A troublesome knee can hinder your ability to live a fully productive life. Your knees play an important role in your ability to move. Depending on what causes the pain, its severity, and persistence, you can opt to deal with it in various ways.
Revere Health presents a list of some of the most effective approaches to alleviating knee pain.
Consider knee replacement
An excellent way to do away with knee problems is to have it replaced. Knee replacement surgery is available in clinics across Fillmore. Discuss with your doctor about how to care for the knee during the three to 12 months you will need to recover after the surgery.
Maintaining regular cardio exercises will help strengthen the muscles supporting your knee and make it more flexible. Try walking, cycling, swimming, and aerobics. Other useful exercises include stretching, weightlifting, and jogging. As you exercise, you’ll find that the stiffness in your knee eases and the pain gradually subsides.
Use a walking aid
Don’t put pressure on your knee by walking without crutches, especially if your knee suffered a recent injury. Rather, try using crutches, a walking cane or braces to help you remain stable as your knee heals.
A hurting knee will make you unstable and increase the likelihood of a fall. Counter this problem by ensuring that your floors are dry and your house is properly lit at all times. Use handrails on your staircase for support. If you must climb on a stool to pick something from a high shelf, you should make sure it is stable enough to handle your weight.
Don’t let a bad knee rob you the joy of a fully productive life. Once you notice some pain, swelling or stiffness in your knee, promptly notify your doctor and discuss ways to address the problem as soon as possible.