Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common disability in the United States; some 10 million people suffer with this disease.
Also known as degenerative joint disease, Osteoarthritis is caused by a deterioration of articular cartilage in the knee joint. Articular cartilage acts as a “cushion” between the knee bones. When it breaks down, the knee functions bone-on-bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. While the exact cause of knee osteoarthritis is not known, here are possible causes:
- Previous knee injury
- Repetitive strain on the knee
- Genetic predisposition
- Bone-related problems
Viscosupplementation involves injecting a thick fluid into the knee, which bonds with natural joint fluid. This creates that all-important cushion between the bones of the knee, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation and allowing you to return to normal activities.
There are other benefits. The procedure is done in our office, not the hospital. Pain from the procedure is minimal if any. There is no recovery time requiring assistive devices like walkers or canes. The risk of infection is very low.
Doctors Care patients enjoy a greater than 85% success rate with our no-surgery approach to knee osteoarthritis!
As a follow-up, our program also helps accelerate your return to full, pain-free mobility through physical therapy. The licensed physical therapists of Progressive Physical Therapy can tailor a Theraciser™ rehabilitation program just for you as part of the total treatment and rehabilitation program. Theraciser™ is different from traditional physical therapy. Traditional physical therapy has the patient moving their legs in a nice, slow motion. Theraciser™ is a unique form of pain-free physical therapy that combines slow and high speed movement with resistance bands. Patients who do physical therapy have a much better recovery rate than those who don’t: 86% versus 70%.
While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, the combination of treatments at Doctors Care has brought relief to hundreds of people searching for an effective, less invasive and less painful alternative to knee replacement surgery.
Available at select offices only. Call Toll Free (855) 344-KNEE or (855) 344-5633 to schedule your rehabilitation consultation.
Charleston West 3424 Shelby Ray Court Charleston SC 29414 Phone: (843) 402-6834 Fax: (843) 573-9963
Dorchester Road 10160 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485 Phone: (843) 871-7900 Fax: (843) 871-8731
James Island 743 Folly Road Charleston SC 29412 Phone: (843) 762-2360 Fax: (843) 762-2340
Moncks Corner 459 Highway 52 North Moncks Corner SC 29461 Phone: (843) 899-3870 Fax: (843) 899-3877
Mount Pleasant 631 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant SC 29464 Phone: (843) 881-0815 Fax: (843) 881-0743
Northwoods 8091 Rivers Avenue North Charleston SC 29406 Phone: (843) 572-7000 Fax: (843) 572-4070
Summerville 410 North Main Street Summerville SC 29483 Phone: (843) 871-3277 Fax: (843) 871-3360
West Ashley 1851 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston SC 29407 Phone: (843) 556-5585 Fax: (843) 556-5587
Ivy Hall 3074 Highway 17 North Mt. Pleasant SC 29466 Phone: (843) 884-6424 Fax: (843) 884-6994