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Damage to joints from injury or disease can cause significant pain and interfere with movement. There are many different conditions that can cause painful joints. Once our doctors at Alate Pain Center discover the cause, we can develop a treatment plan that will give you relief from your pain and enable you to live a fuller, healthier life.
Conditions We Treat
Tendonitis results from an inflammation of your tendons. The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse from repetitive movements. The type of tendonitis is typically named for the affected body part, such as Achilles tendonitis or patellar tendonitis (Jumper’s knee).
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is caused when the plantar fascia becomes strained and inflamed from inward rolling of your feet, excessive walking, running, or standing, particularly on hard surfaces and other factors such as poor shoes and being overweight.
Bursas are fluid-filled sacs that help cushion the bones, muscles and tendons around your joints around the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. Frequent repetitive motions or positions can cause these bursas to become irritated and inflamed, which can cause significant pain.
Degenerative Joint Disease
As we age, our cartilage becomes damaged or wears away, resulting in from inflammation. In the end stages of degenerative joint disease, bones rub against each other, also causing significant pain and limiting the motion of your joints.
Corticosteroids are medications used to reduce inflammation in the body. Oral steroids can serve to temporarily decrease inflammation, but may not be strong enough to halt the vicious cycle of pain. Direct administration of steroids into the joint at the site of inflammation can help put the brakes on the inflammation, allowing you to rehabilitate the joint. Therefore, getting the inflammation under control is the key to recovery.
AmnioFix is an FDA-approved transplant material that is used to aid in joint regeneration. The AmnioFix material is injected directly into the joint or tendon. AmnioFix comes from the nutrient-rich chorionic layer of the placenta. It contains more than 400 different growth factors, which accelerates the rate of repair in the joint.
AmnioFix also attracts your own stem cells to the area of injury, which aids in joint regeneration. The US Department of Defense and major sports programs use AmnioFix to help speed the repair of injuries.
Because of its regenerating properties, AmnioFix provides longer lasting results than steroid injections. Maximum results are typically seen by 3-6 months after injection. Patients who have failed prior steroid injections have had significant decrease in pain with AmnioFix.