Monday, May 18, 2015

Mesotherapy for Knee Pain a.k.a. ACL Injuries

Extreme pain in the knee area and an inability to support one’s weight on the affected leg are symptoms of an injured anterior cruciate ligament or what doctors call ACL for short.  The back of the knee and the sides of the kneecap may also be very sore when this ligament is injured. Mesotherapy can help with this issue as it can with all types of muscle and ligament swelling and pain.

In extreme cases the kneecap may actually appear to be dislocated just simply because the knee is so swollen with fluid.  This is where mesotherapy can come into picture, helping your patient to be triggered into a state of healing. 
Injections of non-steroidal, non-cortisone, FDA approved anti-inflammatory medications can be used to treat the pain through the use of an intramuscular injection.  The objective of the use of mesotherapy is to reduce healing times so the person can resume walking, running or training again.

Care and Treatment

Injury of the ligament means that it must be wrapped and stabilized. Bed rest is encouraged and walking is discouraged for a couple of days to two weeks depending on the severity of the injury. You may need to use a cane to walk.  You will not be able to play in sports for several weeks or more.
Over the counter pain relievers such as Tylenol and Advil may be used to handle the pain. A doctor may also prescribe anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling. Sometimes if fluid builds up in the synovial joint due to inflammation it may be aspirated with a needle.
Mesotherapy has three goals when it comes to the relief of knee disorders and most knee conditions are treated within two to three sessions of therapy.  Usually pain relief, muscle relaxation and a decrease in inflammatory response is achieved so that the patient can avoid having to resort to having a steroid injection.  
The mesotherapist can administer injections that can stimulate the repair of the mesoderm including the skin, connective tissues and adipose tissue.  They are administered just under the skin. 
Engaging in proper training and conditioning before becoming involved as a player in contact sports is the best way to avoid painful knee injuries.  Performing stretching exercises and keeping well hydrated before playing sports can also help avoid an ACL knee injury.


Unless an injured ACL is accurately diagnosed and treated, the cushioning cartilage in the knee could be seriously damaged. Without this cushion, the thighbone and the shinbone would rub against each other, leading to further damage.
However for the most part, damage to the ACL ligaments it can be successfully treated with a closely followed regimen of non-operative self-care.
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