In many cases, the pain is caused by arthritis that occurs when the cartilage inside the joint space has worn down over time. This causes your bones in your hip, shoulder, or knees to rub against each other, resulting in pain and inflammation.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the United States, as well as one of the leading causes of disability. You are not alone if you are affected! In the United States, OA affects about 30 million people, or nearly one out of every ten persons. Osteoarthritis in the knee, in particular, can cause pain, discomfort, and limit movement for even the most basic tasks. While not everyone with osteoarthritis has pain, each symptom should be given careful consideration.
We are enthusiastic about assisting folks who are suffering from joint discomfort here at Elite Healthcare Center in Rockville, MD. We provide an innovative, non-surgical treatment for all types of joint pain that does not require surgery, steroids, extensive recovery times, or prescription medicines. At our practice, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people avoid the hazards of replacement surgery by assisting them in overcoming discomfort and resuming a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Joint discomfort and inflammation might cause you to slow down your entire life. Perhaps you’ve had to alter your habits or quit doing the activities you enjoy. We can help if you’re having pain or discomfort while standing, walking, climbing stairs, sitting, stiffness after periods of rest, weakness, instability, or inflammation. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your appointment and get out of paint!
Do more than just masking your symptoms with steroids or pain medications! We address the cause by adding layers of natural cushioning into your joint space to prevent your bones from rubbing together. The process is known as viscosupplementation.
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With better patient outcomes than many joint replacement surgeries, the viscosupplementation treatment program can help you avoid a painful and expensive surgery.
Unlike a joint replacement surgery, there is virtually no downtime with viscosupplementation. Many patients return to work immediately after their treatments!
Every treatment program begins with a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with one of our doctors. During this step, an Elite Healthcare Center doctor will explain our innovative treatment protocol.
You will receive one painless injection per week over a period of 1-2 weeks. During these visits, we will treat the painful swelling in your joint . This relief is fast-acting but temporary.
Once the swelling has subsided, we will add “cushioning” and “lubrication” back into your joint. We will inject one layer of cushioning each week for a period of up to 5 weeks. This provides lasting relief.
Viscosupplementation is an amazing alternative to painful and costly joint replacement surgery! Our experienced medical staff has many years of experience providing patients with pain relief.
Our office is equipped with advanced tools such as guided imaging, uploading braces, and physical therapy. When combined with the best medication for you (see below), your doctor has the resources to tailor a comprehensive approach to produce the best results.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no “one size fits all” medication. While we often prefer Supartz, Orthovisc, or Hyalgen for their all-natural ingredients, your doctor will customize a protocol based on each treatment’s strengths and your unique medical history.
The risk of side effects is low. The treatment is injected directly into the joint space and is not systemically absorbed. The most common side effects are redness or tenderness at the injection site.
Learn more about your innovative treatment options through a conversation with an experienced, board-certified doctor. It’s time to experience relief from your joint pain.