Here’s How Regenerative Cell Therapy Works for Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is something that every runner dreads and should be aware of. It’s a pain that is dull and aching. The pain is worse when you climb stairs or sit at your desk for a long time. Among varied knee conditions, this injury is very common and usually, and it’ll heal on its own.

Causes

It occurs when heavy stress is put on his knee by a runner. But what causes this among some runners while others are able to go through an entire regimen without any knee pain? Runners born with flat feet are more susceptible to this condition. Even those whose kneecaps may go out of alignment can be more prone to this condition. Injury can occur due to tightness, imbalance, and weakness in the thigh muscles.

Other causes include:

  • Improper lining up of the bones
  • Chondromalacia patella where the cartilage beneath the knee cap breaks down
  • Unbalanced thigh muscles that appears weak
  • Feet problems such as flat feet or foot rolls inward while stepping
  • Direct trauma to your knee

Signs and symptoms

There are ways to make out whether you have this condition. Generally, runners experience many kinds of knee injuries. You must be able to tell whether it is an IT band injury, a stress fracture, or a runner’s knee.

It has some distinguishing symptoms like pain under or around the front of the kneecap, pain while walking up or down the stairs, and pain while walking, running, kneeling, getting up from a chair, or squatting.

You may experience swelling, popping, or grinding sensation in your knee.

Test and diagnosis

It is possible to diagnose this condition in many ways. On suspecting that you are suffering from this ailment, make an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of the injury and ways to get relief from the symptoms. It’s likely that your doctor will make you perform various exercises to find out if you are really suffering from this problem. You may even be told to get an X-ray or MRI done if your doctor is not fully convinced of your ailment.

Treatment for Runner’s knee condition

There are many ways to treat this ailment. Most of the time, it gets cured on its own. With the formula of ‘RICE’, that is rest, icing, compression, and elevation you’ll be able to resume running very shortly. To get rid of the pain your doctor may suggest NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. To strengthen the thigh muscles and to prevent future injuries the doctor may also prescribe an exercise routine. You rarely require surgery for this problem. Seeing the severity of the injury your physician will recommend the best treatment for you.

For those training for an upcoming race, it is an awkward injury. With proper diagnoses and treatment, it won’t keep you out of action for long. You can reduce the risk of developing this ailment by stretching, exercising, running by using updated running gear, and slowly increasing your mileage. However, all these modalities will work only for a very limited duration.

How regenerative cell therapy helps!

Our Stem Cell Clinic can permanently fix this issue without any complications. We offer regenerative cell therapy including prolotherapy, PRP (Platelets-rich plasma) therapy, and cellular therapy. You can avail of them either as a standalone service. Or else, accelerate the healing process by combining regenerative cell therapy with other treatments like nutritional therapy and physical therapy.

The regenerative treatment can naturally activate your healing mechanism. It can repair the damaged cells and restore them with healthy cells. This treatment involves only your own cells. So, there is no risk of allergy or rejection.

During the consultation, we’ll discuss your l history to understand your symptoms, examine the cause of pain, make arrangements for diagnostic evaluation, and discuss varied treatment options as well as their potential advantages and risks. We’ll proceed with regenerative cell therapy only If you are found eligible to undergo this treatment.