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After an injury or trauma to the knee there is a cascade of physiological responses that eventually lead to the signs and symptoms we associate with knee osteoarthritis.

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How Does Conventional Medicine Treat

The main goal of conventional treatments for osteoarthritis is to decrease pain and improve the activities of daily living. The initial treatment may be over-the-counter medications or a prescription medication for pain and discomfort. Next, the knee may require draining due to the swelling and inflammation present followed by a steroid injection to inhibit a cytokine cascade of inflammatory markers causing further pain and swelling. Lastly, the patient is referred to a physical therapy  exercise program to help strengthen the musculature surrounding the knee causing further stiffness and a sense of fullness in the joint.  All this eventually leads to mediocre outcomes and a knee replacement become the patient's last option.
Our philosophy is that the osteoarthritic knee should be given treatments that help with bringing down the inflammation and the swelling in the knee. Our knee decompression therapy flushes out all the "old "stagnant fluid and stops the body from further signaling another immune response. The knee begins to "pump" in new fresh nutrient rich fluid that both the cartilage and bone need to maintain their structural integrity. Another benefit of knee decompression is the slow breaking up of local adhesions.  These simple steps often bring down the swelling, stiffness, and pain that are associated with an arthritic knee.

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