To put it simply, chronic knee pain makes it difficult to do the things you love. It may even interfere with your ability to work or care for your family. Unfortunately, many people hesitate to seek knee pain treatment because they don’t want to go through invasive surgery. We’re pleased to inform you that Atlanta Medical Clinic offers several methods of nonsurgical knee pain treatment, allowing patients to return to their normal activities without the long recovery times associated with surgical procedures.
Why Choose Non-surgical Knee Pain Treatment Options?
Surgery is effective, but it’s not without risk. Blood clots, wound infections and severe reactions to general anesthesia are just a few of the possible side effects of having a surgical procedure. Surgery is also invasive. That’s why it takes several months to recover fully from knee surgery. You may have to take time off from work to go to physical therapy or attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon. Finally, surgery is expensive. Depending on how your health plan works, you may have to pay a deductible and/or coinsurance for the procedure and copays for each rehabilitation service you receive.
Nonsurgical knee pain treatment is less expensive and eliminates the need for long recovery times. When you have noninvasive treatments, there’s no need to go through rehabilitation, making it easier to get back to your normal activities.
Types of Non-surgical Treatment for Chronic Knee Pain
At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we offer non-surgical knee pain relief, allowing you to return to your normal activities as soon as possible. Certain symptoms pair best with certain treatment methods, so it is always advised to seek the expertise of an Atlanta Medical Clinic professional to determine the right choice for your needs. Noninvasive treatment options include viscosupplementation, supportive therapy and alternative therapy.
In some people, chronic knee pain occurs due to a loss of synovial fluid around the knee joint. Synovial fluid lubricates the joint, reducing friction and allowing you to move without pain. As you age, you may have less synovial fluid available, causing pain when you walk, bend your knee and perform other movements. Viscosupplementation is the process of injecting an all-natural substitute called hyaluronic acid to replace the missing synovial fluid and get you back to doing the things you love.
Viscosupplementation often works better in combination with supportive therapies, such as bracing and the use of chiropractic adjustments to improve your balance. Healing with the correct alignment is essential to ensuring a strong recovery and maintaining long-lasting results. We offer these therapies to give you freedom from chronic knee pain.
Increasing the amount of synovial fluid around the joint may prevent cartilage destruction, relieving pain and helping your knee function normally. To complement viscosupplementation, we sometimes recommend that patients follow an alternative therapy program that promotes natural healing.
Get Relief From Chronic Knee Pain
If chronic knee pain has you avoiding your favorite activities or struggling to do your job, help is available. Contact Atlanta Medical Clinic at (404) 341-6407 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about non-surgical treatments for knee pain relief.