18 Oct A Brief Overview Of Knee Pain Options
Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) can affect your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down. Surgery can help bring relief, but doctors almost always advise trying other treatment options first. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Steroid Joint Injections
Corticosteroid injections are useful for treating flare-ups of OA pain and swelling with fluid buildup in the knee. These injections help relieve symptoms by reducing inflammation in the joint. But they’re not a perfect solution in every case, but they can ease the pain for months. Generally, only three steroid injections are allowed per 12-month time frame.
These injections are the most common and are the go-to treatment after the over counter NSAIDs, and Advil run their course.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating frequency.
Orthovisc / Viscosupplementation
Hyaluronic acid injection is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen) and other treatments that did not work well. Hyaluronic acid is similar to a substance that occurs naturally in the joints.
Contact Integrated Pain Consultants, Scottsdale
At Integrated Pain Consultants, your questions and concerns will be addressed. There is help for the knee pain you are experiencing. With a detailed exam and brief history of your pain, the mode of pain relief will be determined, and you will be on your way to relief. Call Integrated Pain Consultants at (480) 626-2552. We will find you the knee pain relief you are searching for.