We can help your aching knees
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common disability in the United States; some 10 million people suffer with this disease. Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is caused by a deterioration of articular cartilage in the knee joint. Articular cartilage acts as a “cushion” between the knee bones. When it breaks down, the knee functions bone-on-bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. While the exact cause of knee osteoarthritis is not known, here are possible causes:
Viscosupplementation involves injecting a thick fluid into the knee, which bonds with natural joint fluid. This creates that all-important cushion between the bones of the knee, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation and allowing you to return to normal activities.
There are other benefits. The procedure is done in our office, not the hospital. Pain from the procedure is minimal, if any. There is no recovery time requiring assistive devices like walkers or canes. The risk of infection is very low.
Doctors Care patients enjoy a greater than 85 percent success rate with our no-surgery approach to knee osteoarthritis!
As a follow-up, our program also helps accelerate your return to full, pain-free mobility through physical therapy. The licensed physical therapists of Progressive Physical Therapy can tailor a Theraciser™ rehabilitation program just for you as part of the total treatment and rehabilitation program. Theraciser™ is different from traditional physical therapy. Traditional physical therapy has patients moving their legs in a nice, slow motion. Theraciser™ is a unique form of pain-free physical therapy that combines slow and high speed movement with resistance bands. Patients who do physical therapy have a much better recovery rate than those who don’t: 86 percent versus 70 percent.
While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, the combination of treatments at Doctors Care has brought relief to hundreds of people searching for an effective, less invasive and less painful alternative to knee replacement surgery.
Available at select offices only. Call toll free 855-344-KNEE or 855-344-5633 to schedule your rehabilitation consultation.