With use and over the years, this cushion of cartilage wears thinner, like the brake pads on your car. Bones get closer together and eventually might grind on each other, flaring inflammation and causing bursitis, along with its pain-sparking fluid.
This wearing down of cartilage is natural; it happens to all of us. The thinning of cartilage just happens faster if you have arthritis. Whether your knee cartilage is worn down by use or has been eaten away by arthritis, pain will follow the thinning. As the bones start to rub, standing becomes something you have to plan.
You begin to drop sports, travel and activities that involve bending. Your knees might become so tender that even walking becomes impossible. You start doing less; you don’t go out alone because you’re worried you might fall, and weight gain from inactivity brings its own health problems.
The good news is that your pain can be taken away even faster than it arrived. Thousands of people now have knees that feel like they did 20 or 30 years ago, and yes without going under the knife. How? Simply by plumping the pillow in your knees. After all, your pain is only happening because your bones are rubbing, causing inflammation and a buildup of poisonous fluid in your knees. So when the bones don’t rub because they’re cushioned like nature intended, the effect is like a miracle.
Because we have the best medical technology in the world, it’s no surprise that we know exactly how to plump that pillow. Even better, we know how to put a fresh pillow in your knees with the same natural material your body has been producing for years.Get started
That’s pretty much exactly what we do at the Joint Relief Institute—we replace the worn cartilage in your knee joint with a fresh, plump pillow made from the same natural substance. (To get technical for a moment, the substance your cartilage is made from is hyaluronic acid, and your body has been making it since you were born.)
Many people would think such an effective treatment must involve surgery. How else could we slide a fresh pillow into your knee? The answer is that we use a tiny needle to inject your knee with a miracle gel that will form into a fat cushion.
Maybe you know someone who has had a gel injection in the knees and it “didn’t work.” This is important, because your friend might needlessly be enduring knee pain, and you should tell them straightaway. Your friend might even have gone on to have unnecessary and risky knee replacement surgery.
Unfortunately, we hear this story all the time. That’s why it’s so important you understand why your friend’s knee injections “didn’t work” and how easily that could have been avoided.
Here’s what happens when knee injections “don’t work”:
The biggest problem is that most doctors don’t have the right technology to guarantee correct placement. In fact, studies have shown that up to seven out of every ten injections “don’t work” because the gel never had a chance. The gel lands in the tissues around the joint, so the gel never reaches the cartilage to coat the raw areas. The injection “doesn’t work” like the brakes on your car wouldn’t work if you dumped the new brake pads in the trunk or the glove box.
At the Joint Relief Institute, we place the gel pillow correctly 100% of the time. How can we be so sure? Because we’ve invested in live digital imaging equipment for every treatment room. Using this incredible live video, your doctor can see through your knee. The live image means the gel is always placed exactly where it needs to be. You’ll be able to see this for yourself, watching in wonder as your new gel pillow floats to the exact spot where it will cushion your bones according to nature’s design.Get started
If you add up the time it would take you to drive to our Northbrook, Oak Brook or Orland Park clinic, talk through the procedure with a friendly physician assistant and have a quick injection, you could be as little as 60 minutes away from total knee pain relief right now.
If you want to put that to the test, book a free screening now.
We follow a rigorous protocol designed by our doctors to ensure that our clinic is COVID-safe. Every surface is disinfected, and you will have contact only with your doctor or physician assistant during your visit.
Our treatment packs three waves of pain relief. The first two waves of relief are instant; even patients who limp into the clinic are amazed to find themselves dancing out.
First, we drain your knee of bursitis, which is the cause of the harmful fluid filled with pain-causing chemicals. Once the fluid is gone, so is the pain it causes.
Second, your gel injection packs a robust anti-inflammatory agent that attacks the painful swelling caused by the bones rubbing together.
The third wave of relief takes hold over the first week. This wave is the miracle gel forming into a pillow. This new pillow will cushion your bones for months or years of pain-free standing, walking and sports.
You’ll have one treatment every week for five weeks. Afterwards, you won’t even remember the days you had trouble walking or getting up. Whether you get years of relief or months, the treatment is safe and natural. That means you can come back any time with no side effects, so you never need to worry about knee pain again.
We follow a rigorous protocol designed by our doctors to ensure our clinic is COVID safe. Every surface is disinfected multiple times daily, and you will only have contact with your doctor or physician assistant during your visit.