Based on the type and severity of knee problems you experience, your Lynx Healthcare pain management specialist might recommend:
For a minor knee injury or pain, your doctor may suggest rest, ice, compression, and elevation, or wearing a knee brace when you’re physically active.
Physical therapy sessions with a specialist can stretch and strengthen tissues around your knee joint to stabilize it and reduce pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP uses growth factors from your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response and regenerate tissue. It’s a holistic treatment for knee pain and other joint injuries. Your provider takes a blood sample from your arm, spins it in a centrifuge, and injects it into painful areas.
In addition to or instead of PRP injections, your pain management provider might recommend steroid injections, fluoroscopic-guided HYALGAN® viscosupplementation, or anesthetic injections to reduce swelling or better lubricate your joints.
Radiofrequency ablation uses targeted energy to heat nerves and block pain signals to your brain.
If you experience a severe knee injury or pain, your provider might suggest you undergo a surgical procedure, such as arthroscopic knee surgery or a knee replacement.
Don’t live with knee pain that interferes with staying active and your quality of life. Schedule a knee pain appointment with Lynx Healthcare by calling the office nearest you or booking online today.