Did you know that there are minimally invasive procedures proven to repair tissue damage, reduce knee pain, and improve mobility in your knee joints? Regenerative medicine offered at our St Petersburg, Florida medical center provides cutting-edge solutions to heal the underlying source of your sore knees by repairing damaged and injured tissue. Regenerative medicine techniques like treatments containing growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells as well as platelet-rich plasma therapy have the potential to reduce your knee pain symptoms effectively.
Knee Pain Relief
Chronic knee pain can have a devastating effect on your daily routine, causing you to miss out on social activities with friends and family. Most traditional pain management treatments like prescription medication and steroids mask your symptoms without genuinely addressing the root cause of your pain.
Common knee problems that we treat with our pain relief procedures include:
- Torn meniscus
- Runner’s knee
- Water on the knee
- Knee tendonitis
- MCL tear
- Knee pain when bending
Part of our regenerative medicine is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is injected into your injured, damaged knees for long-term, all-natural pain relief. These injections are comprised of super-concentrated platelets, derived from your blood. Platelets and growth factors in PRP are regularly part of your body’s natural healing. For treatments, we simply increase the number of available healing cells for you to recover faster and more completely. Once we inject the PRP, bioactive chemicals are released that also call stem cells to the site of injection for healing.
PRP therapy is particularly suited for treating chronic tendon injuries, such as inflammation of the patellar tendon on the knee, known as jumper's knee, and other musculoskeletal disorders that cause knee pain. It is also what we use to treat joint aches like arthritis.
Treatment Containing Stem Cell for Knees
By harnessing your body’s natural reparative properties, injections containing mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors and PRP injections allow your body to heal your aching knees from within.
Stem cells empower your body to heal by repairing, restoring, or replacing damaged cells to alleviate your knee discomfort. As you age, your body’s ability to self-heal declines. By introducing stem cells and healing growth into your painful knee joints through injections, we can address degenerative damage and injuries that are causing your pain.
Our treatments are derived from Wharton’s jelly, a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors. This birth tissue full of bioactive healing properties is donated to accredited tissue banks by healthy, consenting mothers during scheduled cesarean sections. No harm comes to the baby or mother from the donation process. This source is abundant in highly effective and young stem cells that are capable of accelerating your knee’s healing.
Causes of Pain in the Knee
A range of biological and social factors can cause knee pain. The most common cause is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that results from age and repetitive stress.
Other causes of knee pain include:
- Different types of arthritis (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis)
- Repetitive exercises that put stress on the knees
- Ligament injuries
If you are experiencing pain in one or both of your knees, our medical staff understands regenerative medicine and can design a minimally invasive protocol to address your knee pain symptoms specifically. We want to help you avoid surgery and reduce your dependence on pain medication.
Our pain management center in St Petersburg focuses on delivering personalized regenerative treatments tailored to your unique symptoms and condition. So, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.