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Posts Tagged ‘arthritic knee treatment’

Stretching Partners

With over 10 million people suffering from knee osteoarthritis it shouldn’t be hard to find someone in the same boat as yourself. Not all knee osteoarthritis is the same but by creating an exercise routine or stretching regiment you will be much more likely to reach your goals. An exercise partner provides some extra motivation on days you’re not quite feeling your best. You can discuss your progress, arthritic knee treatment, and help each other reduce knee pain and joint stiffness.

Keeping track of your workouts as well as monitoring your efforts allows you to see your improvements. A steady routine and a helpful workout partner can be the difference between reducing your knee pain dramatically or losing motivation and becoming overwhelmed.



 

It’s said that it is important in life to have an honest mechanic, an honest doctor, and an honest accountant.  If you trust your doctor that is great – cherish the relationship.  But what if you don’t?  What if your orthopedic surgeon told you that your knees need to replaced and you’re unsure.

Concerned patients ask us all the time for medical advice.  And regardless of the question our answer is usually the same.  Get a second opinion from a different orthopedic surgeon.  Get a third if you’re still unsure.  Get as many professional opinions that you need until you are certain of your treatment options.  You get to make the decisions about your health.

Surgery can be a safe and effective arthritic knee treatment.  And at times it is absolutely necessary.  If you trust your orthopedic surgeon, tell your friends and family.  Refer that doctor new patients.  If your doctor has earned your trust reward their practice with new referrals.

If you don’t trust your doctor then get a second or third opinion to see if what the doctor is telling you is accurate.  If the other opinions are similar to the original recommendation, then maybe you can consider trusting the person.



 

 There are many different options available for arthritic knee treatment.

  • Acupuncture
  • Cold Therapy
  • Neoprene Knee Sleeves
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Unloader Knee Braces
  • Canes
  • Steroids
  • Disease Modification
  • Drugs
  • Exercise
  • Joint Health Supplements
  • Lateral Heel Wedges
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength Training
  • Stretching
  • Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Weight Loss
Only the person with the pain is going to be able to decide which works best.  A good place to start is with weight loss, stretching, and  exercise.  Cold therapy, magnetic therapy, knee braces and physical therapy are all great conservative treatment options to consider.  Stay away from drugs, injections, and surgery until you exhaust the treatment options that won’t hurt you.