The Many Benefits of Regenerative Medicine for Alleviating Knee Pain
Those suffering from chronic knee pain know that it can have a profound impact on everything you do. It can be frustrating and exhausting, and even the most ordinary, everyday activities become obstacles. It can hold you back and make you less independent in your own life. Many people struggle to find effective solutions for their pain. But relief is out there!
The revolutionary field of regenerative medicine has shown benefits in alleviating knee pain and promoting long-term recovery. If you’re stuck struggling with your knee pain and looking for a way to break the cycle – without surgical intervention – consider what regenerative medicine can do for you.
The Significance of Knee Pain
Prolonged knee pain interferes with your quality of life. Whether your knee pain comes from an injury, soft tissue damage, aging, or lack of exercise, it can hinder your mobility and daily activities. Many people believe there’s no solution to their pain, so they suffer in silence. Addressing your knee pain, however, is the first step to regaining your independence and preventing further complications.
Perhaps you have taken that step – brought your pain to the attention of a traditional medicine practitioner – and been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, but it hasn’t helped. This cycle can lead to extreme frustration in patients. Rest assured, there are other avenues to pursue.
Exploring Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine utilizes tools such as tissue allograft, platelet-rich plasma, ozone, and prolozone injections to promote the body’s own healing response and alleviate pain. Traditional anti-inflammatory medication suppresses the body’s healing response, potentially leading to long-term damage and prolonged discomfort. Surgical procedures can have long recovery times and further limit mobility.
There has been growing interest in regenerative medicine as an alternative to these risky medications and surgical interventions. Regenerative medicine has promising results in patients experiencing knee pain.
The Benefits of Exercise for Knee Pain
If you haven’t taken that first step and are interested in managing your knee pain at home – or improving your knee health to prevent pain – regular exercise can strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee, enhance stability, and reduce pain. Exercise can be particularly beneficial after an injury to maintain range of motion and prevent scar tissue formation.
Are you worried about which exercises to do? Never fear – we’ve compiled a list of four simple exercises that you can do at home. All of our exercises begin from a seated position on the floor. If you need extra support or experience discomfort in this position, place a yoga mat, exercise mat, or folded towel underneath you.
Straight Leg Raises
Stretch both legs out on the floor. Lift the left leg up about 6 inches and hold for 10 seconds. If you need some extra stability, bend the opposite leg at the knee with your foot flat on the floor while you lift. Repeat 5 times, then do the same with the right leg.
Begin this exercise in the same position as the straight leg raises – legs straight out on the floor. Place a rolled-up towel or small foam roller beneath the knees for support. Activate the thigh muscle in order to straighten the knee and hold the contraction for 5 seconds, then release. Repeat this 10 times with each leg.
Bend the knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Place a small pillow, lightweight ball, or foam roller between the knees. Squeeze the legs together – compressing the object, and hold for 5-10 seconds. Release and repeat 10-20 times as you are able.
For this exercise, you will stay in the same position with your knees up and your feet flat on the floor. Your heels should be in front of you and close to your hips. Pushing off with the heels, lift your hips toward the ceiling and hold for 10-15 seconds. Release carefully, lay your hips back down, and repeat 10-20 times.
These exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles around your knees. Gentle muscle fatigue is okay – sharp pain in the muscle, knee, or joints is not! Pay attention to your body when performing any exercise, and adjust according to your personal needs.
If knee pain inhibits your daily life, we encourage you to explore what regenerative medicine can do for you. By incorporating exercise and exploring regenerative medicine options under the guidance of a healthcare professional, you can start on the path of a happy – pain-free – life. If you have any questions, we invite you to ask in the comments section, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible, and if you’ve had experience with our suggestions and techniques, we encourage you to share in the comment section.