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How Can Knee Pain After an Injury Be Treated?

By: Our Team


A knee injury can bring your normal pace of life to a screeching halt, limiting your mobility and causing near-constant pain. Not only that but having to undergo invasive surgery for a knee injury can keep you down even longer. Whether you’re hoping to avoid the cost and recovery time associated with knee surgery or simply prefer a more natural treatment for knee pain, our team of orthopedic pain management specialists at Pain Zero in New Albany and Westerville, OH are committed to finding a solution that meets your needs and provides the rapid, long-lasting knee pain relief you deserve. Here, we’ll explore what options you have for quickly and effectively treating knee pain without surgery.

Why does my knee hurt?

There are many potential causes of knee pain, some of the most common of which include:

  • Injury/trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Repetitive use
  • Obesity
  • Lack of cartilage
  • Age
  • Underlying condition

Knee pain may be chronic or intermittent, mild or severe, and dull or sharp. Whatever the characteristics of your knee pain are, we understand how disruptive they can be and are committed to determining the cause of your symptoms and helping you find relief in the quickest and most convenient way possible.

How can I avoid surgery after a knee injury?

If your knee pain is associated with an injury – like a sprained ligament or torn cartilage – you may assume that surgery is your only option for pain relief. With our expertise in orthopedic pain management, however, many patients are able to avoid surgery and get back to their normal routines sooner through the use of revolutionary nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments and procedures.

Following a thorough consultation and examination, which may include new imaging studies and/or a review of your records, we will recommend the most appropriate course of action. For knee pain specifically, some of the most effective nonsurgical treatments include:

How does regenerative medicine help knee pain?

Regenerative therapies, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy, isolate the powerful nutrients and growth factors found in a patient’s own blood and/or donated stem cells to encourage cell regeneration and tissue healing, decrease swelling and inflammation, and relieve pain. During PRP therapy for a knee injury, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. The plasma is then prepared into a serum and injected at the injury site. Over the next several weeks and months, the PRP helps trigger the growth of new, healthy cells and tissues, which speeds up the healing process. Not only can this be a helpful therapy for knee injuries, but it can also benefit patients who have undergone knee surgery or have pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Whatever the cause of your knee pain, rest assured that our distinguished pain management experts will help you get reliable, long-lasting relief that gets you back to your favorite activities sooner.

Surgery isn’t your only option for knee pain relief in Central Ohio

If you’ve already been sidelined by a knee injury, the last thing you want is to be out of the game even longer for surgery and recovery. Join the many men and women who have avoided knee surgery with our cutting-edge orthopedic pain management therapies by calling Pain Zero, with convenient locations in New Albany and Westerville, OH to schedule your private consultation today.

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