Regenerative Therapy for Knee Pain

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Regenerative Therapy for Knee Pain

Regenerative therapy is a type of medical treatment that aims to repair or regenerate damaged tissue in the body. It is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. In regenerative medicine procedures, your pain management doctor uses cells from your body to replace, regenerate, repair or reboot injured or aged tissues, organs, or joints. While it is possible to regenerate cartilage in the knee, it is a slow process and may not always be successful. There are currently no proven methods for regenerating large amounts of cartilage in the knee. Regenerative medicine is the most advanced form of treatment you can get.

So, does regenerative therapy work for knees? The effectiveness of regenerative therapy for knee pain varies from person to person. Some studies have shown that it can be effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with knee osteoarthritis. However, more research is needed to fully understand the long-term effect of this treatment.

If you are interested in trying to regenerate your knee cartilage naturally, there are a few things you can try. Staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and following a healthy diet can all help to preserve cartilage and reduce the risk of knee pain. You can also try incorporating joint-strengthening exercises and stretches into your routine. The length of time that regenerate therapy lasts for knees can vary. Some people may experience long-lasting pain relief, while others may need to undergo multiple treatment sessions to maintain the benefits. It is important to discuss the expected duration of treatment with your healthcare provider.

Regenerative therapy may be an option for treating knee pain. While the effectiveness of this treatment can vary, it may provide some relief and improve function in some people. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider to determine if regenerative therapy is right for you.

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Dr. Ilana Etelzon, a pain management specialist in NYC, practices non-operative or minimally invasive treatment, including regenerative therapies. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehab/Interventional Pain Management. She works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your diagnosis.

In the case of knee osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine may be used to try to repair or regenerate damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the bones in a joint begins to wear away. As the cartilage wears away, the bones can rub together, causing pain, stiffness, and loss of movement.

There are a few different types of regenerative therapies that have been studied for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: This involves injecting a concentrated mixture of platelets and growth factors into the knee joint. The platelets and growth factors are thought to stimulate the production of new cartilage and reduce inflammation.
  • Cell therapy: This involves injecting cells, which are immature cells that have the ability to differentiate into different types of cells, into the knee joint. The cells may help to repair or regenerate damaged cartilage.
  • Hyaluronic acid injections: These injections involve injecting a lubricating substance called hyaluronic acid into the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is thought to help reduce pain and improve joint mobility.

The effectiveness of these therapies for knee osteoarthritis is still being studied and more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of the treatment. It is also important to speak with a healthcare provider to determine if regenerative medicine is right for you.

How long does regenerate therapy last for knees?

The duration of the effects of regenerative therapy for knee pain can vary from person to person. Some people may experience long-lasting pain relief and improved function after a single treatment session, while others may need to undergo multiple treatment sessions to maintain the benefits.

There are a few factors that can impact how long the effects of regenerative therapy last for knees, including:

  • The type of regenerative therapy: Different types of regenerative therapies may have different duration of effects. For example, some studies have suggested that the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may last longer than those of hyaluronic acid injections.
  • The severity of the knee pain: People with more severe knee pain may need more frequent treatment sessions or may have a shorter duration of pain relief compared to those with less severe pain.
  • The underlying cause of the knee pain: The underlying cause of the knee pain can also impact the duration of the effects of regenerative therapy. For example, if the knee pain is being caused by an underlying condition such as osteoarthritis, the effects of the therapy may not be as long-lasting as if the pain was being caused by a temporary injury.

Discuss with your healthcare specialist how long the treatment is expected to last. They will be able to provide more information on the specific type of regenerative therapy being used and how long it is expected to provide pain relief.

There are several different types of regenerative therapy that may be used to treat knee pain and injuries. These include:

  1. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: This involves injecting a concentrated solution of platelets, which are cells found in the blood that help with clotting and tissue repair, into the affected joint.
  2. Cell therapy: This involves injecting cells, which are cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, into the affected joint. The cells can then help to repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation.
  3. Hyaluronic acid injections: These injections can help to lubricate the joint and reduce pain and inflammation.
  4. Prolotherapy: This involves injecting a solution into the affected joint to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and repair damaged tissue.

Despite the fact that regenerative therapy is beneficial for people suffering from knee pain, it is not a cure-all for knee injuries. The effectiveness of these treatments may vary depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. It is always important to consult with a medical professional to determine the most appropriate treatment options.

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What Conditions Does Regenerative Medicine Treat?

Doctors use regenerative medicine for a broad range of pain-causing conditions. More uses keep emerging with new research. Diseases and injuries that benefit from regenerative medicine procedures include:

  • Rotator cuff tears. If you’ve damaged the tendons and ligaments supporting your arm at the shoulder joint, your doctor may recommend regenerative therapy.
  • Knee conditions. Your knee is the largest and most complex joint in your body. Dr. Etelzon uses regenerative medicine procedures to treat painful conditions in your knee, such as knee osteoarthritis, ACL or PCL partial tears and meniscal injuries, as an alternative to knee injections. <Link to Knee Injections>
  • Spinal conditions. Most spinal conditions cause debilitating pain. Your pain management specialist may recommend regenerative therapies for such conditions as arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joint.
  • Other joint problems. Regenerative medicine works for painful conditions in the hips, wrists, elbows and ankles.

After a diagnosis, your NYC pain management doctor discusses the underlying condition and the best treatment approach. Dr. Ilana Etelzon uses a unique approach by combining many of these regenerative procedures to form a more potent result for your condition.

What Benefits Do Regenerative Medicine Offer?

While these treatments often are not reimbursed by insurance companies yet, regenerative therapies offer multiple benefits over conventional medicine and promotes your body’s natural healing. Some benefits of regenerative medicine include:

  • Reduced downtime after treatment
  • Surgery not necessary
  • A low-risk pain treatment procedure
  • Faster, long-term healing
  • No need for anesthesia or sedation
  • Treatment of a wide range of conditions
  • Prevention against addiction to pain medications
  • Limited side effects

In New York City, turn to the expertise and compassion of Dr. Etelzon at her state-of-the-art facility. Effective pain relief doesn’t have to be invasive. This pain specialist leverages the latest medical treatments to change your life. Contact Dr. Etelzon today.

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