Knee Pain Specialist

Center for Pain Management and Rehab -  - Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Center for Pain Management and Rehab

Pain & Regenerative Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Peoria, IL

Your knees bear the stress of repetitive movement, the force of feet hitting the ground, and the pressure of your body weight. Is it any wonder 25% of adults struggle with knee pain that severely limits their ability to move and function? At the Center for Pain Management and Rehab in Peoria, Illinois, Yibing Li, MD, provides multidisciplinary treatments for knee pain. Dr. Li’s treatment is guided by her forward-thinking research studying the effectiveness of regenerative medicine for knee and joint pain. To learn more about treatments that relieve knee pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The top causes of knee pain include overuse injuries, acute sports injuries, and age-related degenerative changes. Underlying conditions responsible for knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Ligament sprains and ruptures

You can also end up with knee pain when an injury in your back, hip, or feet puts greater strain on your knee. No matter what causes your knee pain, you can recover with regenerative medicine. 

Dr. Li has performed and published studies evaluating the effectiveness of regenerative medicine for relieving knee pain. Her results show that regenerative therapies significantly reduce knee pain and improve knee function. 

What symptoms accompany knee pain?

The conditions that cause your knee pain usually lead to additional symptoms. Many people experience: 

  • Joint swelling
  • Knee stiffness
  • Limited movement
  • Popping or clicking sound
  • A locked knee joint
  • Inability to put weight on your knee

Knee injuries also cause joint instability, a condition that gets worse if you don’t seek treatment. 

How does regenerative medicine treat knee pain?

The Center for Pain Management and Rehab always uses evidence-based treatments for knee pain, but it leads the way with Dr. Li’s expertise in research and her studies on regenerative therapies for joint pain.

Regenerative medicine uses biocellular injections. These injections contain cells and biological substances that actively repair and rebuild damaged tissues in your knee.

For example, growth factors in platelets accelerate healing, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, and build a supportive matrix for new growth. Stem cells self-replicate, creating a new cell that develops into the tissues needed to repair your knee. 

Your regenerative treatment may include:

  • Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Amniotic stem cell therapy
  • Fluid Flow™ amniotic fluid allograft
  • Wharton’s jelly biocellular allograft
  • Adult stem cell therapy
  • Prolotherapy

When your provider injects a regenerative treatment, they use real-time imaging to guide the needle to the damaged tissues. 

What other treatments relieve knee pain?

The Center for Pain Management and Rehab team offers integrative treatment that combines different types of therapies. Physical therapy restores strength, movement, and function. If you want to return to sports, your rehabilitation includes training that’s specific to your sport.

Many people find that acupuncture relieves their knee pain. Others with severe knee pain may need interventional treatments that stop nerves from transmitting pain signals.

If you struggle with knee pain, call the Center for Pain Management and Rehab or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

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