Your knees are the largest joints in your body and are comprised of a complex system of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones that join your upper leg to your lower leg. To understand the function of the knee, a good understanding of its anatomy will help:
Bones: Three bones come together at your knee: Your thighbone, your shinbone, and your kneecap.
Ligaments: Ligaments work in your body to connect bones to one another, and each of your knees has four main ligaments that perform this duty.
Tendons: Tendons connect the surrounding muscles to the bones in your knee.
Cartilage: Cartilage plays a critical role in the function of your knee. The meniscus cartilage — two wedge-shaped pieces in each knee — act as shock absorbers between your thighbone and shinbone. Articular cartilage enables the bones in your knee to glide across each other, which allows you to move freely.
Because your knees are complicated joints, there is a lot that can go wrong with them. The most common causes of knee pain are:
To treat knee pain, many patients use the power of an amniotic allograft, which is made up of protein, growth hormones, stem cells, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients work together to help the body to heal itself.
Increasingly, the medical community is turning to stem cell therapy to treat problems in the knee, providing you with a far better option to invasive knee replacement surgery.
Stem cells are fascinating because of their ability to divide and become other cells. Doctors around the world are realizing their potential applications in numerous areas where a rapid healing response is necessary.
One area that has seen significant success is in the knee joint.
To treat knee pain, the health care providers at Medical Wellness Group obtain amniotic stem cells. The stem cells respond to the injured area by becoming specific cells that aid in quickly regenerating damaged tissue.
Combined with individualized physical therapy and chiropractic care, the team at Medical Wellness Group will have you up and about in no time. To find out more, call or go online to book an appointment.
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