Knee osteoarthritis treatment with injections and excercises

Knee osteoarthritis treatment

Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most common types of arthritis. Even though it can show up in young people, the chance of developing knee osteoarthritis rises after age 45. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas.
As people age, they often find that they are no longer able to do when they were younger. Years of running, exercise, or general wear-and-tear ends with people experiencing chronic aches and pains in their joints. One of the most common reasons that people experience these aches and pains is that they have developed arthritis.

There are many different types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that over 27 million people in the United States alone are affected by osteoarthritis. You are not alone in dealing with this condition. We here at the NY Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation understand that dealing with this condition is difficult, and we are here to better understand your body.

OA is often known as wear-and-tear arthritis because it is characterized by the cartilage breaking down. Since the cartilage is what acts as a cushion at the ends of bones to enjoy.

OA can be broke down further into develop primary OA as they age, but not everyone that gets old will develop OA. Secondary OA generally develops earlier in life and usually occurs years after a specific cause. This cause could be injury, obesity, inactivity, genetics, or other diseases.

The joints that are most commonly affected by OA are in your hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips. There is no cure for OA, so it is important to manage the disease and not let it control your life. However, there are people who are more at risk for developing OA in the knee than others:

  • The chance of developing OA increases significantly after the age of 45.
  • Since weight increases the pressure on all joints in the body, the knees are especially stressed when weight is added. For every pound that you gain, you add 3 to 4 pounds of extra weight on the knees.
  • Scientists believe that people who have family with OA are predisposed to developing the condition.
  • Women over the age of 65 are more likely to develop OA in the knees than men.
  • Athletes who engage in activities that put a lot of stress on the knees like soccer or long-distance running are more likely to develop OA in the knees.

Symptoms of OA.

There are many different options available to find what might be the best fit for you.

Although it may seem that exercising with the pain caused by OA will be impossible, there are actually many knee osteoarthritis exercises along with injections for knee osteoarthritis available.
Aerobic, strength-training and stretching exercises can all be helpful once you talk with your docto handle. Working out in water is usually a safe bet for people with OA since swim workouts are low-impact.

There are different types of injections for knee osteoarthritis, but hyaluronan injections for knee osteoarthritis are one of the more popular options. There are a few different types of hyaluronan injections:

  • 1% Sodium hyaluronate (Euflexxa)
  • Sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)
  • High-molecular-weight hyaluronan (Orthovisc)
  • Sodium hyaluronate (Supartz)
  • Hylan G-F20 (Synvisc)
  • 1% Sodium hyaluronate (Nuflexxa)

These injections are meant to moderate knee arthritis.

Something a little more immediate and accessible that people can do to treat the OA and are a much cheaper option than surgery.

Our NY clinic offers OA treatment in combination with excellent analysis toward making that a possibility for you.

At our clinic, we are able to allow faster personalized and more successful results.

Come visit us to see what therapy may be best for your own situation.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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