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Knee Pain Treatment

  • Knee pain treatment often begins with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) to reduce inflammation.
  • Physical therapy plays a crucial role, focusing on strengthening muscles around the knee and improving flexibility.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen can alleviate pain and swelling.

Corticosteroid injections provide temporary relief by reducing inflammation within the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid injections may be recommended to lubricate the knee joint and ease pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injecting concentrated platelets from your own blood to stimulate healing. Regenerative medicine treatments such as stem cell therapy aim to repair damaged tissue in the knee joint. Braces or orthotics can provide support and stability, especially for those with specific conditions like osteoarthritis. Lifestyle modifications such as weight loss and adopting low-impact exercises can lessen strain on the knees. Acupuncture and chiropractic care may offer relief for some individuals experiencing knee pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy uses electrical currents to alleviate pain. In severe cases, surgical options like arthroscopic surgery or knee replacement may be considered. Proper footwear with adequate support can reduce stress on the knees during daily activities. Dietary supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may help support joint health. Collaborating closely with healthcare professionals ensures a tailored treatment plan for effective management of knee pain.

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