Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center
Orthopedics & Physical Medicine located in Oceanside, CA
If you’ve ever struggled with knee pain, you won’t be surprised to hear that chronic knee pain stops you from enjoying your favorite activities. Bryan Hawkins, DO, and the team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center in Oceanside, California, provide customized care to each patient, accurately diagnosing the reason for their knee pain, then effectively treating the pain while healing the underlying problem. To get help for your knee pain, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Knee Pain Q&A
What commonly causes knee pain?
Overuse injuries and acute injuries such as ACL, meniscus, and tendon tears are among the top causes of knee pain. When you develop chronic knee pain, however, the problem is more likely to arise from conditions like osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis. Your risk of developing knee pain increases if you had a previous knee injury, you’re active in sports, or you’re overweight.
Will I have symptoms other than knee pain?
The underlying problems responsible for knee pain often cause symptoms, such as:
- Bruising or discoloration
- Limited range of motion
- Knee catching or locking
- Feeling like the knee will give out
- Inability to put weight on your knee
Anytime you can’t bear weight, you have swelling and bruising, or you see a deformity in the knee, it’s important to have your knee examined by the team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center.
What treatments might I receive for knee pain?
The team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center uses high-definition musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose the cause of your knee pain, then they create a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include stretching and exercise, as well as ultrasound-guided injections of corticosteroids, viscosupplementation, or regenerative therapies.
Can regenerative medicine relieve my knee pain?
The team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center provides regenerative therapies that relieve your pain and heal the underlying problem. They’re experts in two types of regenerative medicine:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
When you suffer an injury or develop a degenerative disease, platelets in your blood migrate to the site of the injured tissues and release growth factors and other biochemicals that trigger healing.
Your doctor at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center can extract platelets from your blood, then use ultrasound imaging to precisely inject the platelets at the site of the damaged tissues in your knee. After they’re injected, the platelets trigger new tissue growth and regulate inflammation.
Stem cell injections
Throughout your life, adult stem cells repair and replace damaged tissues in your body. They do the job using their remarkable ability to self-replicate and create a new cell that develops into the specific type of cell needed to heal your body and rebuild tissues.
The team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center can extract stem cells from your body fat or bone marrow and inject them into your knee. The injected stem cells regenerate new tissues such as collagen, ligament, tendon, cartilage, and muscle.
To get effective relief for your knee pain, schedule an appointment online or call Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center today.