Knee Bracing St. Louis

A knee brace can reduce pain and offer some stability by shifting your weight off the most damaged portion of your knee. There are different types of knee braces depending on how bad your knee pain is, the location of your arthritis (under the kneecap, outside or inside of the leg, etc.), and more. People may wear a knee brace temporarily while recovering from an injury or surgery or on a continuous basis in order to relieve arthritic pain.

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Injections for Knee Pain St. Louis

We offer a variety of injections to help with knee pain relief without surgery or medicine. Injections may include Viscosupplementation, FluidFlow, Trigger Point Injections, Platelet Rich Plasma. All of these are focused on providing cushioning inside the joint as well as creating a barrier to inflammation, thus reducing your generalized knee pain.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy may be necessary to normalize range of motion, improve flexibility, and increase mobility—all in an effort to overall reduce knee pain! Your dedicated physical therapist will work with you to perform activities and exercises that strengthen the knee joint, such as riding a stationary bike, leg lifts, heel slides, calf stretches, quad tightening, wall squats, etc.

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Diet and Weight Counseling St. Louis

Your weight plays an important role in managing the pain and discomfort. After all, your knee joint bears most of your weight, which means increased weight puts extra stress on the area. Also, poor diet and other metabolic factors can lead to inflammation of the cartilage. Diet/weight counseling from KneeCare Clinics can help you maintain a healthy weight in order to mitigate arthritis symptoms as well as reduce your risk of the arthritis worsening.

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Viscosupplementation St. Louis

Viscosupplementation is a procedure where a gel-like substance of hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the affected knee. When hyaluronate is injected right into the affected area, it replenishes the diminished joint fluid, thereby enhancing its lubricating properties and allowing for smooth movement of the cartilage covered articulating surfaces of the joint. Thus, it can overall reduce your knee joint pain!

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Trigger Point Injections St. Louis

An effective way to reduce knee arthritis pain, trigger point injections involve introducing corticosteroids, anesthetic substances, or saline solutions to the focal points of your muscle spasms in order to gradually loosen muscles and muscle groups, relieving your discomfort in and around the knee joint.

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Steroid Injections for Knee Pain St. Louis

Steroid injections are a class of medications that are related to cortisone. Cortisone is a type of man-made steroid that mimics the effect of cortisol, a hormone naturally occurring in the body that serves as an anti-inflammatory. Cortisone is not a pain-relieving medication itself, but it lessens arthritis inflammation leading to reduced pain.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections St. Louis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a concentration of your own platelets. When inserted directly into an affected area, it will release cytokines, proteins, and other healing cofactors to empower your body to heal itself. In particular, knee osteoarthritis patients saw significant pain reduction and function improvement for up to one year after PRP injection therapy.

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