Looking for Knee Pain Relief in Irvine?
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are a lot of people that suffer from knee pain in Irvine, and for many there are some great treatment options.
Knee Pain in Irvine CA
Knee pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have knee pain, some common causes include:
- Arthritis - Arthritis is among the most common causes of knee pain, and there are many treatments available.
- Ligament Injuries - Ligament injuries commonly occur during athletic activities and can cause discomfort and instability.
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
- Cartilage Injuries | Meniscal Tear - Cartilage tears are seen in young and old patients alike, and are also an extremely common cause of knee pain.
- Patellar Tendonitis - Tendonitis around the joint is most commonly of the patellar tendon, the large tendon over the front of the knee.
- Chondromalacia Patella - Chondromalacia causes knee pain under the kneecap and is due to softening of the cartilage. It is most common in younger patients (15-35 years old).
- Dislocating Kneecap - A dislocating kneecap causes acute symptoms during the dislocation, but can also lead to chronic knee pain.
- Baker's Cyst - A Baker's cyst is swelling in the back of the joint, and is usually a sign of another underlying problem such as a meniscus tear.
- Bursitis - The most common bursa affected around the joint is just above the kneecap. This is most common in people who kneel for work, such as gardeners or carpetlayers.
- Plica Syndrome - Plica syndrome is an uncommon cause of knee pain, and can be difficult to diagnose. The diagnosis is usually made at the time of arthroscopy.
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition seen in adolescents and is due to irritation of the growth plate just at the front of the joint.
- Osteochondritis Dissecans - Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is another condition seen in adolescents due to the growth of the bone around the joint.
- Gout - Gout is an uncommon cause of knee pain. However, in patients who have a diagnosis of gout, it must be considered as a cause for new onset knee pain.
Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain Relief
- 100% SAFE: High-concentrate platelets and super-dose growth factors harvested from the patient’s own blood to stimulate rapid healing of tissues. This eliminates risk of rejection or allergic reaction, disease transmission or infection.
- NATURAL: Nonsurgical regenerative therapy that is simple to administer. The procedure requires only a small amount of a patient’s own blood to be centrifuged per a quick and easy-to-perform protocol, and then injected into the affected area, with minimal to no pain upon injection. It is non-painful, rapid, safe, and results in effective treatment outcomes.
How Regenerative Therapy Can Help Knee Pain
It’s no secret that your body has the capability to repair itself after an injury. The manner in which your body is able to heal itself is by using its stem cells is made possible by the stem cell’s unique ability to transform into a specialized cell and replace damaged cells. As an example, let’s you’re struggling with back pain in Irvine that is a result of a disc injury. In this case, your body needs a specific type of cell to heal the damage. This type of cell would be different if you were dealing with joint pain that is a result of cartilage damage, and can adapt to any number of specialized cells depending on the origin of your pain.
A common question that arises after this explanation of how stem cells work is, if our body already has the capability to produce its own stem cells, how is additional stem cell therapy helpful in the first place?
Stem cell therapy is useful because as the body ages over time, our natural ability to produce stem cells, as well as their effectiveness is diminished. As we age, the body produces a fraction of the number of stem cells it used to and our ability to quickly bounce back from injuries is lost. This doesn’t happen overnight, as such nagging aches and pains that don’t simply go away start developing and before long a life of chronic pain can become the norm.
If you suffer from knee pain call Dr. Desirée today. We can offer you some of the latest treatments available to help you overcome this painful problem.