Knee Boost System

If knee pain is preventing you from sleeping, walking, going up and down stairs, and it’s affecting your ability to do the activities you need and want to do, it’s time to consider regenerative therapies.

At Precision Regenerative Medicine, Tammy Penhollow, DO, specializes in systems based therapies that reduce knee pain and inflammation by harnessing your body’s own healing cells and combined with nutrition, movement, and an individualized rehabilitation program.

With options such as platelet-rich (PRP) injections, bone-marrow or adipose derived stem cell therapy, and prolotherapy, you can reduce pain and inflammation to return to action without surgery and without medications.

Knee Pain Q&A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain often occurs following an acute sports injury. You may take a direct hit to the knee or damage tissues during fast movements such as pivoting, sidestepping, and changing directions.

Overuse injuries are another common cause of knee pain. These injuries develop gradually as repeated movements inflame then tear the soft tissues in and around the knee joint. If the tissues don’t have time to heal, the damage gets progressively worse.

A few examples of painful knee problems include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • ACL and MCL injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Muscle bruising or tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Fracture or dislocation
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s or Jumper’s Knee)

As you age, knee pain is more likely to occur due to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, and that includes degenerative tears of the ligaments and cartilage.

What is the Knee Boost System to Energize and Mobilize?

Dr. Penhollow developed a comprehensive system to address the knee to improve your mobility and function by optimizing your body’s healing properties. You start to heal from the inside out with nutrition, then we harness your body’s cells to reduce pain and inflammation in the immediate term, then stabilize and rehabilitate your joint by strengthening the muscles around it with EmSculpt® for reinjury prevention in the long term. We work together to get you back to those activities you’re missing out on.

Proper body mechanics and posture are very important components of rehabilitating knee pain and reducing future flares or progression of degenerative states. During our partnership with you, we collaborate with other professionals to give you individualized 1:1 treatment specific to your sport and goals.

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How do PRP injections address knee pain?

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment consists of concentrated platelets that include dozens of growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators in plasma. Growth factors naturally stimulate healing activities, including reducing inflammation and recruiting the body’s circulating stem cells to the area. Healing in your damaged knee speeds up thanks to the influx of your own concentrated platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory mediators.

Dr. Penhollow obtains PRP by drawing a sample of your blood and processing in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets and growth factors. Then she uses real-time imaging to precisely deliver the PRP into your knee joint and the soft tissues.

How does adult stem cell therapy reduce knee pain?

Dr. Penhollow offers either bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) cell therapy or adipose (fat) cell therapy (MFAT). She harvests your own (autologous) stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from your bone marrow or fat. Then she concentrates the bone marrow or fat in a centrifuge and immediately injects them into your knee joint and surrounding soft tissues.

The high concentration of MSCs and other important proteins and growth factors in the BMAC and MFAT helps your body address the pain and inflammation of acute and chronic knee injuries

How does prolotherapy help knee pain?

During prolotherapy, Dr. Penhollow injects a solution of dextrose and a local anesthetic into the damaged tissues. Dextrose stimulates your body’s natural healing response, which in turn signals the body to deliver your own circulating platelets and growth factors to the area.

If you need help with acute or chronic knee pain, call Precision Regenerative Medicine or request an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine For Treating Knee Pain