Are you suffering from KNEE PAIN?

Over 100 million Americans suffer from knee and joint pain. This ailment accounts for 25% of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all anti-inflammatory drug prescriptions.

WHAT CAUSES KNEE PAIN?

The exact cause of knee pain is unknown. Factors that might cause it include the following: Knee Pain

• Being overweight
• Getting older (wear and tear)
• Joint injury
• Joints that are not properly formed (alignment/imbalance problems)
• A genetic defect in the joint cartilage
• Stresses on the joints from certain activities including sports, work and leisure activities
All of the above over time can eat away at the cartilage in your knee leading to Osteoarthritis.

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)?
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. In Osteoarthritis, the surface layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows the bones under the cartilage to rub together resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Although in some people it progresses quickly, in most individuals joint damage develops gradually over years.
WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE TO TREAT KNEE PAIN?
After careful study and several trials the FDA approved a new treatment aimed at helping those with knee pain. This new treatment provides a solution for individuals who are living in pain and/or resorting to sugary, dietary supplements and prescription medications.
X-ray analysis coupled with video fluoroscopy allows the doctor to pinpoint problem areas with extreme accuracy. A viscosupplement is then injected and the healing process begins. Viscosupplementation bonds with naturally occurring joint fluid to create a lubricating and cushioning layer. It also reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joint. Most patients compare the treatment to getting a shot at the doctor’s office and report little pain or discomfort.
Class IV Laser therapy and rehabilitation can also be used in addition to viscosupplementation treatment. Laser Therapy uses near-infrared light to stimulate healing creating a decrease in inflammation and an increase in oxygenated blood flow. It’s a newly developed technology is pain-less and completely safe with astounding results for many.

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation we are a unique group of medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors. If you would like to learn more about how to treat your knee pain naturally – contact our office at 732-345-1377 and schedule a free consultation at our Wall Township or Shrewsbury location.

 

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The Knee Pain Rehabilitation Program at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation begins with a full diagnosis. During this process, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation will rule out serious medical conditions, assess the condition of the body, and develop an effective treatment plan as your first step to feeling well.

At our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility in Red Bank, NJ our mission is to help patients manage pain while allowing the body to heal through conservative, healthy practices. We offer services including chiropractic care, physical therapy, and/or acupuncture. Often, this allows patients to avoid unnecessary surgeries and medication. Our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility offers medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture  (All of these rehabilitation practices—medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic—are offered in our Red Bank, NJ pain management office.)

Minimally invasive procedures—such as joint injections or viscosupplementation—are incorporated into our practice to assist the body in this process. In this way, more patients can take advantage of our rehabilitation facility (and avoid surgery or drugs whenever possible).

Joint Injections for Knee Pain: Reducing Inflammation and Pain

Some of our patients are unable to undergo conservative rehabilitation practices (i.e. physical therapy, chiropractic) because of pain. In such cases, our Medical Doctor may use joint injections to reduce inflammation and pain. This practice involves the injection of a corticosteroid in the affected area. Corticosteroids work by suppressing the production of substances that produce an inflammatory response in the body. Because it is injected into the specific inflamed area, higher concentrations of medicine can be given with fewer side effects.

For knee pain caused by degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, extra fluid in the knee (effusion) may develop. This fluid may be removed before corticosteroids are administered to reduce pain and inflammation.

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, joint injections are performed with the guidance of Ultrasound imaging. This technique allows the doctor to view the musculoskeletal system in real time, thereby ensuring the precision, accuracy, and effectiveness of such injections.

Viscosupplementation for Knee Pain

Viscosupplementation is the process of injecting hyaluronic acid into the knee joint. This substance acts a lubricant to provide shock absorption for joint loads and to help the bones move smoothly over each other. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the fluid of the joints; knee pain sufferers often have a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. This technique has been proven to relieve pain in patients who are unable to benefit from rehabilitative practices or analgesic medications.

Medical Services for Knee Pain at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, knee pain patients can find pain management through interventional procedures such as Viscosupplementation or Corticosteroid Joint Injections; Physical Therapy; Chiropractic Care; and Acupuncture for pain relief. Our Red Bank rehabilitation office serves knee pain patients throughout Monmouth County including Aberdeen, Allenhurst, Allentown, Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Loch Arbor, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone, Monmouth Beach, Ocean, Oceanport, Roosevelt, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Upper Freehold, and West Long Branch.

Please contact our Red Bank, NJ rehabilitation office to learn more about knee pain treatment in Monmouth County.