Knee Pain Management


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Your Little Rock, Arkansas Knee Pain Specialists

How long have you been dealing with chronic knee pain? Months? Years? Living with chronic knee pain is physically and emotionally exhausting. Until recently, the primary treatments offered for chronic knee pain was cortisone injections or knee replacement. Cortisone provides temporary relief while at the same time accelerating the degeneration of your knee joint. A total knee replacement is costly, painful, and only has a maximum life span of 20 years under the best conditions.

What if you could stop your knee’s degeneration, restore function, and live pain-free without surgery or drugs?

Clearstone Medical Center Knee Pain Treatment

Over a decade ago, Dr. Randall Roth pioneered a conservative knee pain treatment system called SynDAS (Synovial Dynamic Axial Stimulation). SynDAS is a highly effective treatment, with more than 80% of patients reporting significant improvements in knee pain and functionality. It’s a safe, painless,  low-risk procedure, and requires no downtime away from work. Patients report significant pain relief within the first few treatment sessions. 

How do I know if I need to see a doctor about my knee pain?

Your knees experience a lot of mechanical stress every day. Every step you take, whether you’re walking or running, subjects your knees to continuous jars and jolts.  You should have your knee examined as soon as you feel pain to avoid worsening of your condition. Chronic knee pain can lead to more degeneration and disability.  Make your appointment right away if you experience:

  • Stiffness
  • Popping, grinding, or crunching noises
  • Weakness
  • Problems straightening your leg
  • Signs of a fracture
  • Problems putting weight on your knee
  • Swelling or redness

Why Clearstone Medical Center for My Knee Pain?

You will discover that severe knee pain relief is possible, whether you have a new knee injury, suffering from arthritis, or even if you’ve had prior knee surgery. Clearstone Medical Center takes a case by case customized approach based on your knee’s level of degeneration, pain level, and risk factors contributing to your pain and joint degeneration.

Regenerate Your Knee Cartilage

Some regenerative medicine procedures actually have the potential to regenerate cartilage in your knee. The techniques used are extremely safe, with very low risk of complication. Using the guidance of ultrasound, we inject mesenchymal stem cells into the location within your knee that is suffering from degeneration.

The purpose of regenerative medicine is to support your body’s own healing ability.  A single injection of mesenchymal stem cells also contains various substances called cytokines.  These cytokines are a signaling system in the body that help regulate the immune response, regulate inflammation, stimulate cell repair with growth factors, and support new tissue growth with scaffolding components.  It is the combination of these factors that drive the healing process and regenerate tissue. 

Patients report little to no pain with the procedure, and it only takes a few minutes to complete.  For the vast majority of knee pain sufferers, a single injection is all that is needed.  Improvements are generally felt within 6-8 weeks with significant reductions in pain and increased function within 6 months.

Do Cortisone injections work for knee pain?

Intraarticular Cortisone injections are administered to knee pain patients all over the country daily.  This medication is classified as a steroidal anti-inflammatory.  While Cortisone injections reduce inflammation and decrease pain temporarily, there are downsides to their usage.  Some well-known adverse effects of repeated Cortisone injections are the deterioration and breakdown of cartilage, in addition to bone demineralization.  The bone loss essentially weakens the bone. The damaging effects of Cortisone get more pronounced with each successive injection, and the pain relief benefits diminish.

When is Knee Surgery Necessary?

In some instances, knee surgery may be the only option.  Arthroscopic surgery by an orthopedist may be used for small repairs or diagnostic purposes.  This type of surgery can be beneficial for removing damaged cartilage or repairing torn ligaments.

In more severe knee damage situations, a knee replacement may be needed.  Sometimes partial replacements are done if the damage isn’t too extensive. Total knee replacement should only be considered if the bones and cartilage in the knee are worn to the point where they can’t be repaired with a partial replacement. 

At Clearstone Medical Center, we offer a number of non-surgical options that are highly effective alternatives to surgery.  We are one of the only medical centers in central Arkansas that provide regenerative therapy to patients who want to avoid surgery.

