The knee is a joint that experiences tons of forces throughout a person's lifetime. Each time you stand from a sitting position, take a step, go up and down the stairs, or carry a heavy object, your knee must stabilize, balance, and take the weight. Not only does that put the knee in vulnerable positions frequently, but also, over the course of years, causes wear-and-tear.
The prolonged inflammation causes what we know as osteoarthritis, a degeneration of structures inside the knee that no longer allow normal function without pain. People who have had prior knee injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, meniscus tears) or have had knee surgeries are even more prone to earlier and more severe arthritic changes.
what most of our patients have tried
Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal. The capacity for healing declines as you age, so things take longer and longer to heal. If the amount of damage being caused daily is greater than the body's healing capacity, the condition goes into a chronic state, and it will continue to get worse.
Here, at NexGen Healthcare, we use cutting-edge technology and procedures to put the joint of concern in the best position to heal itself. We have seen countless patients who were told, "the only thing we can do for you is surgery," and after their time with us, most of them elect to not get surgery. They can now do things the way they want with the people they love, and that's what we are all about.
The longer you let this go on, the more difficult things get. Please, call us for a consultation today, and let's see what we can do for you.