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Dr. John Rush and staff from Arthritis Knee Pain Centers

Knee Osteoarthritis Symptom Checker

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

YES, I am in pain and seeking a non-surgical solution.

Your Advanced Knee Pain Relief Without Surgery

50,000+ Patients Have Experienced Arthritis Knee Pain Treatment and Relief

Our specially trained physicians have used advanced digital imaging and FDA-approved viscosupplementation gel injections to treat thousands of people suffering from osteoarthritis knee pain successfully. Our services help to:

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Increase Mobility

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Reduce Pain

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Delay Surgery

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Decrease Pain Medications

Advanced Knee Pain Relief Treatment

No surgery. No opioids. No downtime.

You don't have to live with the debilitating pain of osteoarthritis. See if you qualify for our treatment. You may find relief from your pain without costly, risky surgery. We have many medical practices across the country, and each offers a variety of treatment modalities that may help you to rid yourself of chronic pain and get back to living a pain free, happier life.

More Mobility, More Independence

Get back to your life with less pain.

Get back to your life with less pain. Don't let pain hold you back from the activities you love. You may qualify for our non-opioid, non-surgical pain relief treatment protocol. Most insurances and Medicaid cover the cost of our treatment as well, so call today for a no-charge knee screening.

“I thought I was gonna have to trade my clubs in for a cane. AKPC got me back in the game, baby!”

Lee Trevino, World Hall of Fame Golf Member
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Decrease Pain Medications

We offer alternative pain management techniques.

Our goal is to help patients manage chronic pain in a way that maximizes their quality of life and minimizes the risk of medication dependence. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 75 percent of drug related deaths in recent years involved opioids. Our treatment relieves knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and helps to restore mobility without the risks of opioids, surgery, or long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Visually Guided Viscosupplementation Gel Injections

The growing network of Arthritis Knee Pain Centers around the country treats thousands of patients every year. We help people find knee pain relief through our various treatments.

Our most popular treatment is an FDA-approved viscosupplement gel that is injected directly into the knee joint, replacing the depleted cartilage and providing much-needed “cushioning and shock absorption.”

By using advanced digital imaging to precisely guide our injections, we remove the guesswork that many of today’s practitioners rely on for your care.

Our knee pain treatment is a scientifically proven alternative to painful, expensive surgery for many people. If you qualify, our therapy may alleviate your knee pain.

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Genicular Artery Embolization

Arthritis Knee Pain Centers is always looking to provide the most relief possible to our patients. As a result, we have partnered with the medical professionals at Embolix to provide a secondary treatment that pairs nicely with our FDA-approved viscosupplementation gel injections, called Genicular Artery Embolization, or GAE. 

GAE is a minimally invasive procedure that helps patients who suffer from residual pain caused by osteoarthritis in the knee and inflammation. We are able to successfully target and block the nerves that send pain signals to the brain. It is a same-day procedure that we offer in many of our practices throughout the country. 

GAE is a fantastic way to help people who haven’t found complete knee pain relief through other treatments.

Knee Braces for Arthritis

One of the things we’re able to do as part of our treatment program is prescribe and order unloader knee braces. As part of our treatment program, we always want to make sure that we’re cushioning and lubricating the inside of the joint, but we also want to take as much pressure off of that joint as possible. That’s where the offloader knee brace comes in.

We can often use a pre-fabricated brace, which is available in our medical practices across the country; however, in certain situations, we may need to take specific measurements for other patients to make a brace with that perfect custom fit. You can see a short video on how our knee brace works here

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Advanced Orthopedic Back Brace

Arthritis Knee Pain Centers often has patients that suffer from acute back pain as well as osteoarthritis in their knees. That is precisely why AKPC offers an advanced orthopedic back brace to help people find relief from back pain. 

Our back braces are engineered with a slim profile, are light and comfortable, and can discretely be worn under or over clothing. These braces provide comfortable stabilization and decompression of the spine. When used as directed, these braces can reduce back pain, promote proper posture, and limit painful movements. 

Ask us if our back brace is right for you. 

Our Medical Practice Locations

The Arthritis Knee Pain Centers® medical group continues to grow with practices across the country.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the therapy safe?

Viscosupplementation was approved by the FDA in 1996, and our physicians are committed to the highest safety standards in its administration. We also leverage advanced digital imaging to ensure treatment placement accuracy and efficacy. Patient comfort and safety are of the highest importance.

Will it work? How long will it take to work?

Most of our patients experience significant pain relief from our treatment. Many or our patients pain levels are reduced shortly after an injection.

Will my insurance cover this therapy?

The initial screening is 100% free and there is no obligation to start treatment. Our therapy is covered by Medicare and most insurances around the country. Our in-house insurance team can help guide you.

How long in between injections?

The treatment program usually consists of a series of 3-5 injections usually administered about once a week. We follow up with patients 4-6 weeks after the series is completed. If the patient is experiencing any residual pain, other treatment options are available. The treatment can usually be repeated every 6 months to help keep your knees feeling great.

Patient Testimonials


    I have had the (5) knee injections over three, six-month periods of time. I was skeptical when I first began treatments (commercials always promise their audiences much) but the results were simply amazing for me!!! My knees feel like time has rolled back 20 years, as I can exercise (walk) and snowboard with no pain to my knees!!!

    My first consultation (and subsequent consultations) have been with Andrea, a very knowledgeable, professional and personable PA, who takes the client experience at their office to a highly credible level!!! The doctor and office support team are all friendly and easy to work with.

    Robert L.
  • I absolutely love the staff here. The women at the front desk are always nice, makes you feel welcome, comfortable and explain everything to you.

