How Do Subchondral Injections For Knee Arthritis Work?

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Knee pain can be caused by problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons, or even arthritis. When you’re experiencing swelling or stiffness in joints, a knee arthritis doctor, like Dr. Christopher Williams at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, offers arthritis knee pain treatments. When left untreated, arthritis can lead to extensive inflammation and swelling in the joints, resulting in pain, discomfort, and reduced mobility. During a consultation at our Atlanta, GA office, we can customize a treatment plan that allows you to live comfortably and resolves your symptoms, leaving you with little to no pain or discomfort.

What is arthritis in the knee?

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints and tissues around a joint. Most arthritis types cause pain and stiffness in joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the immune system and organs.

The most common kinds of arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis, which occurs when cartilage begins to break down

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, which develops in the lining of a joint

Knee arthritis symptoms

Some common symptoms of arthritis in the knee in Atlanta, GA, include:

  • Swelling

  • Stiffness

  • Tenderness

  • Buckling or locking

  • Cracking or popping noises

At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Williams evaluates each patient’s health and determines which knee pain relief option will work best for them.

When to see a doctor for arthritis in knee pain relief

It’s important to make an appointment when your knee pain is accompanied by:

  1. Difficulty walking

  2. Deformity of a joint

  3. Inability to hold your weight up

  4. Numbness

  5. Long-term pain

  6. Pain that affects your daily life or your sleep

  7. Redness or swelling around a joint

  8. Reduced range of motion

When you are experiencing any long-term symptoms of arthritis, you need to seek knee pain treatment at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta.

Knee pain treatment in Atlanta

For most patients, a less invasive approach to treatment is recommended to begin with. This can include medications or physical therapy. When these don’t work for your knee pain, Dr. Williams may discuss more invasive treatments to help alleviate pain and discomfort, and to restore mobility. During a consultation, Dr. Williams uses diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays, an MRI, or ultrasound, to obtain a comprehensive view of all of your joints. This helps him create the best possible treatment plan for your particular situation.

Subchondroplasty® is the in-bone injection of a biologic (e.g. PRP or bone marrow stem cells) with or without bone grafting. Subchondral injections can use your own harvested cells not only in your knee joint, but also in your knee bone to help improve pain and function. Recent studies have shown that when done correctly, these types of subchondral injections can be very effective for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Learn more about arthritis knee treatments, such as subchondral injections

At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, we want our patients to experience knee pain relief from our treatments, including subchondral injections. As an experienced orthopedic physician, Dr. Christopher Williams works hard to provide optimal care for everyone that visits his Atlanta, GA office. Schedule an appointment when you’re having signs of arthritis in your knee to learn about knee pain treatments that can provide you relief.

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