Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Fifteen million people seek treatment for knee pain every year. It is thought that more than 100 million people suffer from chronic knee pain. In other words, 1/3 of all Americans currently have a knee pain complaint. The older you are the more likely you are to develop knee pain.
Causes of Knee Pain
Younger adults suffer from ligament and tendon damage. This creates instability and misalignment within the knee. There is usually more pressure on the inner knee cartilage.
The combination of knee instability and misalignment leads to excessive friction on the inner knee causing an inflammation response. Chronic inflammation leads to cartilage destructions more commonly known as osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee pain in people 50 years or older.
What are the Treatment Options?
It is very important to understand that each foot, and every patient, will have a unique set of circumstances. It is important that you seek guidance from a foot specialist. Only they can determine which options would make sense for your situation.
Non-surgical Treatment Options
Nonsurgical treatments, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and intra-articular corticosteroid injections, could provide pain relief, but do not affect structural disease progression.
- There are more than 1.5 million procedures a year
- Costs up to $20K or more
- No longer shown to be an effective form of treatment
- Results up to 2years failed to show benefits in pain or function, and excluded any but very small benefits
- Over the long term, patients who undergo knee arthroscopy versus those who receive conservative management strategies do not have important benefits in pain or function.
Knee Rebalancing Surgery
- Many surgeons will advocate cutting the lower leg bone (tibia) to decrease the forces on the inner knee.
- The long term results show less than favorable results after a “big” surgery.
- Risk for a variety of complications, such as infection, periprosthetic fracture, symptomatic implant loosening, and implant wear leading to mechanical failure
There has to be a better way!
There are amazing foot specialists out there waiting to help you.
Foot orthosis-arch supports
Arch supports cannot realign and stabilize the ankle bone. There are no scientific or radiographic studies that show the ankle bone realignment with an arch support.
Internal Surgical Procedures
These procedures are associated with a long recovery, many potential risks and complications. Most patients will have to be brought back to the operation room to remove painful pins or screws.
What Factor is Rarely Considered in the Treatment of Knee Pain?
MISALIGNED feet is the leading cause of knee pain!
A misaligned and displaced ankle bone leads to excessive strain on the mid-and forefoot.
How can the ankle bone be realigned and stabilized?
This has to be first question to be asked and answered.
The good news – there is another treatment option.
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HyProCure offers a real solution to fixing the underlying cause of knee pain. Instantly, after the insertion of HyProCure, a reduction of force and a realignment of the knee can occur. It is the only form of treatment that has been scientifically proven to reduce the forces acting on the inner knee, the most common location of knee disease. It makes perfect sense as a treatment for knee pain at the root-cause.