Knee Pain Doctor West Chester, PA
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may benefit from scheduling a consultation with a knee pain doctor West Chester, PA patients know and trust. Depending on the unique circumstances you’re navigating as an osteoarthritis patient, you may benefit from one or more different kinds of knee pain treatments.
There are things you can do on your own that, depending on the severity of your osteoarthritis pain, may or may not help to alleviate symptoms. Some of the most common self-directed treatment options include avoiding high-impact exercise, embracing low-impact exercise, managing one’s weight, applying hot and cold compresses to the affected area, increasing flexibility and range of motion through a yoga or tai chi practice, using a brace or KT tape, and/or working with a physical therapist. These are all options worth exploring. However, they may not be enough – on their own – to help you successfully manage the pain, inflammation, and pressure that traditionally accompanies osteoarthritis. As a result, working with a respected West Chester, PA knee pain doctor to explore additional and/or alternative therapies may be in your best interests at this time.
Knee Pain – Treatment Options
The most widely discussed option for knee pain is surgery. There are times when the damage caused by osteoarthritis, trauma, and other challenges is so significant that surgery is the only viable option that a patient has. However, there are other treatment options for knee pain that are effective, non-surgical approaches that work well for many, many patients. Among these options are medications, walking aids, and knee injections.
Medications can be helpful but are usually do not address all of a patient’s needs over time. Additionally, the risk that certain medications can have on the body is not to be approached lightly. Similarly, walking aids can be helpful for some patients but are not the best alternative for those who wish to remain particularly active. As a result, many patients turn to knee injections to manage their pain and inflammation effectively. While injections don’t always work for patients with severe degeneration of the knee, they work exceptionally well for many other patients. Some patients require multiple injections over time while others experience relief from symptoms long-term after a single injection. Our practice never, ever engages in blind injections. Know that we utilize technology appropriately to better ensure the best possible results from injection treatments.
Assistance Is Available
If you are struggling with osteoarthritis – or any other cause of knee pain – consider scheduling a consultation with the experienced team at Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania. Our approach to care is patient-focused, as no two patients require the exact same kinds of care. We will never “sell” you our services. Instead, we will objectively evaluate your needs, advise you of your options, and provide you with the support you need. If you’re interested in hearing what a respected West Chester, PA knee pain doctor has to say about your options, please call today; we look forward to speaking with you.