Bone on Bone Knee Pain: Non-Surgical Solutions
Patients who suffer from bone on bone pain tend to feel aching, stiffness, soreness, or pain in the knee which prevents them from moving or bending the knee comfortably. After an extended period of time living with this pain, patients will seek out any kind of solution that will help get their lives back on track.
Traditionally, knee replacement surgeries were the most common solution to serious bone on bone knee pain. But such surgeries brought with them other complications, including the frustrating return of pain. Rather than undergoing dangerous and invasive surgeries with long recovery times and copious amounts of prescription pain pills, patients have started choosing stem cell therapy as a non-surgical solution to stop their knee pain once and for all.
What is Bone on Bone Knee Pain?
Your knee contains a c-shaped pad of cartilage called the meniscus which cushions your femur (thigh bone) and your tibia (shin bone). Any wear or tear damage on that area makes that cushion degenerate and become less effective. For many patients with bone on bone knee pain, the cause is from overuse or overworked muscles that become shortened and imbalanced over time. This results in the compression of the thigh bone and shin bone which will eventually wear down the meniscus. The overly compressed knee joint will cause chronic pain and also prevent patients from moving their knees in a normal range of motion (bending and extending).