Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine Services in the San Diego, CA Area

 

Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage between the joints erodes and causes the bones to rub against each other. Any joint can be affected by osteoarthritis, but most people develop it in their knees. There are many factors that contribute to the severity of the disease, including genetics, weight, injuries, and illness.

Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center in San Diego, CA features solutions that address the root cause of osteoarthritis rather than merely fixing the symptoms. If osteoarthritis is the cause of your knee or joint pain, our team of experts can tailor a recovery plan to treat your condition.

 

Relief for Osteoarthritis

Our practice performs the following treatments for relief from osteoarthritis:

  • SUPARTZ® Synvisc Joint Fluid Therapy — non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis.

    SUPARTZ® Synvisc injections relieve knee pain by supplementing the fluid that protects the joints. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the cartilage and synovial fluid in the knee. These injections temporarily replace this fluid with purified hyaluronan to increase mobility and range of movement.

    The knee is numbed with a local anesthetic and most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Injections are typically required once a week for 5 weeks to prevent further problems. We recommend the injections in conjunction with therapies that address additional causes of osteoarthritis, such as weight gain and overuse.

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  • Trigger Point Injections — target and relieve muscle pain and tension

    A trigger point injection is used to treat muscle pain. The shot is delivered to a specific point or knot in a muscle that is unable to relax. When pressure is applied to the area, pain is often present in multiple parts of the body. Trigger points can be found in the buttocks and upper and lower back and are usually caused by injury, weight gain, and poor posture.

    Our clinic uses trigger point injections for patients suffering from muscle pain. We begin by locating the exact source of pain before injecting a small amount of medication. These treatments can provide lasting relief from muscle spasms and tightness as well as increase function.

To learn more about the specialty treatments we offer for osteoarthritis and knee pain, call us today or schedule your FREE consultation online.

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