May 17, 2022
Non-Invasive Treatments for Knee Arthritis
Arthritis pain is persistent. It makes walking the shortest distances a chore – if it’s possible at all. Thankfully, there are new non-invasive options available that provide long-lasting relief.
New Treatments Available for Knee Arthritis Pain
This type of pain is uncomfortable at the very least. At the most, it makes walking impossible. To provide relief, researchers began looking at the nerves around the knee. They found these two safe and effective procedures. They’re both new twists on old treatments:
Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE)
This outpatient procedure reduces the production of inflammatory enzymes around the knee. It provides immediate and long-term relief patients and only takes about 90 minutes to complete.
During this simple operation, doctors use a small catheter to eject small particles into the knee area. These particles block some of the blood flow, causing a knee embolization.
When complete, this procedure reduces the inflammatory markers of arthritis. This reduction sometimes eliminates arthritic knee pain for at least 12 months.
Genicular nerve block and ablation
The pain management specialists at Southeast Pain & Spine Care perform these treatments using injections. These shots use frequencies to disrupt the pain signals sent by the genicular nerves. It provides pain relief from 6 to 12 months. The doctor can do it every 6 months.
What are the Benefits of These New Treatments for Arthritic Knee Pain?
In some patients, knee pain takes over their whole life. But after treatment, they can return to almost normal function. Some walk with walking aids like canes. Others who walked 3 blocks before the surgery could walk three miles. Some call these effective, quick, and safe procedures a revelation:
- The very high success rate
- Provide both long-term and an immediate relief from arthritic knee pain
- Improve the function of the knee
- Reduction or elimination of opioid use for pain management treatment
- Improves quality of life
- Virtually no downtime
Who Can Use These Treatments?
Just because you tried other treatments for your arthritis pain, doesn’t mean you’re out of options. Bot treatments improve knee functionality by at least 50 percent. Their requirements are:
- Arthritic pain sufferers between the ages of 40 and 80
- Suffer from moderate to severe localized knee pain
- Patients who see no benefit from other treatments
One More Tip
For more relief of your arthritic knee pain, consider this little tidbit. Losing 5-10 pounds takes 25-50 pounds of pressure from your joints. This simple step will provide your joints with major relief. Osteoarthritis limits the daily activities of many US adults. Non-invasive arthritis treatments for the knee are effective and safe. They provide patients with immediate and long-term pain relief.
Tired of your chronic knee pain? Looking for non-invasive treatments to provide long-lasting relief? Contact us with the form below. It represents your new lease on life. Fill it out and one of our pain management specialists will be right with you.