Pain in the knee joint can be quite debilitating and stop you from going on about your personal and professional life. Fortunately, modern orthopedic treatments help to provide lasting pain relief. Here are 5 top treatments for knee pain.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs are used to help ease pain and inflammation of arthritis and injuries. Analgesics are the other commonly used drugs for many forms of arthritis. They may also be used to relieve pain from knee injuries and surgery.
Hyaluronic acid injections for knee joints can supplement naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Healthy joints have natural hyaluronic acid that acts as a shock absorber and lubricant in the joint but reduces in osteoarthritis cases. Injecting it into a joint may lessen pain and inflammation.
Corticosteroids can be injected directly into the knee joint for relieving pain and inflammation. Their benefits may last anywhere from a few days to more than six months. These are effective in joint injury cases.
TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
If pain persists even after other treatments, knee surgery may have to be performed. The most common knee surgery is total knee replacement in which the damaged knee joint is removed and replaced with metal and plastic components.
Knee replacement is considered only when joint damage is beyond repair and it interferes with function and causes constant pain.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive knee surgery used in the following cases –
- meniscus repair
- ligament repair
- trimming torn pieces of joint cartilage
- loose bodies removal
- removal of inflamed joint lining (synovectomy)
To know more about which treatment is right for your knee condition, call FXRX Inc. at 480-449-3979 or visit www.fxrxinc.com.