Knee pain is one of the most common causes of chronic disability in USA. The most common causes of knee pain may include osteoarthritis, sports injury, meniscus tear, ligament instabilities, etc. Current treatments options are targeted towards symptomatic management via pain relief drugs, steroid injections or surgical interventions. However, these traditional treatments not only carry many side effects and complications, but also are associated with poor outcomes and may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis. Recent medical doctors and researchers have discovered that Regenerative Therapies, such as Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cell Therapy may provide permanent cure and pain relief for people who suffer from chronic knee pain from ligament instability, meniscus tear or even severe arthritis.
is an injection therapy for chronic musculoskeletal injury, including knee osteoarthritis. A core principle is the injection of small volumes of an irritant solution at multiple painful ligament and tendon insertions and in adjacent joint spaces over several treatment sessions.
utilizes platelets taken from the patient's own blood to possibly rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the blood stream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating the healing response in an acute injury. PRP therapy allows us to harvest the patient's own platelets into the site of injury to help initiate healing and the likely improvement of function. Numerous studies showed PRP treatment had positive effects in patients with knee osteoarthritis by healing the damaged tissues, diminishing pain and in turn improving quality of life.