When it comes to treating chronic knee pain, there are many different options available. These options range from taking over the counter pain medication to extensive knee joint replacement surgery. For the most part, patients and doctors agree that knee surgery should be the last resort, especially if the patient is still younger than 60. Arrowhead Health Centers focuses on relieving knee pain through a coordinated treatment plan that includes a team of specialists. This team includes not only family physicians, but also pain management specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors and anesthesiologists. The team works together to design and implement a customized Recovery Game Plan for each of our patients suffering from knee pain. Some of the therapies we use include all natural hyaluronic acid injections, strength training, stem cell injections and a variety of custom knee braces. These treatments help to provide strength to the knee as well as creating a lubricating and cushioning layer in the knee. Our goal is to help our patients experience less pain and enjoy life more fully. For some, one single treatment alone does not do the trick. Many patients return on a regular basis to receive treatment or to try a different method for pain relief. The great thing about working with a team of specialists who are very familiar with knee pain and its causes is that they are able to make recommendations along the way on how best to treat the knee most effectively. They might suggest going in a different direction in order to find the most effective treatment and the best results. Our goal is to keep our patients healthy and pain free without having to resort to costly and complicated knee surgery. We are willing to continue to see patients many times in order to accomplish that goal. As long as the therapies and treatments we provide are not causing further damage or long-term health issues for our patients, there is no limit to how often they can return for treatment. Remember that each knee treatment program is unique to the individual patient’s medical needs. We start with a free consultation with the patient to discuss their symptoms and health history. This is an important first step in deciding how to best treat the pain. If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic knee pain stemming from an injury or osteoarthritis, give Arrowhead Health Centers a call to set up a consultation. Let us help you find relief from the pain quickly and effectively. Call us today at 623-334-4000, option 9.
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