    The nurses and doctor are amazing. We laugh and joke around, which eases my anxiety. I’m terrified of needles.

    Going there is a pleasant experience and as far as the procedure, I have no complaints in that area. I like that when I leave there, my pain level goes from a 9 to 0.

    I would definitely recommend checking them out.

    Tammy J
  • I’ve done all different types of treatments on my knee,all different types of shots,all different types of therapy,since 2005, I started my visits here at the end of 2020,I felt relief after the first injection,I have finished all my injections and have felt the best I have been 15 years,very satisfied with the treatments,and the staff went well beyond my expectations,I would recommend this place to anyone,before I came here I was ready to do a knee replacement

    Paul D
  • My mom has had excruciating pain in her right knee for years. She saw an advertisement for this company, and wanted to give it a try. We easily booked an appointment for the following week. As soon as we walked through the door, we felt welcomed. The staff were very professional and friendly. The doctors walked us through every step of the process to get my mom back on track. We did not have to wait long either! My mom is already ready for her next appointment.

    If you are thinking of visiting this location, I highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed!

    Alicia B.
  • I could barely walk when I arrived four weeks ago. Now I am considering long morning walks! The people are ultra friendly while being professional. They have the schedule figured out so you don’t have to wait forever for your turn. I’ve now had four injections in both knees and I am so thankful that I am close to being pain-free. I cannot recommend this place enough and I tell everybody about it.

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    Deborah D.
  • I can’t say enough about the professionalism and treatment received. It has been an enormous help to my overall knee pain and my ability to get around. I want to commend all who work at the center. They give you the utmost care and consideration. They truly understand how pain if untreated can affect your life. Don’t fall victim to pain, it can be treated!

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Specially Trained Physicians

All AKPC doctors focus their clinical efforts on osteoarthritis. They are uniquely trained to administer viscosupplementation quickly and efficiently with the highest care and compassion for the patient.

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Advanced Technology

AKPC utilizes fluoroscopic equipment to ensure our clinicians diagnose accurately. This cutting-edge digital imaging confirms the precision placement of the viscosupplement directly into the joint.

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Comprehensive Program

The AKPC pain relief program is built around advanced viscosupplementation protocols and also provides supplemental care and counsel as dictated by each patient’s unique needs and circumstances.

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Amazing place for the knee shots! I am petrified of needles and the doctor is so awesome and that I literally don’t even feel when the needle is going into my knee joint! The staff is super friendly and nice! So happy that the treatment seems to be working so far so good! SEGM
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All the staff are "Awesome" so helpful and friendly. And Dr. Copeland is amazing, he explains the whole process and very concerned with your progress. This has been such a great experience. No downtime needed it wasNot painful. I recommend anyone with knee problems go there, you will be glad you did.
Viva Humphrey
Viva Humphrey
Excellent! Teamwork From front office to Doctors office. Very friendly staff, good doctors with experience. I enjoyed my visits even if injections were supposed to be painful. Dr Todd Dreitzler was very professional, performed service with minimum discomfort. Almost painless! I didn’t even feel when he started and when it ended.Dr McKenzie performed initial x ray analysis , very professional Group.
Ramesh Pradhan
Ramesh Pradhan
I am so pleased with my care I received from the Arthritis knee center. Everyone was so caring. The Dr's were so informative about my Injections and what to expect. My brace fitting was wonderful. Thank you . See you in 4 weeks.
Trish Young
Trish Young
Initially I was a bit skeptical about going. However, as my knee pain kept persisting I thought "what do I have to loose". From the moment I walked in the door I was greeted by the absolute nicest people. As I went through their process every I met with seemed knowable and caring. Each time I went back for a treatment I had the same pleasant experience! As or more important, I am receiving far less pain. All in all I am pleased that I went there.
mark Sims
mark Sims
Thank you so much to everyone that works at this location! They are amazing I'm so happy with the results. I' am now able to walk without constant pain. I couldn't be happier!
Beatriz Escobar
Beatriz Escobar
Very knowledgeable and friendly. They do their best to take care of you promptly and respectfully. Glad I found this place to help with my knee. The treatment has done wonders and eliminated nearly all of my knee pain
Ray G
Ray G
I was surprised that I felt some relief after my first visit/treatment. The injection was only a little uncomfortable for a very short minute. Really. In the blink of an eye it's over and you are on the way out the door.I've completed my 5th treatment and my knee is doing great with no pain. No I'm not as good as new, but I can enjoy life and resume regular activities. I can play golf and go to the gym,which helps as well. The other benefit is that I can sleep again. Before treatment I had difficulty sleeping. I could not get comfortable and the pain kept waking me up. Now I can sleep the whole night though.I'm very happy with the results. I know that I may still need a replacement some day,but maybe not.
The facility and staff are great.It's been a positive experience and the best part of all is that my knee is already feeling 100% better👍
An Sc
An Sc
Exceptional... The team they have and the cost are unbeatable ! My first visit went so easy and painless and now I'm looking forward to my second visit to get the gel injections for my knee and hopefully I will never have to have a full knee replacement.Very excited about each visit!The second visit was just as exceptional as the first. I had my third injection yesterday and I'm feeling better each day. I received my knee brace and I'm walking better.The doctor is so kind and the best part is the injections never hurt during or after the procedures. The entire staff is great, each visit is better than the last.You have an exceptional team at AKPC I would and have recommended my daughter and others to see if they qualify for this procedure so it can ease their knee pains! The cost with my insurance was very low and they use the top of the line gel injections. I was amazed at how low my out of pocket costs were going to be.
Lindy Hernandez
Lindy Hernandez
Super nice staff..very accomodating....and helpful....good experience so far! Avoiding surgery is the best...


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