Comprehensive Prolotherapy | Knee Pain PRP and stem cells treatments
The regenerative approach to treating chronic knee pain
Comprehensive Prolotherapy offers hope to those suffering from various types of knee pain. Instead of increasing risk of degeneration, as with steroids and eventually with surgery, our treatments are regenerative.
Below is our article library on knee pain
Our Knee Pain Articles
- Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery In a recent study, doctors suggested that given educational aids and time to think about total knee replacement, more patients (compared to a control group) opted out of getting the knee replacement. For many years, the undisputed primary treatment for advanced knee osteoarthritis was a total or partial knee replacement. With patients like those mentioned in the above study questioning whether a total joint replacement is the way for them to go, medicine is moving towards providing alternatives to knee replacement, a shift away from surgery towards “biomedicine” and the use of patient’s stem cells and blood platelets as healing “medicines,” is occurring.
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Partial and complete tear. Is ACL surgical repair the right option for every athlete? In this article Ross Hauser, MD reviews the latest medical research that can help the patient / athlete understand their ACL pre and post surgery challenges and how treatments that include Prolotherapy, PRP and stem cells may offer options and accelerated recovery.
- Arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis. Doctors and researchers are confirming arthroscopic knee surgeries for meniscus and cartilage “repair” do not heal, do not repair, and accelerate knee instability the degenerative collapse of the knee. You can’t fight the evidence – arthroscopic knee surgery is only a stop gap to total knee replacement.
- Arthroscopy for middle-aged or older patients This is an article that we constantly update because many patients are unaware of the potential lack of success in getting an knee arthroscopic procedure performed. Especially those patients termed “middle-age” or older.
- Baker’s Cyst The surgical treatment of Baker’s or Popliteal synovial cysts remains controversial. The reason is high failure rate and further controversy over the long-term consequence of arthroscopic knee procedures. This article will discuss non-surgical options.
- Chondromalacia Patella Is Prolotherapy effective for Chondromalacia Patella? We discusses various treatment options.
- Depression’s effects on knee pain – The one common thread that appears in many of the studies is that the knee pain patient suffering from depression needs to exercise, be offered treatments that give them hope, and have a good support system.
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections for knee osteoarthritis – Synvisc alternatives In this article Ross Hauser, MD discusses new and continuing research on Hyaluronic Acid Injections including: New research and reviews which say Hyaluronic Acid Injections may cause accelerated knee degeneration. An examination of research making direct comparisons of Hyaluronic Acid Injections to alternatives which include stem cell therapy, PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, and Prolotherapy.
- Jumper’s Knee Prolotherapy is recommended for Chronic Jumper’s Knee, or patellar tendinosis, in which the tendon has started to deteriorate. While cortisone and other anti-inflammatories weaken and degenerate soft tissues, Prolotherapy strengthens and repairs them.
- Knee cap cartilage repair – Patellofemoral Instability treatments If you have been diagnosed that you have Patellofemoral Instability or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, you are likely a person who has a physically demanding job, or someone who is very active in a sports lifestyle. In your diagnostic examination you may have been told that the cartilage under your kneecap has been damaged by wear and tear or that your knee cap is not sitting properly in its groove and that you also have patellar instability and/or chondromalacia patellae.
- Knee Distraction Surgery In their quest to get stem cell therapy into the operating theater, doctors are exploring different surgical aspects to see if the surgery and stem cell therapy, used in combination, will accelerate healing and repair cartilage.
- Knee Tendinopathy | Tendinosis | Tendonitis In this article, we discuss the options to Knee Tendinopathy treatments including research to support the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in the treatment of knee tendinopathies.
- Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury When the LCL is overstretched or partially torn, a preferred treatment is one that will regenerate the ligament and stimulate healing of the original ligament rather than replacing it through surgery. Prolotherapy is the treatment option that strengthens and repairs ligaments. Motion and exercise would also be encouraged along with Prolotherapy for proper healing of the knee joint.
- Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury Your doctor or MRI tells you that you have a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee. What are your treatment options?
- Meniscal Tears Is surgery necessary for a torn meniscus? Can meniscus injuries heal on their own? Can you live with a torn meniscus? Do you even want to? Ross Hauser, MD explains the various non-surgical treatments for Meniscus repair and recovery without surgery. Included in this article is new research on”Cell-Based Strategies for Meniscus Tissue Engineering.”
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis. In this article, Ross Hauser MD
discusses the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
- Prolotherapy knee osteoarthritis injections In this article, we discusses Prolotherapy knee osteoarthritis injections. The knee is the most common joint treated with Prolotherapy at Caring Medical. We use a comprehensive Prolotherapy approach that stimulates the natural repair of connective tissue.
- Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain). Runner’s knee got its name for an obvious and very unfortunate reason—it’s common among runners. The stress of running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. Forty percent of all runners’ injuries are related to the knee area.
- Stem Cells and Prolotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Regeneration In this article Ross Hauser, MD discusses research that shows stem cell injection therapy will aid in the repair of osteoarthritic cartilage changes and relieve symptoms of stiffness, pain, disability, and inability to walk as commonly reported by our patients.