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Knee Pain: A Symptom Guide

The knee is the largest joint in your body and the one that bears most of your weight.

Because of this, it’s a tough — and sometimes problem-prone — joint.

 

When you’re feeling knee pain, how do you know what caused it?

 

Your doctor’s diagnosis is the ultimate answer, but there are some clues to get you started on determining the cause.

 

Osteoarthritis

According to the CDC, nearly half of all people will experience symptoms of osteoarthritis at some point in their lives.

That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis:

  • Intermittent pain that gradually gets worse
  • Pain that appears or gets worse when strain is put on the joint
  • Pain in just one knee
  • Stiffness, especially after a period of inactivity
  • Swelling
  • A knee that locks or gives out

Bursitis

When the thin, fluid-filled sac that protects the joint (known as a bursa) becomes infected or inflamed, this is bursitis.

Many of the symptoms of knee bursitis are similar to osteoarthritis, but there are a few distinctive characteristics:

  • A swollen region on the knee that’s “squishy” to the touch
  • Tenderness when pressure is put on the knee
  • Warmth or redness 
  • Fever or illness, which is a symptom of an infected bursa (also known as septic bursitis)

Knee pain from an injury

Damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage of the knee can cause pain if these tissues are overused or receive a blow or other injury.

This is particularly true in the case of these common knee injuries:

  • A tear in the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • A patellar tendon injury, also known as “jumper’s knee”
  • Damage to the tendon between the kneecap and femur (thigh bone), known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PPS) or “runner’s knee”
  • A tear in the pads of cartilage in the knee known as the meniscus

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a system-wide condition in which the immune system is attacking the joints and causing inflammation. So when rheumatoid arthritis shows up in the knee, chances are the smaller joints in the hands and feet have already been affected by pain and inflammation.

Rheumatoid arthritis in the knees can cause:

  • Pain and inflammation in both knees at the same time
  • Knees that are swollen, red, or warm to the touch
  • Stiffness in the morning, which can last 30 minutes or more despite light activity
  • General fatigue
  • Fever

If you’re experiencing knee pain that’s not relieved by a few weeks of self-care using NSAID pain medications and the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method, make an appointment with us, we can help with all different types of pain, help find the underlying causes, and find the right treatment plan for you.

 

Article credit: Arthritis Health

 


 

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Stem Cell Therapy: Side Effects & Aftercare

Stem Cell Therapy: Side Effects & Aftercare

 

Two of the biggest trending questions about stem cell therapy, aside from insurance coverage and costs, are what is the aftercare from a stem cell therapy injection and are there any side effects.

We’re going to answer both of these questions today in this post.

 

Stem Cell Therapy Side Effects

The products we use are FDA regulated as a human cell and tissue product (HCT/P) and are intended for homologous (human to human) use. Fortunately, the chances of a reaction towards this treatment are immeasurably small for most individuals.

The only side effects that have been reported are redness and slight swelling to the injection site. These side effects usually subside within a few hours or days after the procedure.

If this happens, we urge our patients to use ice packs on the injection site and do not take ibuprofen for the swelling, as NSAIDs can hinder the results of the regenerative injection.

 

Stem Cell Therapy Aftercare

While stem cell therapy remains a minimally evasive, safe, and effective treatment protocol for osteoarthritic joints like knees, shoulders, and hips, we do ask our patients to follow a simple routine of aftercare.

 

walking for recovery after stem cells Xcell Medical Group ElyriaWalking – We encourage our patients to get active just by walking. Walking is one of the best full-body, low-impact exercises. Once our patients receive a regenerative therapy injection, they find great joy in indulging in this once sometimes painful activity again.

 

 

strengthening exercises after stem cell injections Xcell Medical Group ElyriaJoint-Specific Exercises – We provide our patients with specific exercises to help rehabilitate the joint that has received a regenerative injection. These exercises and stretches can help patients increase their range of motion in conjunction with their post-injection therapy.

 

 

We also suggest to our patients that they keep a journal as to how they are experiencing the changes to their joint(s) after the regenerative injection.

A few items of interest our patients have told us include:

  • Being able to walk up and down the stairs without pain
  • Walking longer distances and durations
  • Ease in getting up from a seated position
  • No stiffness in the mornings when they wake up

 

weight loss as a result of stem cells injections Xcell Medical Group ElyriaWe should also mention that one of the best side effects of regenerative stem cell therapy injections is weight loss as a result of the increased physical activity!

 

 

Originally published on Ohio Therapy Centers

 


 

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