Knee arthritis causes severe pain that can prevent you from enjoying everyday activities. If you’re suffering and looking for relief, OmniSpine Pain Management pain management specialist Andrew Morchower, MD, MPH, can help. The Frisco and Mesquite, Texas, offices offer an array of nonsurgical treatments, like hyaluronic acid injections, Coolief* cooled radiofrequency, and corticosteroid injections, to return you to your active life. You’ll get personalized knee arthritis care, including your doctor’s cell phone number, at this small, patient-focused practice. Reach out by phone today or through the online scheduler.
Knee arthritis is joint disease within your knee joint. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of knee arthritis, develops when the protective cartilage on the bones wears down. Osteoarthritis can develop with age, excessive wear-and-tear, or after an injury.
Osteoarthritis can affect any part of the knee, including the medial compartment (closest to your other knee), lateral compartment (outer knee), and patellofemoral compartment (under your kneecap).
Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory, autoimmune disease, and other forms of arthritis can affect the knee as well.
If your knee arthritis causes frequent pain, disrupts your normal schedule, or doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication and activity changes, you could need pain management. Arthritis gets worse with time, so it’s best to seek help as soon as possible.
Knee arthritis treatment at OmniSpine Pain Management offers nonsurgical solutions so that you can avoid knee replacement or at least delay it until much later. Treatments include:
Knee bracing using durable, high-quality medical equipment keeps your knee joint in a stable position so you can heal.
Knee aspiration involves draining fluid buildup in and around your knee joint.
A rhizotomy uses radiofrequency heat to disable painful nerves in your knee. This produces pain relief lasting as long as several years.
Coolief* deactivates painful nerves in your knee using radiofrequency energy. During the procedure, water circulates through the Coolief* system to create an expanded treatment area and reduce the amount of heat applied to your nerve. So it might be the ideal treatment if several nerves are involved in your knee pain. Coolief reduces pain for up to 24 months.
Hyaluronic acid injections (viscosupplementation) can essentially replace the cartilage cap that osteoarthritis breaks down. This allows your joints to glide smoothly again and relieves pain for up to six months. Dr. Morchower might perform an aspiration before viscosupplementation as needed.
Corticosteroid injections diminish inflammation and pain. Injections can provide up to a few months of pain relief, and you can have several injections each year.
Restorative cellular therapies use biological materials, like healing platelets from your blood, to encourage your body to repair damaged tissues, which then relieves pain.
The practice also offers medication management, to help you control pain until your treatment kicks in, and physical therapy, to support your long-term healing.
Call the OmniSpine Pain Management office nearest you today or book your appointment using online scheduling.