Center for Pain Management & Rehabilitation
Midwest Joint Pain Institute, SC
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2015 February Newsletter
Knee Arthritis Relief

Dear Friends and Patients,

Welcome to Center For Pain Management & Rehab.,SC (CPMR) newsletter!

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the great news and successful stories from our patients. As you know, our nationally renowned pain and rehab specialists at CPMR provide the most effective treatments for all kinds of painful conditions and our state-of-the-art facility is proud to be one of the top pain management and rehabilitation centers in the country. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists is able to devise individually-tailored care plans for each patient, and we work closely with you, the patient's local provider, to collaborate in the patient's care.

Commonly treated conditions: back pain, neck pain, arthritis (all kinds on joint pain), shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, neuropathy, muscle pain/fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated or bulging disc, sciatica and spinal stenosis and more.

In this article, we discuss about knee arthritis.


Yibing Li, MD
Medical Director, Founder
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehab.
Board Certified in Pain Medicine

How Santa resolved his knee pain

Robert is a 69 year old patient who presented in our clinic with 30 years of knee pain due to severe arthritis. Prior to coming our office, this patient had difficulty walking and climbing the stairs. It severely limited his ability to do what he loved most, being Santa. We created an individualized plan that worked with in his time, budget and concerns. His plan consisted of a series of Supartz injections, vitamin supplements, and rehabilitative exercises. Within a few months, his knee pain had totally resolved. He was able to continue his role as Santa for the entire winter.

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. OA of the knee can result from a low level of a lubricating substance (hyaluronan) in the synovial fluid that cushions your knee.

How Is Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated? The primary goals of treating osteoarthritis of the knee are to relieve the pain and return mobility. The treatment plan will typically include a combination of the following:

  1. Weight loss.
  2. Exercise/ Physical therapy.
  3. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications.
  4. Injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid into the knee.Steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs. Hyaluronic acid is normally present in joints as a type of lubricating fluid. See details :
  5. Alternative therapies may be effective include topical creams with capsaicin, acupuncture, or supplements, including glucosamine and chondroitin. Prolotherapy and PRP will be effective for the people who have ligament laxities and meniscus injuries. Click our website for more details.
  6. Surgery is always the last option if all conservative treatments fail.

At CPMR, we use holistic approach and provide the most effective treatments in treating knee pain with a success rate of 90% without surgical intervention.

And now, we're making it easier than ever for people with knee pain to get help. Our new, easy-to-navigate, web page is designed to help patients learn more about knee treatment options. Just visit our website or contact us by phone at 309-689-8888.