Our doctors are now offering an alternative to knee surgery with our Osteopath Arthritis Program. Our 3-step program offers all-natural remedies to chronic knee pain.
This has been shown to be an effective, non-surgical treatment for chronic knee problems, reducing inflammation, and providing essential growth factors. Our office aims to give the best treatment options to our patients, and the Genvisc Plus program has shown to help many patients recover from chronic knee problems and gain back their mobility.
Our 3 step program is:
Covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare
What Is The Best Injection For Knees?
The human body has an amazing natural healing mechanism. By harnessing this healing mechanism, our doctors give knee injections, along with knee braces, that are very successful in reducing inflammation and knee pain in many patients.
What is right for one person may not be right for the other. So, it is important to do your research and know all the options available to you. If you have any questions, our doctors are here to help you and answer any questions you may have. Contact our office at (727) 519-3757.
What are the 3 Steps of the program?
- Knee bracing:
Prior to knee bracing, your knee may be experiencing bone-to-bone contact. This can be extremely painful due to subsequent joint pressure. By using a knee brace, that joint pressure is relieved. This is due to the brace opening appropriate space between the bones. This proper amount of space also allows the Genvisc 850 injections (step 2) to flow between the joint more efficiently, which optimizes the treatment.
- Genvisc 850:
Genvisc is an intra-articular injection, which means it is administered directly into the joint. To ensure targeted application, a fluoroscope may be used to guide injection points. This injection works to restore lost fluid that lubricated the joint in the knee.
- Natural growth factors injections:
The third step is to help smooth tissues and provide long-lasting benefits from the treatment. This is to combat further the inflammation and pain experienced from knee arthritis.
For example, osteoarthritis is characterized by diminished synovial fluid. Synovial fluid not only lubricates the joint but works to absorb shock when walking, running, etc.
The Genvisc 850 injection is made from Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring acid within the body. The version used now is reported less painful than previous versions. Although, while most patients find the experience painless, there is a small percentage of patients who report flare-ups of symptoms after their first injection.
These growth factors include:
- Platelet-derived growth factors
- Epidermal growth factors
- Transforming growth factors
- Insulin-like growth factors
- Hepatocyte growth factors
- Fibroblast growth factors
With this 3-step program, the knee joint may become re-lubricated and experience relieving symptoms.
Joint damage or knee problems? These injections are free from steroids and are all-natural. With their localized use, they are effective in promoting healing
Contact our office at (727) 519-3757 for a complimentary consultation
What the Research Says
Studies have shown that 80% of patients receiving this treatment plan report greater improvement after three months over those who underwent other treatments. These improvements entail reduced pain and increased mobility. It is also important to note that this treatment is not considered a drug and has no known interactions with prescription medications. It is FDA-approved and may only be administered by a Medical Specialist.
If you are interested in this 3-step Osteopath Arthritis Program or seeking more information on alternatives to knee surgery in St. Petersburg or nearby areas, call our office at (727) 519-3757 for a complimentary consultation.