The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. This joint can support two to five times a person’s body weight, and as a result, makes it susceptible to wear and tear over time. Chronic knee pain affects 25% of adults and can have a detrimental effect on an individual’s daily function and quality of life.
The knee has a collection of sensory nerves, called genicular nerves, that transmit pain signals from the knee to the brain. A genicular nerve block temporarily blocks the nerve signals in the knee. If two blocks are successful in alleviating a large percentage of your pain, a radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves may be performed. Radiofrequency ablation uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain, which has the potential to provide a long-lasting relief.
INDICATIONS FOR GENICULAR NERVE BLOCKS:
- Chronic knee pain
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Postoperative knee pain
- Patients who are non-surgical candidates for the knee
Our goal here at Remedy Pain Solutions is to help you experience pain relief and to improve your overall function. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic knee pain, contact us for a consultation with one of our providers at Remedy Pain Solutions.