You put a lot of pressure on your knees every day. Over time, your knee joint begins to wear down, causing pain and limiting your mobility. At The Painless Center, with offices in Carlstadt and Tenafly, New Jersey, Jason Chiu, MD, strives to provide the latest pain management technologies to ease pain and increase your ability to function. Dr. Chiu offers the minimally invasive Coolief* technology to alleviate chronic knee pain for the long-term. Find out more about the benefits of Coolief* today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
Coolief* is a minimally invasive treatment that uses cooled radiofrequency energy to target nerves that send pain signals to the brain.
Dr. Chiu may recommend this procedure as a safe and effective way to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis in the knee.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that causes degeneration of the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones that make up your knee joint. This type of arthritis commonly develops due to age, overuse, and injury.
By intercepting the pain signals that travel from your knee to your brain, Coolief* can effectively relieve chronic pain in both the short-term and long-term.
Dr. Chiu delivers a small current of radiofrequency energy into the affected nerve through an electrode, or probe, that he inserts into the tissue of the knee joint. The energy heats the nerve tissue to disrupt the pain signals.
The Coolief* technology also circulates water during the procedure to expand the treatment area. This cool water ensures your nerve fibers aren’t overheated and increases the effectiveness of the treatment’s pain-relieving benefits. Once the radiofrequency energy deactivates the nerves, they can no longer send pain signals to the brain.
It may take as long as two weeks to receive the full benefit of Coolief*, but your results can last a year or more.
Dr. Chiu can recommend Coolief* when other treatments, such as medications and physical therapy, haven’t provided you with long-term pain relief.
Coolief* is also a great option if you want an alternative to narcotic pain medicine to address chronic pain. Since many pain-relieving medicines can be addictive, Coolief* ensures you achieve your results without a reliance on medicine.
Other benefits of Coolief* for osteoarthritis in the knee include:
Unlike traditional surgery, Coolief* requires no incisions, so you don’t have to worry about infections or scars.
To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with Coolief*, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu today using the online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you.