Regenerative injections for knee pain and knee replacement second opinion consultations are available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding East Valley communities of Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Chandler, AZ by Arizona Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and pain expert Dylan W. Krueger, NMD.
Overview of Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common type of knee pain in older adults and can lead to disability, loss of function and chronic knee pain. Many adults will experience this type of pain to varying degrees at some point in their lifetime. Once viewed as simple “wear and tear” osteoarthritis is now better understood as a inflammatory and degenerative disorder of the joint with loss of cartilage and can lead to bone erosion.
Signs and Symptoms of Knee Pain
- Joint Pain
- Exercise Pain / Fatigue
- Decreased range of motion
- Surrounding muscle weakness / pain
- Unresponsive to over the counter pain medications
Pros of Knee Replacement
- Decreased Pain
- Increased Mobility
- Increased Quality of Life
Cons of Knee Replacement
- Long Recovery Time
- Increased Risk of Heart Attack (31%)
- Increased Risk of Infection
- Increased Risk of Nerve Damage
- Increased Risk of Blood Clots
- Loosening of the Joint over time
Knee Replacement Second Opinion
Conventional care options usually provide superficial or temporary relief at best, without addressing the underlying pathology of degeneration of the knee joint. This approach manages the knee pain as the joint continues to deteriorate. As a Functional Medicine Physician, I have been trained to always examine the pathophysiology of conditions and address them initially before palliative and temporary pain relief options are explored. I do this with nutrition, supplementation, exercise, rehab, and regenerative injections to treat knee pain and osteoarthritis of the joint. This approach provides the body with the necessary nutrients it needs for joint health and strengthens connective tissue through the regenerative injections. The injections help assist in cartilage repair and change the fluids composition in the joint. This in turn provides lubrication and cushioning of the joint. The regenerative allografts are also involved in strengthening the surrounding structures of the joint such as the MCL, LCL, patellar ligament, transverse ligament, meniscus, IT band, and quadriceps tendon. Often, these tissues are lax creating a hyper-mobile joint. This type of joint increases the progression of arthritis as there is more bone on bone interaction and less supporting structural strength.
Benefits of Stem Cell Signaling for Knee Pain
- Joint / Knee Pain Relief
- Minimal Downtime / Recovery
- Strengthens Ligaments, Tendons, and Cartilage
- Utilization of your Natural Growth Factors / Cells
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
This type of Regenerative Medicine produces clinical outcomes that have repeatedly outperformed steroid, over the counter medications (NSAIDS, Tylenol) and hyaluronic acid injections. In certain cases, patients were able to prevent knee replacement surgery and lower pain levels with this approach. Patients begin seeing improvement typically within the first month to 6 weeks with the best results observed 6-12 months post injection. These outcomes provide very attractive alternatives to knee replacement surgery with minimal expense and downtime. Patients often return to normal living activities and begin to re-engage in hobbies and exercises that they enjoy with their friends and families.
For more information about getting connected and referred to a local stem cell provider, Regenerative Injection Therapy, Atlas Health, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger,NMD, or our Gilbert, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534
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