It is a known fact that one’s weight is one of the main reasons of knee pain mainly for the simple reason of the law of gravity. If you have extra weight, it tends to put more pressure and stress on the knees thus causing knee pain or osteoarthritis. In order to prevent this, losing weight will not only alleviate knee pain, but also improve your mobility and prevent further damage to your knee joints.
Consider Seeing A Specialty Trained Physical Therapist
A trained physical therapist would bring a lot to the plate when it comes to alleviating knee pain. Aside from the obvious capability of a physical therapist in relieving the pain, they can also help in rehabilitation as well as the prevention of contracting knee pain in the future. This is the most effective way as everything can be laid out in the open to completely remove the knee pain and eventually prevent them from happening again.
Risks of Surgery
While a knee surgery can also be an effective way to fully address knee pain, there are some things that need to consider first prior subjecting yourself into this way of addressing knee pain. Subjecting yourself in knee surgery may give you chances of having DVT (Deep vein thrombosis) which is a blood clot that could break loose and eventually cause serious respiratory problems. This same risk is likely higher if you are older, in poor health or if you have history of other medical disease. In this case, you may need to check on your overall health before subjecting yourself in knee surgery.
All in all, alleviating knee pain does not automatically translate to medical invasive procedures. You must first assess your over-all health prior to deciding to do knee surgery. It is safe to say though, that consulting a trained physical therapist will be the best way to help alleviate and prevent the occurrence of knee pain, especially if it is persisting and the pain is already intolerable.
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