Regenerative Medicine For Knee Pain in Kansas City
Regenerative Medicine | Knee Conditions
If you suffer with the Following Knee Conditions; learn more about how Regenerative Medicine can help restore your health and improve your quality of life!
General Knee Pain
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Meniscus Tear
- Knee Degeneration
- ACL or PCL Injury
How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Knee Conditions
If you are suffering from a knee condition then you should know that there is a safe alternative to surgery. Here at Lifeworks Integrative Health in Shawnee, KS we offer an advanced form of Regenerative Therapy that allows us to treat degenerative conditions in the joint so that you can avoid invasive procedures such as surgery and steroid injections. Regenerative medicine is a safe procedure and requires no downtime. In regenerative medicine the growth factors, cytokines, mesenchymal cells are injected into the area of complaint and repair begins to the injury or degenerated bone, ligament, or tissue. This process begins to decrease inflammation as the cells repair the damaged tissue. Utilizing this advanced regenerative therapy at LifeWorks Integrative Health will help you get back on your feet and living the active lifestyle you were meant to have!
At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we can treat a variety of knee joint and knee pain related conditions. Here are a few of the most common conditions and descriptions of the methodology we apply in our regenerative therapy treatments.
Regenerative Medicine for General Knee Pain
If you are living with knee pain then you know that it can severely limit your quality of life. Knee pain holds many people back from living a healthy life, going to work, and enjoying the people and experiences around them. Knee conditions can cause difficulties with daily life such as weight-bearing, bending or straightening your leg, or even just normal movements like running and walking. Knee pain can start from many different causes. You could be having knee pain from everyday wear and tear, too much repetitive use, or trauma to the area. Many people live with knee pain until it gets bad enough that they need pain medicine and eventually surgery. At LifeWorks Integrative Health we can treat your knee pain at the root of the problem with regenerative medicine instead of just masking the pain with pain medications. Tissues repair in the joint and therefore treat the source of the pain, helping you decrease the need for pain medicine and also help you delay or put off knee surgery all together.
Regenerative Medicine for Knee Osteoarthritis
As we get older we have increased chance of knee pain simply due to general wear and tear. With continued use over time we begin to lose the cartilage in our knee that is keeping our bones from rubbing together. When those bones begin to rub together the joint becomes inflamed and becomes painful. The knee can become difficult to move and can be very sore. The Stem Cell Therapy that we use at LifeWorks Integrative Health are able to regenerate that worn down tissue, reduce the inflammation in the joint, and decrease the amount of pain that you are having. This simple and safe procedure is done in the office and there is no downtime afterwards so that you are able to get back to living your life the way you want to!
Regenerative Medicine for Meniscus Tear
The knee contains a medial and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus is a type of cushion between the bones of the knee as well as a stabilizer for the knee as it moves. A meniscal tear can occur as we get older or due to a trauma to the area. Most often a meniscus will rupture when a forceful twisting or rotation movement occurs especially when full weight-bearing. When the meniscus tears it can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, feeling like your knee is “locking” or “catching”, and feeling like your knee may not be able to support you. The recovery time from a meniscus surgery can range from weeks to months, whereas, at LifeWorks Integrative Health our Regenerative medicine requires no downtime at all. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is done in the office that allows the cells to repair the damaged meniscus. This way you can return to normal with hardly any interruption to your daily life.
Regenerative Medicine for Knee Degeneration
Over time and with repetitive use our knees can wear down. When this happens and it becomes painful to move the knees it can become difficult to continue with our daily routines since it affects so much of what we are doing. The tissues in the knee are there to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other. As these tissues begin to deteriorate the bones rub together which causes movement of the knee to become painful. Regenerative Medicine at LifeWorks Integrative Health treats the cause of the knee pain by focusing on the degenerated tissues and allowing the cells to repair them so you can return to your daily routine as soon as possible.
Regenerative Medicine for Ligamentous Injury
The knee contains four main ligaments. There is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL). These ligaments work to hold together the bones that make up the knee joint. If you have injured one of these ligaments you could experience a loud pop during the injury, pain, swelling, difficulty bearing weight, and a feeling of looseness within the joint. In the past the treatment for these injuries would generally be surgery. Now with the regenerative medicine that is offered at LifeWorks Integrative Health you can treat ligamentous injuries with a more natural approach and no recovery time needed from the procedure.
Regenerative Medicine for Chondromalacia
A very common condition in runners is chondromalacia which occurs when the cartilage behind the kneecap begins to soften and breakdown. While this condition is most common in athletes it can also occur in anyone that has abnormal positioning of the kneecap or tightness or weakness of muscles around the knee. This condition can cause a grinding feeling whenever a person flexes their knee. This can make it difficult to go up and down the stairs, run, and stand up after sitting for long periods of time. With LifeWorks Integrative Health’s regenerative therapy you can treat your knee pain by letting the cells repair the degraded tissue behind the kneecap and decrease the inflammation within the joint. Regenerative medicine is non-invasive and will get you back to your routine quicker and with less pain.