The hips and knees are among the largest joints in your body and often develop painful conditions like arthritis as well as suffering acute injuries. If you have hip or knee pain, sports medicine physician Irwin Abraham, MD, can help. At his practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Dr. Abraham uses cutting-edge treatments like prolotherapy, fascial deep tissue massage distortion, and direct neural treatment to relieve hip and knee pain. Call the New York City office today for details or book an appointment online.
What causes hip and knee pain?
Hip and knee pain are common problems, not least because these large joints have to support so much of your body weight. Hips and knees come under a lot of stress that can lead to acute ligament and tendon damage, as well as gradual joint deterioration.
Common hip and knee conditions include:
Arthritis and bone spurs
Labral and meniscal tears
Tendon and ligament injuries
How does prolotherapy reduce hip and knee pain?
Prolotherapy treatments take advantage of your body's ability to heal itself by stimulating the growth of healthy new cells. The new cells replace old, damaged tissues, eliminating the cause of your hip or knee pain.
Each injection of prolotherapy contains natural sugars such as glucose or dextrose. When the sugars reach the damaged tissues in your hip or knee, your body responds by sending out cells with healing properties like growth factors, which multiply rapidly.
Dr. Abraham also uses a prolotherapy technique called perineural subcutaneous injection (PSI), which works in a different way to tackle pain. PSI uses the same solution, but the glucose acts on nerves just under your skin and prevents them from sending out pain messages.
To find out more about innovative treatments like prolotherapy for hip and knee pain, call Irwin Abraham MD today or book an appointment online.