Knee Injections for Residents of Freehold, NJ & Surrounding Areas
Knee injections can be a good alternative to joint replacement surgery for certain individuals who are experiencing severe pain caused by knee arthritis or injuries. When traditional “RICE” therapy (rest, icing, compression and elevation) does not provide adequate relief, it may be time to consult with a sports medicine specialist.
The board-certified sports medicine physicians practicing at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, NJ, provide a full range of advanced treatments – both conservative and surgical – for osteoarthritis, bursitis, ligament injuries, cartilage tears, and other orthopedic conditions. We can expertly evaluate your symptoms and determine whether one or more knee injections could help alleviate your discomfort and enhance your pain-free range of motion.
Most knee injections involve a relatively straightforward procedure that can be performed on site at the New Jersey Sports Medicine clinic in Freehold, New Jersey. Depending on a patient’s needs, we may recommend:
- Hyaluronic acid injections – Hyaluronic acid, a cartilage protein, can be administered through a series of knee injections to improve the elasticity, or viscosity, of the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint.
- Stem cell injections – Autologous stem cell therapy involves a transplantation process through which stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body, processed immediately, and then injected into a damaged joint to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process.
- Corticosteroid injections – Synthetic cortisone, which is similar to a steroid produced naturally by the body when it is under stress, can be injected into a painful knee joint to help reduce inflammation.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) knee injections – PRP therapy involves drawing a sample of a patient’s own blood, processing the blood in a centrifuge to isolate the white blood cells and platelets, then injecting the resulting platelet-rich concentrate into a damaged knee joint to stimulate healing.
In addition to knee injections, New Jersey Joints also provide customized physical therapy, as well as the latest surgical treatments for knee joint damage, including minimally invasive procedures like arthroscopic knee surgery. Our surgical team takes a highly individualized approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, emphasizing the use of minimally invasive techniques that can lead to faster recovery times, less pain, and minimal scarring.
If you’d like to learn more knee injections, contact New Jersey Sports Medicine to schedule a personal consultation with a sports medicine physician at our office in Freehold, NJ. As athletes ourselves, we are committed to helping active individuals get back into the game – whatever their game might be.