KNEE PAIN – Alternatives to Knee Surgery
If you suffer from knee pain in the last thing you want to hear is that you will need to undergo knee surgery. Fortunately knee surgery is now treated as a last resort and there are several other treatments to help relieve knee pain symptoms.
Treat Knee Pain With Orthotics & Knee Braces
Sometimes the best knee pain treatment can also be the simplest. The simple thing such as changing your posture or ceasing a particular activity can be all that’s needed. In my case it was using orthotics that resulted in complete knee pain relief. All this did was to slightly change the way I walk which changed how my knee was working and the rest is history. Of course, it’s not always that easy.
Some people find using a knee brace can be a great knee pain reliever. The brace works in a similar way to orthotics in your shoes in that it changes and corrects the way the knee moves and in many cases can reduce knee joint pain greatly.
Knee Pain Relief Using Corticosteroids
In the medicinal world there are some highly effective knee joint pain relief products. One that is widely used in the treatment of knee pain and also for other types of pain is corticosteroid injections. In this treatment the knee is injected directly with the medication. Although usually not permanent, many people get relief from their joint and knee pain which lasts sometimes many months. It may not be suitable for every patient. Your medical practitioner or specialist will advise if the procedure would be of benefit.
Effective Creams For Knee Pain Relief
There are also creams which in some cases can be effective knee pain treatments. Again they may not be suitable to treat all types of knee pain but can be effective pain treatment in many cases. Thee creams are based on cetylated fatty acids. There have been studies that have shown creams such as these can be very effective with good results happening quickly and continuing with ongoing use of the knee pain relief cream. One such cream is called Celadrin.
There are alternatives to using a cream such as supplements or patches.
We all know that as we age joint problems become more likely and because our knees are subject to a lot of stress, especially if you’ve been active, knee joint problems are very likely. However, in this day and age, it is not necessary to put up with the pain associated with knee joint problems.
Even with knee pain from arthritis there is usually a way of treating the pain. It is important, if you have sore knee joints to consult with your doctor who should be able to point you in the right direction whether it is to consult a foot specialist for orthotics or a brace, use of a cream or supplement or to see a specialist for a more complicated treatment.
Even if orthopedic knee surgery is recommended, with all the advances in modern medicine and technology, the results can be nothing short of miraculous and the thought of knee joint surgery should not scare you. Just remember that knee surgery is a last resort and there are many other non-surgical options to give you relief from knee pain.