Do your knees hurt with every step or cause distracting sounds that indicate something isn't moving quite right? As an expert in whole-body wellness, Dr. Donna D’Alessio in Montville, New Jersey wants to help you reach optimal health and solve problems before they require invasive procedures. If you’re experiencing knee pain or limited range of motion, Dr. D’Alessio can diagnose and treat your condition before it worsens. Call or book an appointment online at Montville Medspa & Pain Center.
If you experience any of these sensations in your knee when active or at rest, you may have an injury or condition that could benefit from medical treatment:
Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. D’Alessio may recommend a wide variety of treatments that can include strengthening exercises, stretching, pain management shots, and injections to increase lubrication in your joint.
If the source of your pain is from reduced cartilage or bones rubbing together or against nerves, an orthovisc, or hyaluronic acid, gel injection could be beneficial.
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating substance made of molecules similar to your body’s naturally-occurring synovial fluid, which fills your joint sacs and allows for friction-free ease of movement.
These cutting-edge gelatinous shots are inserted directly into the joint so that the cushioning effect provides relief where you most need it.
Few risks are associated with this form of therapy for knee pain because the injection mimics molecules that are already naturally occurring in your body. It’s a healthy, natural replacement for joints that need additional lubrication.
It’s necessary that the injection is carefully placed in order not to damage nearby nerves, so you have a central nervous system expert like Dr. D’Alessio administer the shot.
Aging and overuse can degenerate joints and cause cushioning fluid to diminish. Hyaluronic acid injections rejuvenate your knees and return them to a youthful state. That reduces pain, improves movement, and allows you to enjoy your favorite activities with ease.
These therapies have fewer side effects and risks compared to invasive surgical procedures.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, schedule an appointment online with Dr. D’Alessio or callMontville Medspa & Pain Center to find out if injection therapy can help you.