Osteoarthritis of the knee can occur in people of all ages. There are a multitude of causes which include aging, a previous injury or infection, weight gain, genetics or stresses from an activity. Regardless of the cause, osteoarthritis (OA), also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is the result of the knee cartilage wearing away over time. This results in the the bones under the cartilage rubbing together causing the individual pain, swelling and decreased mobility.
Some symptoms of osteoarthritis include but are not limited to; stiffness in the knee, popping or cracking sounds when the knee moves, knee pain that subsides a bit when resting, feeling warmth within the knee, swelling and decreased range of motion in the knee.
The doctors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation [MPR] specialize in treating osteoarthritis and knee pain and incorporate innovative technologies allowing individuals to regain mobility and avoid surgery.
One technique utilized at Monmouth Pain is x-ray analysis coupled with video fluoroscopy. This process allows the physicians at MPR to pinpoint the problem area with extreme precision in order to inject lubricating fluid into the knee joint. This process is called viscosupplementationm the viscosupplement is introduced into the joint through an injection allowing it to bond with the naturally occurring joint fluid in order to to create a lubricating and cushioning layer. It improves function by reducing pain, inflammation and swelling.
Another technology applied as part of the Knee Pain Treatment Program is Class IV Laser therapy (also called cold laser therapy). Laser Therapy uses near-infrared light to stimulate healing creating a decrease in inflammation and an increase in oxygenated blood flow.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation we are a unique group of medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors. To learn if you are a candidate for our Knee Pain Treatment Program – contact our office at 732-345-1377 or fill out the form on this page to request a free consultation ($245 value) at our Wall Township or Shrewsbury location.