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 in the Kingston, WA area that suffer from this problem, and for many most treatments have garnered little to no positive results. If you’re looking for new options to manage your knee pain, check out these three cutting edge treatments below.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue. This therapy helps accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of chronic conditions, including knee pain, to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Nutritional Programs to Facilitate Healing
Nutrition influences inflammation and your perception of pain. There have been numerous studies to evaluate the outcomes associated with different quantities of food or specific dietary factors. Nutritional approaches to pain management can involve both changes in diet and the use of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other substances. These strategies can be used to prevent pain, such as knee pain, or promote the relief of pain and inflammation as part of a comprehensive strategy.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. During the 20 minute procedure, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The PRP is then injected into and around the knee, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process.
If you are interested in learned more about any of these treatments, you can sign up for a free consultation HERE.