nonsurgical joint pain treatment

Dr. Matthew Gianforte

Joint osteoarthritis affects more than 50 million people each year. If you are suffering with chronic joint pain. We can treat your pain without surgery, getting you back on your feet sooner!

Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage in your joint has worn away, decreasing the protective space between bones.  Synovial fluid lubricates the cartilage and keeps the joint operating smoothly.

Once the cartilage has degenerated, less synovial fluid is produced. The bones rub together, and painful bone spurs develop. The result is pain and swelling, which leaves sufferers unable to participate in many of their daily activities.

The decreased mobility from knee osteoarthritis can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life, affecting your employment, family, and ability to care for yourself. With addictions to pain medications at record levels in the United States, it is smart to seek alternatives to surgery and pills.


  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Numbness


At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we base our treatment on medical facts. We know that when we listen to the warning signs that your body sends, it will lead us to the root cause of your joint pain. We’ll work hard to uncover the core issues of your joint pain. Unwanted medication or unnecessary surgery don’t have to be your only options.

Stop covering up your symptoms and solve your joint pain once and for all. Through joint injections and manipulation, our professional medical staff will solve your issues with joint pain and discomfort – both naturally and efficiently. When you first visit LifeWorks Integrative Health, our medical team will perform a thorough health assessment. We’ll take the time to learn about your specific health concerns, your health history, and your individual needs. Then we’ll create a customized care plan that will work for you.

Surgery for Joint Pain Is Not the Answer!

Surgery to repair a joint injury is often the go-to solution for the traditional medical treatment model. At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we use our extensive medical knowledge to treat your pain in the most natural way possible – before resorting to other means. The good news is that our patients have experienced a more natural healing. And they’re able to regain a normal lifestyle, expand their range of motion, and reduce or eliminate all pain. Without prescription drugs or surgery! Most often prescription drugs and surgery are neither necessary nor ideal. Expensive surgeries can require several months of recovery. In the meantime, you lose more time on the job and still cannot participate in life the way you want to. And surgery is typically accompanied with the need for prescription drugs with unpleasant side effects. More stuff that you don’t really want.


Joint injuries are very common. A joint injury can result from either a single-event trauma or repetitive use that damages your ligaments. Ligaments are the “rubber bands” within the structure of your joints. Ligaments can be found on both sides and on the inside of your joints. They hold everything together and keep your parts working in tandem.

When your ligaments become stretched or torn, that joint injury is called a sprain. The severity of your joint injury can vary, depending on the extent of ligament damage.

Your ligaments have two distinctive properties that make joint injuries both painful and slow to heal:

  1. Ligaments have a limited blood supply to start with. So it doesn’t take much to impede the ability of your tissues to replenish nutrients and repair themselves.
  2. Ligaments contain an extensive system of nerve endings. So your joints can be more sensitive to pain when damaged.


At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we provide innovative treatment for joint injuries and other joint conditions. Our medical team will assess your specific needs and create a customized care plan. You’ll receive options that will help speed up healing and recovery, lubricate and protect the joint, as we regenerate the joint with regenerative medicine therapy. Then you’ll find your pain will begin to diminish.

After months – and sometimes years – of living with pain, many of our patients describe it as a miracle! They can move more freely. The pain is gone, or nearly gone. And they can return to being more physically active.


Reducing inflammation is essential for healing. Because inflammation breeds disease and disease breeds pain. Once we stop that chain of events, proper healing will return to your ligaments and tissues. And you’ll experience a new kind of healing!

As nutrients flood into the damaged area, your tissues are able to replenish and repair. And it happens quicker than you think. It’s kind of like watering a droopy plant. It perks right back up again. And you’ll start feeling the same way, too!

You can experience fast healing with this noninvasive inpatient procedure. Our targeted injection will encourage the natural healing process. And this natural healing allows you to avoid expensive surgery and bypass the ongoing prescription pain medications.

It’s time to put your needs and desires first! An injury doesn’t have to incapacitate you for the long term. You can avoid unnecessary surgery and drugs. And you can experience joint pain relief and joint healing without losing time.


SUPARTZ injections provide immediate pain relief. SUPARTZ therapy is both a safe and effective method of treatment for osteoarthritis. This therapy uses hyaluronan, a natural substance that is already present in your knee. This treatment effectively replaces your reduced synovial fluid. Clinical studies have shown that SUPARTZ therapy has few, if any, side effects.

SUPARTZ therapy is covered by Medicare and many private health insurance plans. If you aren’t sure whether your plan covers SUPARTZ therapy, contact your insurance company. We are glad to talk to you about your options.  


SUPARTZ therapy provides relief for millions of patients each year worldwide.

  • Hyaluronan is a natural substance: purified sodium hyaluronate. Because it is nearly identical to the synovial fluid that your body produces, it safely and effectively lubricates your knee joint.
  • Once the hyaluronan has been injected into your knee joint, the extra cushioning and lubrication will provide relief from the painful bone-rubbing-on-bone and development of bone spurs.
  • With increased blood flow to the joint, your tissues can be nourished and allowed to repair.
  • As cartilage and tissue rebuilds, inflammation in your knee joint will be decreased, leading to increased stability and range of motion in your joint.
  • Pain relief is targeted directly at the source of your pain, compared to the use of oral medications, which spread throughout your body.


Our Shawnee, KS medical team know that you would rather avoid knee surgery and lengthy recovery time. We offer SUPARTZ therapy to you as a safe and natural alternative to surgery. 

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each SUPARTZ injection takes place during a short office visit. The injection, itself, takes less than five minutes.
  • Your doctor will ask you to lie down with your knee either bent so the joint is accessible.
  • After the injection, you will need to move your joint so the new fluid distributes throughout your knee. For a few days, you’ll limit activity so the fluids and tissues can recover and begin to rebuild.
  • Your doctor may prescribe a series of injections over several weeks, depending on the extent of your osteoarthritis.

Following SUPARTZ therapy, your doctors may supplement your treatment with rehabilitative services, such as Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy involves a careful program of stretches and exercises. Your physical rehab specialist will review the program with you, and then you will be encouraged to complete the stretches and exercises at home. With continued work, the muscles that support and move your knee will strengthen. And you’ll enjoy increased mobility and a higher quality of life.

Many of our patients find SUPARTZ therapy to be a quick, easy solution to managing their knee pain.

You can experience up to six months of relief from your knee pain. And you’ll avoid the expense and hassle of prescription medications or invasive surgery!

Are you experiencing symptoms of a joint injury? If your medical doctor is suggesting treatment that involves prescription medication and/or invasive surgery, STOP! Before you move forward with a plan that may leave you with unwanted side effects from drugs or a surgery with extensive downtime and healing, you should opt for a more natural approach FIRST. Our medical team will assess your specific needs and create a customized care plan.

Faster healing. Better care. Natural solutions. Get relief from your joint pain today! Contact us to schedule your FREE consultation.

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