgery is your only hope for a pain-free future – we at Core Medical Center want you to know you have nonsurgical options, too. Our comprehensive program to treat knee osteoarthritis can provide long-term pain relief.
Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments
There are numerous ways to treat knee pain associated with degenerative arthritis. Because this type of arthritis will get progressively worse with time, there are ongoing therapies that can help you avoid surgery or reliance on prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Some of the nonsurgical treatment options we may recommend include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Durable medical equipment, such as braces
- Interventional pain procedures
Our approach takes the the most effective treatments and combines them. We start with a comprehensive exam and diagnostics, followed by customizing your treatment plan based on your functional issue. This can sometimes consist of bracing to correct a bone-on-bone issue due to misalignment or meniscus removal. We often couple bracing with physical therapy to address muscle imbalances and patellar tracking. We combine this with fluoroscopy-guided viscosupplementation injections to ensure 100% accuracy at the site of injection for optimal results. Some of our patients with meniscus or tendon damage may be prescribed PRP injections.
At Core Medical Center, you receive all your treatments in one location from members of our medical team, who are familiar with your specific case and who collaborate with one another to provide the most comprehensive care available.
Interventional Knee Pain Relief
An important component of any nonsurgical treatment strategy to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis is viscosupplementation. This procedure involves injecting a gel-like substance into the knee to lubricate the joint and restore pain-free movement. The substance, hyaluronic acid, is naturally found in the body, and is a safe and effective method of treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. Viscosupplementation can treat even severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis.
Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment in Blue Springs, MO
At Core Medical Center, we use many different brands of hyaluronic acid for patients who require viscosupplementation. Which brand we use depends on the insurance carrier. The injection is quick and easy, and administered right here in our office. We use real-time X-ray imaging called fluoroscopy to help guide the needle, ensuring the injection is precisely administered. You can expect immediate relief that can last up to six months. Our doctors and nurse practitioners will set specific expectations with you once you have completed an exam and diagnostics.