Knee Pain Q & A
What types of injections are used to relieve knee pain?
FX Spine & Performance Center use several types of injections to give you long-lasting relief from knee pain. Two injections that benefit many patients include:
Genvisc or Orthovisc injections
Genvisc and Orthovisc are a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that works as a lubricant and shock absorber when it’s injected into your knee. It’s used to alleviate pain and improve knee movement in people with osteoarthritis who haven’t achieved pain relief with other treatments.
Steroid injections are guided by ultrasound to ensure the needle is in the proper location. The medication alleviates pain by reducing inflammation and swelling, an improvement you’ll feel in about 24-48 hours. Most people continue to have significantly diminished pain for six to 12 weeks.
How can nerve signals be blocked to stop knee pain?
Some interventional procedures work by stopping nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Two examples of this type of knee pain treatment are:
Genicular injections and ablation
A genicular injection contains a local anesthetic that’s used to test whether you’re a good candidate for genicular ablation. Using X-ray guidance for accurate needle placement, the anesthetic is placed on genicular nerves surrounding your knee.
If the injection effectively relieves your pain, then you’re a good candidate for genicular radiofrequency ablation. In this procedure, the same nerves that were injected are cauterized using radiofrequency heat. This interrupts nerve signals and diminishes your pain for about 12-18 months.
Can FX Neuromuscular Therapy be used to treat knee pain?
FX Neuromuscular Therapy is non-invasive Neuromuscular Stimulation. It can be used to treat chronic pain, function and performance. FX Performance offers individualized treatment programs to reprogram and re-educate connections in order to improve pain, movement & performance.