Non-surgical treatments for knee pain in Asheville
5-Step Knee Care Protocol to treat knee pain and prevent injury
Not enough can be said about the importance of injury prevention. We now know that youth who suffer an ACL injury are likely to develop arthritis in their knee by the time they are 30. A proactive, or “prehab” plan can help keep these injuries from happening in the first place, as well as help correct musculoskeletal imbalances that lead to chronic pain.
Dr. Lehman’s 5-step protocol is a comprehensive plan designed to identify the cause of your knee pain, reduce pain, and make long-term changes to strengthen and protect the joint, so you are less likely to experience problems in the future. Steps include:
- Step 1 Diagnosis: examination and imaging studies
- Step 2 Education & Counseling: activity modification, diet, exercise + education about your condition
- Step 3 Optimize Knee Alignment: knee bracing or shoe inserts to unload joint stress
- Step 4 Restore Strength: activate and condition muscles to stabilize the knee
- Step 5 Lubricate & Protect the Joint: improve the health of the joint environment
Benefits of the 5-step knee care protocol
- FDA Approved
- Covered by Medicare and most insurance
- Combined treatment plan enhances the benefits
Lubricate and Protect the Knee Joint
Hyaluronic acid is an FDA approved injection that replaces unhealthy joint fluid and provides lubrication and cushioning in knees with arthritis.
Using the latest in ultrasound image-guided technology, Dr. Lehman administers the injection of hyaluronic acid with pinpoint precision. The precision and accuracy of the image-guided injection ensures the gel-like fluid is injected directly into the joint capsule for optimal results.
Contact Dr. Lehman today to learn more about knee pain treatments or to schedule an appointment.
Additional non-surgical options for knee injuries
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
PRP uses the portion of your own blood to promote healing or injured tendons, ligaments and joints, and can be applied to a variety of musculoskeletal problems. After being centrifuged, the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase proliferation of reparative cells.
Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections
Bone marrow aspirate or Graft is a procedure where we remove your own body’s bone marrow stem cells, concentrate them in an FDA approved device and inject them into the area of injury with ultrasound guidance for precise placement. The concentration of stem cells and other growth factors work directly at the site of injury or degeneration to promote healing and provide pain relief.