Trying to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery?
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic knee pain and you’d like to avoid knee replacement surgery, it may benefit you to speak with an experienced Phoenixville, PA knee pain doctor at Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania. Surgery may be required to minimize or eliminate patient pain under certain circumstances. However, you may be able to avoid surgery if your osteoarthritis or other knee condition is not so advanced or traumatic that surgery has become an absolute necessity.
Non-Surgical Knee Pain Mitigation Techniques
If you are trying to avoid knee replacement surgery, there are many different therapies and techniques that you could potentially benefit from. It is important to understand that you do not necessarily need to pick just one therapy or technique when trying to avoid knee replacement surgery. Many patients have found that combining various approaches produces the best results. With that said, be wary of assuming that the combination of therapies and techniques that has worked for someone else will work in that same way for you. Instead, keep an open mind so that you can benefit from trying out multiple approaches in order to better determine what works for you uniquely.
For example, the experienced team at Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania may recommend that you schedule one or more knee injections to speed your healing and recovery. Unlike many providers, we never perform blind injections. We use a specialized tool to ensure that the injection is made exactly at the site where it will produce the best results. No provider can guarantee that an injection will provide the desired results of the patient. However, by ensuring that an injection is given exactly where it needs to be given to have the maximum possible potential to do good, we give our patients the best possible shot at achieving relief. Our knee injections are not synthetic, but use the body’s own material to promote healing and recovery. This approach better ensures that a patient will not reject an injection and will instead benefit from it to the maximum amount possible under the circumstances.
Knee injections can help patients to feel relief instantly. However, most patients do benefit from integrating additional knee pain management mitigation techniques into their care plan. For example, both chronic pain patients and acute pain patients can benefit from physical therapy, medications, regular stretching, and pressure techniques such as massage, and some patients benefit from lifestyle changes that promote weight loss. Again, not every patient responds to the same techniques and treatments in the same way. As a result, it is important to receive a personalized care treatment plan after consulting with a physician who has extensive experience treating knee pain patients. Once you are equipped with the knowledge of what treatments may work for you, you can start your journey toward mitigating your pain and improving your overall knee and joint health.