One out of every four patients who have knee replacement surgery will continue to suffer from chronic knee pain(1). It can be debilitating and hinder daily activities such as walking and certain movements. There is hope to alleviate your knee pain! Come see Dr. DeCaria at Revitalize Medical Center at our Glenview or Evanston location and get back to living a healthy, normal life.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Chronic knee pain can be caused by a variety of simple wear and tear or a ligament, tendon, or meniscus injury. Cartilage provides the knee a cushion for impact, which often leads to the formation of bone spurs and increased sensation of pain in the area. It is common for knee pain to worsen with cold weather and at night.
What Treatment Options are Available for Knee Pain?
In some cases, knee surgery may be the patient’s only options, but for most patients, there are multiple other treatment options Dr. DeCaria can help you explore. Dr. DeCaria equipped her clinic at the Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview with the latest medical technology to offer her patients suffering from knee pain a variety of non-invasive therapies, such as PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) injections and Stem Cell Therapy. She frequently uses these regenerative medicine techniques to treat patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis or acute trauma. FDA-approved Coolief radiofrequency ablation is another technique she uses to treat chronic knee pain, even in patients who have had knee surgery before!
By offering a wide range of procedures — from Coolief radiofrequency ablations to regenerative medicine therapies, Dr. DeCaria sets her patients up for the best chance of success. We are one of the few locations on the North Shore Chicagoland area offering Coolief genicular nerve ablation. Patients often observe immediate knee pain relief and participate in physical therapy to strengthen the knee joint, while the regenerative therapies repair the damaged knee cartilage on a cellular level. Depending on your stage of arthritis, a personalized treatment plan will be created for you.
- Wylde V, Beswick A, Bruce J, Blom A, Howells N, Gooberman-Hill R. Chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty. EFORT Open Rev. 2018;3(8):461-470. Published 2018 Aug 16. doi:10.1302/2058-5241.3.180004