Treatment of Knee Pain and Joint and Bone Pain
There are currently a variety of ways to treat bone and joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis or spine degeneration, as well as ways to prevent degeneration and alleviate pain while avoiding surgery.
•Knee joint endoscopic surgery
•Shoulder joint endoscopic surgery
•Injection into knee joint
•Injection into shoulder joint
•Chelation therapy to alleviate pain
Knee Joint Injection to Treat Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is most commonly found in those 40 years and above and is prevalent in 60% of those who are 65 or older. Patients have a chronic pain in the knee which is sometimes accompanied by swelling, inflammation, and tingling.
Osteoarthritis is caused by the decline of cells and collagen in the cartilage on the surface of the joint, resulting in lesser ability to support body weight. Fluid inside the knee joint also decreases so movement will cause the bones to rub against each other thus eroding the surface. The continuous erosion of the surface of the joint will cause it to become hard and uneven and result in squeaking noises upon movement. This may also lead to inflammation which is often accompanied by excessive build-up of fluid in the joint resulting in swelling and pain.
Treatment usually starts with medication but if it doesn’t help and the pain intensifies or the patient has other chronic illnesses which make medication impossible, the physician may decide on injection to lessen the inflammation.
Benefits of Injection into the Knee Joint
1. Alleviate pain and swelling quicker than oral medication.
2. Patients with other chronic illnesses and have been taking antibiotics for a long period of time can elect to be administered an injection to prevent a build-up of chemicals in their bodies from the antibiotics.
3. Directly brings medication to the affected area.