Some Alternatives To Knee Replacement Surgery You Should Know About!
Have you tried all the usual home treatments; gels, creams, heat and ice, over-the-counter pain relief medications, and the list? But you’re still afraid of picking up a basketball, ignoring your friends’ cricket invitation, or avoiding hobbies like gardening. You want to say goodbye to that stubborn knee pain, but you’re just not ready for a knee replacement. Here are some alternatives to knee replacement surgery:
Exercise to keep your joints moving
When your knees feel stiff or hurt, exercise is usually the last thing on your mind. But keeping good mobility can help you manage the knee pain in many ways, including:
- Stimulating the flow of fluid in knees
- Building muscle strength
- Improving your knee flexibility and reducing stiffness
While usually, any exercise will help, low-impact exercises that focus on strengthening the legs, hips, and core are recommended, such as:
- Strength training
Our knees support us whenever we walk or stand. But unfortunately, knees take a lot of wear and tear throughout life. If you’re overweight, losing some weight will help to reduce some pressure on your knees. Even losing 10% of the body weight can help significantly reduce knee pain. One pound lost can eliminate about four pounds of pressure from your knees. Excess weight also adds to inflammation throughout the body, making the inflammation in your knee more painful than before. So, losing weight may help you reduce that inflammation.
If you have struggled with weight in the past, help is available. Nutritionists, dietitians, and other specialty doctors can provide medical weight management and guidance to help you reach your goals.
Knee pain affects your balance, mobility, and strength. So is knee pain stopping you from doing something you like? Physical therapy is here to help you to get back into it. Physical therapy is a treatment that combines Electrotherapy like IFT, TENS that helps to reduce pain and swelling locally, exercise, education, and hands-on care to strengthen and loosen muscles and joints.
You are expected to finish your physical therapy plan in about three months. After that, however, you should continue physical therapy exercises at home for lasting results. In addition, physical therapy can provide long-term pain management by strengthening your knees and learning how to move.
We deliver an effective treatment method by using an advanced German technology based EMRT treatment (PST). Traditional patient care methods such as pain relievers or muscle relaxers may provide a temporary release, but long-term use can result in side effects. But EMRT treatment is as simple as innovative with no costly side effects and merely uses natural signals to administer healing benefits.
Some people with knee pain take supplements consisting of glucosamine and chondroitin. These are substances that cartilage is made of, and they help maintain structure and slow cartilage deterioration in joints.
Supplements have been shown to reduce pain for about 60% of people. While this isn’t significantly high, it is worth trying as an alternative to surgery for some. However, because they are used by your body to make cartilage, it may take up to 6 weeks to notice a difference.
This article provides information about all of the alternative to knee replacement surgery. You might have got some relief that you can survive and cure knee pain without any major surgical process. If you are looking for some guidance and assistance in managing knee pain, Contact us, and we have you covered with our EMRT treatment.