AC Spine & Wellness Center
Integrated Wellness Center located in Lawrenceville, GA
The knee is the largest joint in your body. If recurring knee pain prevents you from fully participating in daily activities, Dr. Jeanette Altieri and Dr. Louis Cavallo of AC Spine & Wellness Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia, can help get you back on track. Experts in their field, they have helped countless men and women in the Atlanta area get long-lasting relief from chronic knee pain without undergoing surgery.
Knee Pain Q & A
What are the causes of knee pain?
Knee pain is usually the result of arthritis, an injury, or a mechanical problem from years of wear and tear. Knee problems most often occur during sports activities or work-related tasks. Just like any other joint in your body, overuse can lead to strain and pain.
Injury-related knee pain can affect your ligaments, tendons, and the fluid around your knee joint. You can also hurt the bones and cartilage surrounding your knee. Some of the most common forms of knee injuries are:
- Ligament injuries: common in basketball and soccer players
- Fractures: breaking of the bones, including kneecap, caused by fall or impact to the knee
- Torn meniscus: cartilage (meniscus) around the knee tears due to sudden twisting
- Tendinitis: tendons surrounding the kneecap become irritated and inflamed; common in runners, skiers, and cyclists
In addition to injuries, knee pain can also be the result of a change in your gait because of foot or hip pain. Many times when you experience pain in one part of your body, you adjust the way you walk to help alleviate that pain. In doing so, you may put more stress on your knee joints.
What is osteoarthritis?
Some forms of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis (OA), can cause serious knee pain. OA is a degenerative form of arthritis, and is common in older adults. Over time, the cartilage that provides cushioning for the knee bone deteriorates. Once the cartilage breaks down, you feel pain from the bones rubbing together, which also leads to stiffness and loss of movement in your knee joint.
When the cartilage in your knee breaks down to bone-on-bone, the option of avoiding surgery decreases. That’s why it’s so important to get evaluated for knee pain earlier rather than later. If you do qualify for nonsurgical knee pain treatment, Dr. Altieri and Dr. Cavallo have great success rates treating knee pain with SUPARTZ FX™ knee injections.
What is SUPARTZ FX?
SUPARTZ knee injections offer nonsurgical therapy for men and women suffering from OA. SUPARTZ is a non-pharmacologic fluid made of sodium hyaluronan, a natural substance found in your joint cartilage. When OA breaks down the natural cartilage and fluid that provides cushioning to your knee joints, a SUPARTZ injection can replace them. Many knee pain sufferers get long-term pain relief after a series of just five, virtually-painless SUPARTZ injections.
Whether your knee pain is from an injury, a mechanical problem, or arthritis, Dr. Altieri, Dr. Cavallo, and their team of knee pain specialists always seek the root cause of the pain before treatment. They provide the most comprehensive remedies for long-lasting knee pain relief, while helping you avoid surgery whenever possible. The sooner you address your knee pain, the better your chances for success with the many nonsurgical approaches they offer in their Lawrenceville clinic. Call today or schedule a consultation online.