Chronic knee pain stops you from doing what you love, from running at the gym to standing at a concert. While many think knee surgery is their only option to relieve knee pain, Darin Faller, DC, and the providers at SC Stem Cell in Columbia, South Carolina, use regenerative medicine to target knee pain at the source. Regenerative therapy promotes tissue repair without surgery, so your body can heal on its own. Learn more by calling SC Stem Cell or booking an appointment online today
Knee Pain Q & A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain is any type of pain or discomfort in or around the knee, on the knee cap, or in the soft tissues surrounding the knee. While knee pain often occurs due to overuse from exercise, it can also be a chronic condition that negatively impacts your mobility.
What causes knee pain?
Many underlying conditions and injuries can cause knee pain, such as:
- ACL tear
- Torn meniscus
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Dislocated knee cap
- Lack of flexibility
- Being overweight
Mechanical problems with your hips can also change the way you walk, putting additional pressure on your knees.
What are the symptoms of knee pain?
Knee pain can come and go or feel constant. If you have knee pain, you may feel dull aches or sharp, throbbing pain in the knee. Depending on the condition causing your pain, you may also have swelling around the knee. Many people also notice that their knees are red and warm to the touch. In addition, you may experience:
- Instability when standing
- Difficulty extending the knee
- Popping noises in the knee
Call SC Stem Cell right away if you can no longer bear weight on your knee without pain.
How is knee pain handled?
Traditional medicine often turns to surgery for knee pain. However, SC Stem Cell is committed to providing patients with nonsurgical alternatives, such as:
Stem cells are human cells that can promote tissue repair in injured muscles, tissues, and joints. During a stem cell, SC Stem Cell injects stem cells directly into the area of your knee where you feel pain to relieve the pain, reduce inflammation, and revitalize scar tissue. Unlike knee surgery, stem cell therapy is entirely nonsurgical. Because stem cells promote tissue repair, they also lower your risk of needing knee surgery later in life.
Your tissues, muscles, and joints all need oxygen-rich blood to function properly. Unfortunately, when any part of your body becomes damaged, these areas require more oxygen than your body can supply on its own. That’s why SC Stem Cell offers hyperbaric chamber therapy.
This innovative involves breathing in pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber or room to repair tissue in your knee. The SC Stem Cell team recommends one session a week until you reach 25 to 40 for maximum benefits. For even better results, you can combine this with stem cell therapy.
Call SC Stem Cell today or book a visit online to learn more about regenerative medicine for knee pain.