Millions of Americans suffer from chronic knee pain, yet many want to avoid surgery or prescription medications to relieve their pain. At First Health Associates, we specialize in non-surgical, non-invasive knee pain treatment.
See A Knee Doctor For Chronic Knee Pain
Knee doctor Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R, directs the Physical Medicine and Rehab department at First Health. Our integrative team of specialists will assess your knees and direct you in knee replacement alternatives. You’ll find that our approach to knee pain relief is a little different than the others.
The first priority is to provide relief from your pain. Dr. Gruss will review your medical history. He will determine if oral pharmaceuticals or cortisone knee injections are the best option for short-term relief. For patients who have tried over-the-counter pain medications without success, Dr. Gruss might recommend synvisc knee injections. These safe and effective knee injections supplement the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint. Synvisc knee injections are a painless process where a gel-like mixture of hyaluronan is inserted into your knee joint. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body that acts like a shock absorber for the joints. The good news is that most people start feeling knee pain relief soon after their knee injection and report little to no side effects.
Effective Knee Replacement Alternatives
Once your pain is eliminated or reduced, the next step is to determine its cause. Dr. Gruss will assess your condition and identify the underlying cause of your pain. He will then initiate a knee pain treatment plan that will slow or halt further progression. This is where First Health’s integrative, non-surgical knee pain treatment makes all the difference. We offer a variety of knee replacement alternatives that have proven effective in knee pain relief. These include chiropractic, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Gruss will work closely with you to find a lasting solution to your knee pain.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including migraine treatment and general headache relief in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.
Physician and Knee Doctor Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R is a board certified physiatrist trained in neurologic and orthopedic medicine. He has more than 11 years of experience treating people seeking knee pain relief.
From your initial consultation and diagnosis to your individualized treatment plan, you will find the healthcare team at First Health to be compassionate and focused on getting you better.