Your knees are the largest (and most complex) joints in your body, responsible for various actions, such as running, climbing, squatting, and most other movements. Since the knees are constantly in use, knee pain is an extremely common occurrence. Marin Regenerative Health diagnoses and treats the root cause of knee pain in Marin County using regenerative medicine — no medications or surgeries.
No Surgeries, No Drugs
Marin Regenerative Health is opposed to the idea that patients suffering from chronic pain must rely on medications or surgeries. Thanks to the miracles of modern science, we can harness your body’s innate healing properties (which are considerable) to stimulate natural regeneration. Our medical providers use cutting-edge techniques, such as PRP and treatment with growth factors, to encourage your body to heal and alleviate knee pain. We help you lead a pain-free life without relying on medications.
Causes of Knee Pain
An injury to your knee can occur in many ways. You may fall and hurt your knee or injure it while playing sports. Knee injuries are also common in car accidents. Some of the most common types of knee injuries are fractures, dislocations, ligament tears, and meniscus tears.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament that runs through the middle of the knee joint. It’s one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments. ACL injuries can be caused by a sudden change in direction, landing from a jump, or direct contact with the knee. Symptoms of an ACL injury include pain, swelling, and knee instability.
The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. This can cause knee pain in Marin County. Meniscus injuries are often caused by overuse or twists and turns that can tear the cartilage. Symptoms of a meniscus injury include pain, swelling, and knee stiffness.
A joint dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the joint are separated. Knee dislocations are usually caused by a fall or a direct blow to the knee. Symptoms of a knee dislocation include severe pain, swelling, and deformity.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and usually affects people over 50. It’s a degenerative disease that causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. The cartilage is the cushion that protects your bones from rubbing together. When the cartilage breaks down, the bones rub together, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knees.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease wherein your immune system starts attacking the cartilage tissues around the joints, leading to joint inflammation. The inflammation can damage the cartilage and the bones, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the hands, wrists, feet, ankles, knees, and elbows.
Gout arthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is a buildup of uric acid in the joints. This buildup can lead to the formation of crystals, which can then cause inflammation and pain in numerous parts of the body, as well as knee pain in Marin County. Gout arthritis is most common in the joints of the hands, feet, and knees.
Patellar tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the tendons that attach the patella (kneecap) to the shinbone become inflamed. Patellar tendinitis is most common in athletes, particularly runners. The condition is often the result of overuse and can be painful.
Treatments for Knee Pain
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a concentration of platelets that can be injected into the knee to promote healing. Platelets are cells that help the blood clot, and they also contain growth factors that can promote healing. PRP injections are particularly effective for treating Achilles tendon injuries and patellar tendinitis.
Treatment With Growth Factors
Treatment with growth factors is another treatment option for knee pain that uses the patient’s growth factors to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. growth factors are collected from the patient’s bone marrow or fat tissue or from a donor source and injected into the knee joint.
Chiropractic care focuses on treating musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors use various techniques, such as manipulation and adjustments, to restore optimal alignment and relieve pain. Chiropractic care is often used to treat back pain but can also be effective for knee pain in Marin County.
Orthobiologics are biological products that are used to promote healing. They can be derived from various sources, including humans, animals, and plants. Orthobiologics speed up your body’s innate regenerative properties to heal the injured tissues.
Knee decompression is a nonsurgical treatment that uses a machine to apply negative pressure to the knee. This involves separating the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone) to create more space for the knee joint. This procedure can alleviate knee pain and facilitate healing.
Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge, non-invasive solution for various medical issues like ED and musculoskeletal problems. Utilizing painless high-energy sound waves, it triggers natural cellular regeneration for faster tissue healing. Safe and effective, this drug-free alternative to traditional treatments offers a natural solution for medical conditions. Despite the name, there’s nothing to fear with shockwave therapy.
Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol
The Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol offers a non-surgical solution to relieve knee joint pain caused by arthritis. Utilizing a natural substance, viscosupplementation, the protocol injects a lubricant into the knee joint space, supplementing the lost lubrication and reducing pain. Ideal for those who have tried pain killers, medication, exercise, and even surgery without relief, this protocol is a safe and effective way to manage arthritis. With a focus on natural and sustainable solutions, the Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol offers a new approach to knee joint pain management.
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Marin Regenerative Health is a state-of-the-art integrated regenerative clinic specializing in diagnosing and treating issues related to mobility and joint health. We offer personalized regenerative treatments that address the root cause of knee pain — not just the isolated symptoms. Our considered approach to knee pain treatment allows you to lead a pain-free life without relying on medications. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for knee pain in Marin County.