Knee Pain Conditions in Dallas, TX
Atlas Medical Center providers have extensive experience in relieving chronic knee pain.
Do you suffer with from pain due to any of the following knee conditions?
Knee Degeneration/Arthritis/Bone on Bone
ACL or PCL Injury
Non-Surgical Relief for Knee Pain Arthritis/Bone on Bone
Degeneration can occur in any of the joints in the body, especially those that experience lots of wear and tear. The knees are used in so many daily motions, feeling pain with each movement is debilitating. Joint degeneration generally develops over time, but can suddenly worsen and become more severe and disabling. Cartilage or other soft tissues within the knee joint can begin to dehydrate, deteriorate, or become damaged from some type of injury. These tissues provide a protective cushion between the bones for smooth movement. Once these start to wear down, or degenerate, friction within the joint can lead to inflammation, swelling, bone spurs, and other painful symptoms. Advanced Laser Therapy, PRP, Joint Fluid Therapy and other Physiotherapies have the potential to help relieve knee joint pain and inflammation naturally, without the need for pain medications, steroids, or surgery. Over the years Atlas’ Program has helped many knee pain sufferers get out of pain and improve the quality of their life.
Non-Surgical Therapies for Knee Pain due to Meniscus Tears
The meniscus is located in the knee joint. It is a rubbery piece of cartilage that acts as the body’s shock absorber and also acts as a pad to stabilize and protect the knee. There are three degrees of meniscus tears: severe, moderate and minor. In general, a severe meniscus tear is when bits of ruptured meniscus enter the knee joint and affect the function of the knee causing unbearable pain. For example, if a piece of meniscus tissue gets lodged in the joint, not only will it cause pain, but it also prevents any movement in the knee. This is considered a ‘mechanical’ problem and oftentimes does require surgery to remove the meniscus fragment from the joint space. If the meniscus tear is not causing a ‘mechanical problem’, then the tear can oftentimes be treated conservatively.
On the other hand, with minor and moderate meniscus tears, the pain can be severe OR there may be NO pain associated with the tear. In fact, most people over the age of sixty have a meniscus tear in their knee and don’t even realize it’s there. When meniscus tears do cause pain, they can prevent you from twisting, sleeping comfortably, and performing and enjoying simple, normal everyday activities. It is important to note that these types of tears oftentimes do NOT need surgery and respond well to PRP therapy, or physiotherapy. Those suffering from meniscus tears are increasingly becoming aware of the long-term implications of removing or cleaning out the meniscus through arthroscopic knee surgery. Some have tried physical therapy, rooster comb injections, cortisone injections and pain medications with only temporary results. If you have pain from a meniscus tear it is important that you consult with your orthopedic surgeon so that you can evaluate all of your options.
The good news is that Atlas’ Program uses non-surgical therapies to help enhance the body’s own natural healing ability to relieve knee pain from a meniscus tear.
Non-Surgical Therapy for Knee Pain from ACL or PCL Injury
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are both major ligaments providing strength and stability within the knee joint. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that connect bones. Injuries to these connective tissues are painful, debilitating, and have historically been a challenge to treat and heal. In the past, these kinds of injuries could cause what was considered permanent damage to the knee joints. Traditionally, the most common treatment for torn ligaments in the knee is arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction. Some recent studies have shown that years after these types of surgeries, the knee joint is actually worse.
Atlas’ Program uses procedures like Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Advanced Cold Laser Therapy, and Physiotherapy to offer non-surgical options for those suffering from knee pain due to knee injuries and damage to soft tissues in the joints.
Non-Surgical Therapy for Knee Pain from Chondromalacia
Also known as “runner’s knee,” chondromalacia is inflammation of the underside of the kneecap and deterioration of the cartilage that supports it. When this cartilage is damaged or wears down, it becomes difficult to bend and straighten out the leg. This condition is common among young athletes, but may also be present in older individuals with arthritis of the knee. Atlas’ Program offers a natural alternative to pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery.
Non-Surgical Therapy for Knee Pain Relief
At Atlas Medical Center we have been helping patients get relief from knee pain even after other conventional treatments such as medications, cortisone injections, physical therapy and surgery have failed. Atlas’ Program is customized depending on your age, health, diagnosis, and the severity of your condition. The program may include one or more of the following procedures: Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Joint Fluid Knee Therapy, Advanced Cold Laser Therapy, and Physiotherapy. The integration of procedures allows us to help accelerate the healing process by enhancing the body’s ability to heal naturally. Our goal is to relieve pain, inflammation, and improve mobility and function to the injured area. In addition, our Board Certified, skilled, and experienced Medical providers perform any injections under ultrasound guidance leaving you confident that they are being injected into the TARGETED area— which allows for the greatest chance for success!
If you’re suffering with Chronic Knee pain, find out if you are a good candidate for Atlas Program.