Knee Supportive Therapy services offered in Buffalo, NY
Research indicates that approximately one in four adults suffer from chronic knee pain, primarily caused by osteoarthritis, which afflicts an estimated 30 million Americans of all ages. It may also be caused by an athletic injury, trauma, and overuse-related activities.
Knee joint problems are a common source of gait impairment and a frequent cause of hip and low back pain. A combination of ligamentous instability, cartilage degeneration, and joint inflammation is typically the underlying cause.
At OWM Integrative Wellness, we take the time to conduct a thorough examination on every client. Structural deficits, restrictions, as well as muscle weakness and imbalances are identified. X-rays and state of the art Ultrasound technology are used for the diagnosis of knee problems. Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI can be used for further assessment.
Conditions that Benefit:
- Knee joint arthritis
- Meniscal tears
- Ligament tears
- Patellar tendonitis
- Patellar bursitis
- Muscle and tendon tears
OWM Integrative Wellness offers cutting-edge effective treatments that include dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, stem cell, peptide therapy, and bone marrow decompression with intraosseous therapy (IOT) to help the knee region heal naturally. Early treatment of knee arthritis with these methods can often delay or prevent surgical intervention in the future.
Ultrasound-guided Prolozone injections of the knee joint can relieve pain and inflammation of the arthritic joint.
Frequently the knee joint is a victim of underlying ligamentous instability. Concentrated dextrose solution is the first line of OWM regenerative treatments. When injected around the superficial and deep ligaments of the knee, it promotes ligament regeneration and mild cartilage repair. More about Prolotherapy >>
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a stronger cellular treatment. It promotes joint cartilage regeneration and repair of worn cartilage and ligament. PRP prolotherapy technique is used in more advanced arthritic and degenerative cartilage in addition to meniscal tear cases. It directly delivers growth factors in the damaged tissue and activates a signaling mechanism that stimulates the body’s stem cell production and recruitment to the site of injury. Repair and new tissue growth occur quickly and naturally.
Self-renewal cellular therapy is the most advanced regenerative technique available. Stem cells are extracted from either the bone marrow or fat and are immediately reinjected in and around the knee joint. Direct delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the affected area allows for repair by the growth of new healthy tissue. In cases of significant amount of inflammation and weakened immune system, lab derived cells are used in forms of Placenta Matrix or placenta derived exosomes.
IOT intraosseous therapy is a cutting technique invented in Russia that stimulates subchondral bone marrow circulation and reduces bone marrow congestion with a simple needle technique. This improves the health of the knee cartilage from the inside.
TENEX tenotomy is commonly used for jumper’s knee. It is a great alternative to surgery. It offers a higher success rate with no complications and fast recovery time.
Interstitial low level laser therapy. New cutting technology allows for placement of healing and anti-inflammatory laser lights directly into the injured tendons, ligaments and joint. This treatment is also used to activate PRP growth factors, making a PRP therapy more efficacious.
Dr. Kaplan’s in-depth knowledge of peptide therapy allows him to stimulate repair and regeneration with specifically selected peptides. Tissue-repairing peptides BPC and Thymosin beta 4 are used in the injection solutions and CJC/ Ipamorellin is often used to stimulate stem cell activity before the procedure. These peptides stimulate and enhance Dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem cells’ regenerative potential.
What to know before you go
Dr. Kaplan uses a Hacket and Hamwell method to treat the entire knee ligament, cartilage, and tendon complex to promote joint stabilization. Treatment of underlying knee joint degeneration and instability frequently helps to avoid or postpone surgery. Unlike a more commonly used target-specific approach where just the knee joint is injected, our technique restores stability to the areas around the joint. This not only allows for better healing but prevents the recurrence of the breakdown of the area in the future.
This technique is very effective for sports related meniscal, ligament and tendon injuries of the knee.
The ultrasound-guided approach ensures the accurate and safe placement of regenerative solutions directly into the knee joint and surrounding injured tissues. Dr. Kaplan uses solutions that are natural and extremely well-tolerated.
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