The knee is a complex structure consisting of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. ACL ruptures and meniscal tears are two of the most common sports injuries due to the high stress level placed on the joint. Similarly, the knee is the most common joint for osteoarthritis.
Types of knee pain
such as runners knee or arthritis
such as torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or torn meniscus
pain that gives false perception of an injury to another location (hip, feet, IT band, or lower back) often resulting in misdiagnosis
pain that spans from the knee and ends in the Foot, ankle, IT band, or hip
Causes of knee pain
- Autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis)
- Inflammation such as tendinitis or bursitis (inflammation of bursae)
- Fractured bone
- Pinched peroneal nerve
- Lax or strained (stretched or torn) muscles, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage
- IT (Iliotibial) band syndrome
- Chronic or acute overuse
Symptoms of knee pain
- Burning, numbness, or tingling
- Stiffness, limping, or immobility
- Swelling, redness, or warmth
- Grinding, grating, or popping sensation
- Overall discomfort and weakness
Complications and Risks
If left untreated the disease or injury may worsen, creating an imbalance of your muscles and ligaments. This imbalance can lead to inappropriate shortening and lengthening of opposing muscles resulting in weakness. Consequently, these imbalances activate your body’s natural response to compensate. Compensation may cause subsequent injuries to your other knee as well as your hips and spine.
- Wear and tear from overuse
- Lack of flexibility
This procedure involves the injection of an irritant into the soft tissue of a joint that is experiencing pain with the objective of providing pain relief. It basically kick starts the joint and body’s healing mechanism.
Combination of bone marrow, fat transfer, adipose, prolotherapy, injections and/or other procedures as recommended by the physician based on the patient’s condition.
Prolotherapy and other injectable-based procedures for the treatment of injured joints, ligaments and tendons.
Autologous fat transfer, without enzymes, manipulation or expansion, for the alleviation of knee, shoulder, and joint pain.
Derived from autologous (your own) fat tissue for the treatment of knee pain due to osteoarthritis and related conditions.
Derived from autologous (your own) bone marrow tissue for the treatment of knee, shoulder and joint pain.