Knee Injection Program in Cypress & Houston, TX
Are you suffering from pain, stiffness, swelling, or inflammation in the knee? If you are experiencing discomfort in your knee, please visit our trained doctors in Cypress and Houston, TX, for reliable diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
What Is Osteoarthritis and What Causes It?
Osteoarthritis in the knee occurs due to wearing away of the knee joint, and the problem usually (though not always) occurs after midlife. When the cartilage protecting the knee joint wears thin, the bones begin to rub against one another and cause pain. While osteoarthritis may develop in any joint, it is particularly common in the knee.
At our Crosspointe Medical Clinics, we offer advanced knee injection programs in Houston, TX, that can provide pain relief and prevent the need for full knee replacement surgery.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis in the Knee
Osteoarthritis usually develops slowly and in stages. The following signs could indicate the onset of osteoarthritis:
- You may find it difficult to bend your knee due to stiffness or inflammation.
- The pain may worsen after sitting or walking or when you wake up in the morning.
- Some patients may experience weakness or buckling in the knee.
- The knee joint makes clicking, grinding, or popping noises when you move.
- The pain may intensify during cold or rainy weather.
Our experienced doctors in Houston, TX, use the latest imaging technology and x-rays to check for narrowing of the joint space and changes in the bone structure.
Non-Surgical Treatments at Crosspointe Medical Clinics
As with any condition, we prefer starting with conservative treatments before recommending surgery. Weight loss, regular exercise, and physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles that support the knee joint. Low impact aerobic exercise like swimming, walking, cycling also helps reduce pain. Non-surgical therapy may also include ice packs, ointments, and knee caps,
Knee gel injections can also help provide effective pain relief. The dosage may vary from one to five injections depending on the severity of the osteoarthritis. After conservative treatments, the patient may not need surgical intervention anymore. For more information about knee injection programs near you, please contact our doctors in Cypress, Westchase and W. Bellfort, TX.
We are proudly offering family health care & medical services to across various areas of the following locations of Cross Pointe Medical Clinic: