Injections for Knee Joint Pain FAQ
Is oral medication or change of lifestyle not providing enough relief for knee pain? Do you want to put off surgery for as long as possible or maybe avoid it altogether? If so, biologics for knee joint pain may be able to give you the relief you’re looking for without a major surgical procedure. Before seriously considering surgery, you should consider these less-invasive injections for knee pain.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions for knee injections in general and the popular choice of PRP injections.
INJECTIONS AS ALTERNATIVES TO A KNEE REPLACEMENT FAQ
Are knee injections good alternatives to knee surgery and knee replacement?
Injections for knee pain are not a cure but can provide substantial relief for knee pain. So much so that you may be able to put off surgery for a long time, or all together. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, some biologics injections can promote healing as well as reduce pain.
It is always a good idea to consider all alternatives to a knee replacement or knee surgery. Injections are much less invasive and more affordable than surgical procedures. As such, many patients opt to give them a try before opting to go under the knife.
Do injections really help with knee pain?
According to many studies and patient testimonials, injections really do help with knee pain. However, results can vary greatly among patients. While some patients experience life-changing relief, others do not feel any improvement. The only way to really know if an injection will improve your knee pain and mobility is to try it for yourself. Thankfully, the injections are minimally invasive and relatively affordable compared to surgery so your reward could far outweigh the risk of it not working for you.
Do knee injections hurt?
As with all injections, the procedure can still be uncomfortable and a little painful, but not as much as you might think. Many doctors will administer a numbing agent before giving you the injection, so you don’t feel the needle puncturing your skin. You might experience some discomfort while the medication is entering your knee and some pain for a little while after the injection.
How quickly do injections work to relieve pain and inflammation?
Patients might not feel relief immediately after the injection. Depending on the treatment, you may not notice a difference for a few days or even a few weeks.
How long do the benefits of injections for knee pain last?
Patients usually experience the most relief for 1-3 months, but both pain and mobility can improve for a longer period.
What are the most common injection alternatives to a knee replacement?
The most promising orthobiologics are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), nSTRIDE, Hyaluronic Acid, and Lipogems. You can learn more about all of them in 7 Effective Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery.
PRP INJECTIONS FAQ
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What is a PRP injection for knee pain?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is extracted from the patient’s own blood. The doctor then injects this beneficial PRP into the painful knee joint. PRP is packed full of natural growth factors that promote healing and reduces inflammation.
What does a PRP injection for knee pain cost (UK)?
A single PRP injection for knee pain usually costs around £500. Some medical offices offer a discount if you order more than one injection at once for future treatment. Midland Knee Protect Clinic offers multiple PRP injection options. Check our costs listed on our website.
Are their alternatives to PRP knee therapy?
Yes, you have other options besides a PRP injection for knee pain. Sometimes PRP injections don’t do the trick, or the doctor may suggest a different treatment for your knee pain. In addition to PRP, some of the most promising treatments include nStride, Hyaluronic acid, and Lipogems® injections. Learn more about these treatments on our website.
Which injection for knee pain is right for me?
Certain knee injections are better for certain ailments. A doctor can recommend treatments based on your pain, mobility, inflammation, and more. Ideally, you should consult a doctor who is well-versed in the different knee therapies. It may take some trial and error to find the most effective treatment for your case, but the The Midland Knee Protect Clinic specialises in biologics for knee joint pain. We carefully consider a patient’s individual needs and create the best treatment plan accordingly. Our well-informed doctors would be happy to answer any further questions you might have.