What Causes Knee Pain?

In many cases, knee pain occurs when there is insufficient circulation to the bone underlying the cartilage. Cartilage serves as a cushion in joints between bones. This allows for the absorption of shock and allows motion of one bone against another. Cartilage has no circulation of its own. It uses the circulation of the underlying bone to provide oxygen and remove waste products. However, if the bone does not have sufficient circulation, the portions of the bone which require more oxygen, such as beneath cartilage begin to die. This creates dead spots in the bone beneath the cartilage, called subchondral cysts. When cold weather approaches and the barometric pressures fall, the subchondral cysts expand against the injured portion of the cartilage and cause pain. Unfortunately, pain causes a further decrease in circulation to the bone making the knee pain even worse.

The same thing happens in the areas where ligaments attach to the bones of the knee. In these areas there is an increased need for oxygen and the bone dies creating subchondral cysts. Since the ligaments are now attaching to areas of weakened bone, they can tear away from the underlying bone.

As the cartilage begins to die the joint space narrows and the joint becomes painful and stiff as there is increasing bone to bone contact. This pain further decreases the circulation throughout the body but worst in the area of pain.

The nerve chemical [Calcitonin gene-related Peptide (CGRP)] which controls circulation to the bone is the same chemical which controls circulation to the fingers and toes. This is why many patients with knee pain also have decreased circulation causing cold toes and many times cold fingers.

The knee pain is even worse when there is a second nerve chemical which is also insufficient [Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP)]. In this case, inflammation caused by the degeneration of the bones is even worse due to a lack of VIP. The pain caused by the inflammation decreases the circulation and makes the problem worse. In many patients, the lack of VIP also causes airborne and food allergies, as well as, digestive problems. Not only does knee pain interfere with quality sleep but, since VIP is also necessary to create melatonin, many of these patients also had insomnia prior to the injury.

Pain causes further decrease in circulation because it destroys CGRP. CGRP not only increases circulation to the bones but also increases circulation to the nerves that created VIP. Therefore, if CGRP is decreased, then VIP is also decreased.

Another common source of pain associated with knee pain is osteoporosis, which is a progressive decrease in bone density and, therefore, bone strength. A lack of sufficient CGRP and VIP can cause osteoporosis. Not only does CGRP increase circulation to the bone but also CGRP and VIP cause increased bone creation while decreasing bone degradation. VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides (including CGRP and VIP) essential for optimal functioning of the body.

Many of the knee “torn ligaments” are actually a result of osteoporosis. The attachment of the ligaments to the bones requires increased oxygen. When insufficient oxygen is available to the bones, the bone beneath the attachment of the ligament becomes weak (subchondral cystic degeneration) and the ligament becomes more likely to detach from the underlying bone. This is a problem with surgical reattachment of the ligaments to the weak bone. This is also a problem when a total knee replacement is dependent upon the bone strength to solidly hold the knee replacement.

One of the most common treatments of knee pain is physical therapy. Physical therapy must not cause pain when performed because it will then diminish the circulation at the cellular level (CGRP).

Many of the other treatments for knee pain can cause the knee pain to actually increase and/or cause other problems. NSAIDs are well known for causing stomach pain and stomach ulcers. Injections cause a response from the Autonomic Nervous System (automatic nervous system). Chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 6 weeks) involves the Autonomic Nervous System . The Autonomic Nervous System can react very severely to injections or surgery with markedly increased pain and even Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This syndrome makes the patients feel as if their knee has been dipped in boiling oil and then set on fire.

 

Common Treatments Tried Before Using VECTTOR

If you have already tried and found physical therapy, NSAIDs and even surgery; to be unsuccessful in relieving your knee pain, you are not alone. Let the VECTTOR Therapy System bring you the pain relief you have been trying so hard to get.

If you are tired of trying methods that don’t work and leave you dealing with arthritis pain, look no further, VECTTOR is the answer.

 

Our Knee Pain Solution That Will Work For You

VECTTOR Therapy System

VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides essential for optimal functioning of the body.

VECTTOR therapy is designed to read feedback from the patient’s body via skin surface temperatures, throughout the treatment process. When indicated by the feedback received during treatment, VECTTOR will prompt the user to log into the system and request new treatment protocols, designed to maximize the effectiveness of the user’s treatments.

What VECTTOR Therapy System Can Do For You?

The nerve chemical which causes a temperature increase in the fingers is monitored by the VECTTOR unit and is the same nerve chemical which increases circulation to the bone. If there are insufficient amounts of this chemical, it causes the changes in the bones of the joints which causes the knee pain.