Living with chronic knee pain can be a frustrating experience, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up activities that bring you joy. Here are 3 things to try if OTC pain pills aren’t giving you enough relief, but your symptoms aren’t bad enough to consider knee replacement surgery:
- Regenerative Medicine: Advanced treatment options such as platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and bone marrow aspiration concentrate (BMAC) harness your body’s natural healing capacity to stimulate the growth of damaged tissues such as ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or bone. The treatments involve harvesting of the growth stimulating substances from your own blood or bone marrow, processing them in a centrifuge machine, and injecting them into your knee.
- CBD Oil: Several studies have shown that CBD oil has the potential to provide significant arthritis pain relief with hardly any side effects. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil can help slow down or stop the degenerative processes within the knee caused by osteoarthritis. CBD also acts on CB2 receptors in immune cells to prevent damage to the joint caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
- Knee Arthroscopy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to view the inside of the knee through tiny key-hole incisions. Special instruments can be used to repair torn ligaments or tendons and remove inflamed tissues or loose bodies that might be causing the knee pain or restricting range of motion in the knee.
For an in-depth evaluation of your knee pain and personalized treatment recommendation, please call - (541) 622-8900.
Dr. Yaser A. Metwally is board-certified by both the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He received his fellowship of Reconstructive Surgery from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.