Not at all. We will explain why, but first, it is essential to learn the basics about osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that requires a comprehensive strategy that supports knee functionality over the long term.
The joints surrounding the knee weaken from age, wear and tear or from a prior injury. Your knees become inflamed by an excess of cytokines that attack the knee joint. Osteophytes and bone spurs begin to develop. Swelling and pain arise. You may be told by your physician to try NSAIDs. The pain dissipates only to recur with more stiffness than before. Your doctor may now recommend injections of steroids or hyaluronic acid such as Synvisc, Orthovisc and Supartz, but soon the pain returns and you need another injection and then another one. All the while, your cartilage, menisci, bone, bone marrow and synovial membranes continue to deteriorate until your entire knee is at risk.
Eventually, patients become frustrated. To stop the pain, they stop running, walking, biking and playing golf. Less activity means more pounds are put on. With more weight to bear, the knees will be even more stressed, and joint deterioration speeds up. People begin thinking that it may be time for one of those artificial knees. It isn’t. Your body can fight knee degeneration by using your built-in capacity to regenerate key components of the knee.
Your body’s healing factors can fight osteoarthritis. We can help you rebuild your knees naturally. Dr. Greenberg has been doing it for over twenty years. He will review your medical history and perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis. He will palpate your knees and everything connected to them from your lower back to the pelvis and hips, down to your ankles and feet. A Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis helps the team bring equilibrium to how you stand, walk and run. It all leads to a permanent fix for your knees, not to a life of pain management.
Dr. Greenberg may recommend Kinetic Regeneration Therapy (KRT), which is a non-surgical approach that helps your body regenerate bone and tissue in the knee to improve joint functionality. Dr. Greenberg will administer a healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.
Kinetic Regeneration Therapy uses the body’s natural biological compounds to oppose the inflammatory cycle of osteoarthritis. Your body’s own components in the treatments will stabilize the knee and the surrounding area and regenerate cartilage, bursae, ligaments, and even strengthen bone structures and stop bone marrow lesions. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the features of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case. If your knee osteoarthritis is severe, Dr. Greenberg may treat you with PRP and stem cells. The combination of the two treatments has proven to be effective in improving knee functionality and reducing pain.
Kinetic Regeneration Therapy is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to knee replacement surgery. KRT has lower infection risks, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free. KRT treats you holistically, renews you physically and seeks to rekindle a feeling of wellness so you become a healthier and happier YOU.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.