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What Our Patients Say

I have been a customer of Clearstone for about a year, the staff is very informative and helpful. My daughter enjoys coming with me because of the complementary treats. I do recommend.
Quita Blackmon
I highly recommend Clearstone Medical Center. I find the staff to be very caring and efficient.
Joyce Colston
Staff was friendly, felt as if they actually cared about my pain, not just for the money. Gave us a lot of time during our consultation. Answered all our questions to the best of his ability. Felt as if he was being very truthful.
Yvonne Grage
The environment is amazing and so is the staff!!
Kennedy Dewalt
Love the experience very nice staff great results.
Ximena Perez
My first visit to Clearstone Medical Center I was very impressed.First right when I entered the office it was extremely clean.That is of course very important.The office personal were very friendly.I couldn't have been more impressed with Dr. Ryan Roth and Lawana Bradley.They spent the time to find out exactly the right path to precede with the correct treatment plan.I highly recommend Clearstone Medical Center! Very Professional from the front office to the Medical Staff! alan edmondson
Alan Edmondson
Dr. Roth and his team are the best. Highly professional. They explain everything they are doing and why they are performing the treatment. They are very courteous and professional. The environment is very clean. I highly recommend ClearStone Medical Center.
Justin Leavell
Great friendly staff and exceptional service
Glen bryant
The Most Amazing Care you can ask for.. wish for...pray for! I have also recently completed the Stem Cell therapy and it has cured my asthma!!!. David and staff are amazing and soooo loving. I will never go anywhere else!
Dr Elizabeth Ruggerio
I’m so thankful for Dr. Ryan and the staff at Clearstone Medical Center. I wouldn’t trust my neck to anyone else. He has helped me get my structural health back in better alignment for sure. Excited about the other services they are now offering!
Very friendly staff and doctors. We were pleased with the service given to us.
Andy Johnson
Dr Ryan and Team are fantastic! Dr Ryan actually sat down with me to learn what my issues were and put me on a plan that cut my daily pain from 5.0-6.5 to a 0.5-1.0!!! I fully recommend this team for any of your chiropractic needs.
Brandon Inscoe
I have had severe back pain,feet & leg pain for years. could not find any medicine, rub on products, over counter nor prescription to get me through a night. i tried everything people would suggest such as vinegar, etc, nothing worked. I saw a ad in the paper, could not get it off my mind, finally I made appointment & one of best things i ever have done. i don't have pain in my knees & lower legs now , feet & back is better. I don.t sleep through the nights as a rule yet but much better . And my daughter and I both love Dr. Ryan, his wife who assists him & his staff.
Eddie Lee Cushing
I take my grandma here and we absolutely love the people. They are a welcoming face during the pandemic. We cant say enough good things about the quality of care she has received. My grandma says that her neuropathy pain has been reduced by 50% and she really loves her visits.
Kimber Murray
I loved going to see Dr Ryan Roth and his staff. The care I received continues to be beneficial. Not only did Dr Ryan take care of my issues, he gave me exercises and tips to implement at home. The staff in the office is exceptional. They are caring, professional, and knowledgeable. It is easy to tell that each member of the team genuinely cares. The environment is so personal and welcoming that you feel like family. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Ryan Roth and his staff. They are phenomenal!!!
Judy Bohannon
Great experience awesome staff!!!
Ross Douglas
Dr. Ryan Roth is interested in the big picture of your body's health. He has been very helpful in keeping me working in the profession I love. They are smart, diligent, and caring.
Matt Mckee
I have had knee problems for last several years. I had stem cell injections 6 months ago and I rarely have any pain in my knees. Staff is very friendly and professional. I would recommend to anyone.
Greg Simpson
I have had issues off and on with my knees since high school. At times it was tolerable, other times not so much. About three months ago I sprained the mcl in my left knee while already dealing pain in my right knee. Dr. Roth discovered I had a baker cyst (which I had never heard of) in my right knee while treating the sprain in my left, after 12 sessions my knees felt better than they had in recent years. I am so thankful for the team at Clearstone. I would highly recommend them.
Mike Smith
Very professional, very knowledgeable and treat you special every time your in for a session. Great facility and great people!
Jane Smith
Got results on my first Decompression visit! Professional and listened to my symptoms!!!
Chris Wayland
This office is staffed with wonderful people. Dr. Roth and all the staff are very friendly and care about my specific treatment as a patient. They are very attentive to my care and informative in the steps that need to be taken in order to help me in my therapy. I have never had any medical professionals take so much time and effort in order to improve my quality of life and work toward a life pain free.
Robyn Mccombs
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