Regenerative Orthopedics, Aesthetics, Wellness Center & Weight Loss services offered in San Diego, CA

Knee services offered in San Diego, CA

Knee stiffness and pain are among the most common reasons people visit orthopedic specialists today. At Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center, experienced regenerative orthopedics specialist Ronald Cohen, MD, and the team offer an innovative nonsurgical treatment for knee pain called Regenexx. These injection-based procedures can jump-start healing using your own biological substances. To learn more, call the San Diego, California, office or click the online booking feature today.

Knee Q&A

Why are my knees stiff and painful?

Stiff and painful knees can make it almost impossible to maintain an active lifestyle. Injuries and wear-and-tear are common causes of knee pain, resulting in conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears
  • Knee instability
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Pes anserine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Biceps tendon inflammation and tears
  • Hamstring tendon inflammation and tears

Whether the problem affects the bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or another part of your knee, there are effective treatments to restore your knees to good health so you can live an active life again.

I have knee problems but don’t want surgery. What are my options?

There are several nonsurgical approaches to managing knee pain without surgery. Many people start with physical therapy, bracing, and injections. Those methods can manage pain and stiffness, but they don’t stimulate healing of the damaged knee joint.

Regenexx procedures tackle knee pain from another angle: They promote healing from within. The two Regenexx procedures use powerful restorative cells from your blood or bone marrow to create a highly concentrated substance that’s injected into your knee using guided imaging. 

These potent injections stimulate rapid healing by repairing damaged areas and growing brand-new tissue where needed. With a Regenexx procedure, you can avoid the many risks and long recovery period associated with surgery.

After your Regenexx procedure, you can return home. Your recovery protocol is customized to your situation and which procedure you had, but most patients can resume light activity after about 5-7 days. 

What results can I expect from Regenexx for the knees?

Regenexx shows excellent results, with patients reporting improvement from about 56% of optimal function before the treatment to 76% afterward. 

Patients who started with an average pain level of 4.3 out of 10 reported their pain dropped on average to 2.3 out of 10, a nearly 50% decrease only a month after treatment. Results continue to improve for months afterward until reaching peak results about 1-2 years post-procedure. 

To learn more about the latest knee pain treatment, call Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center or book your appointment online today.