Is your knee pain caused by the following conditions?
- Joint pain
- Runner’s knee
- Water on the knee
- Torn meniscus
- MCL tear
- Knee tendonitis
Before considering surgery for your knee pain symptoms, consider the all-natural pain relief therapies we offer at Modesto Physical Medicine. Your pain could be the result of an injury or a musculoskeletal disorder, but whatever the cause of your knee pain, our minimally invasive, drug-free treatments can help you get relief.
Knee Pain Relief
Depending on the cause of your sore knees, the severity of your pain may vary.
Signs and symptoms that often accompany knee pain include:
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- Pain when bending the knee
- An inability to fully extend or flex your knee
- A deformity in your leg or knee
- Fever accompanied by redness, pain, and swelling
- A feeling of instability like your knee might “give out”
We carefully consider your knee pain, health history, and other factors before moving forward with treatment. For relief from these symptoms and potential healing from conditions, we offer both traditional and advanced treatment options.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections consist of your blood plasma enriched with a high concentration of your blood platelets. PRP releases multiple growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue to get you fast relief from chronic knee pain.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help your severe knee pain and give you non-surgical pain relief. Our chiropractor often combines corrective exercises and manual adjustments as part of an effective treatment plan. When your body’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems are not functioning optimally, your joints begin to ache, which can result in overall body pain. We want to help correct these issues before they become debilitating.
Treatment Containing Wharton's Jelly for Knees
Wharton’s jelly, a structural tissue allograft, is applied directly to the site of the defect using a syringe. Wharton’s jelly contains a high concentration of growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that contribute to the regenerative process by signaling the body’s own cells to the site of the defect. This treatment provides a natural source for long chain-hyaluronic acid and other proteins that are beneficial for joint lubrication and movement.
Birth tissue allografts, such as Wharton’s jelly, have been described as immune privileged because they rarely evoke an immune response in the human body and has reported anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fibrotic properties.
By supplementing the defect with Wharton’s jelly, our goal is to use this structural tissue supplement as a non-invasive alternative to surgery.
Knee Pain Causes
Knee pain is commonly caused by degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis or structural misalignment around the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Poor posture, overuse, repetitive stress, and physical trauma also cause knee issues.
Other factors can increase your risk of having knee problems, including:
- Physical abnormalities (e.g., having one leg shorter than the other)
- Lack of muscle flexibility or strength
- Sports activities that place more significant stress on your knees
- Previous injuries
Some knee injuries and medical conditions (e.g., osteoarthritis) may lead to increasing pain, joint deterioration, and disability if they are left untreated. Call us today if you would like to know more about our non-surgical treatment options for knee pain. Contact us to plan your complimentary consultation right away (209) 838-3434.