Arthritis is the loss of protective cushioning in the joint or inflammation of the joint lining. It causes pain in your joints usually hips and knees, keeping you from being physically fit and making all your daily activities a chore. Surgery is recommended as the last solution for severe damages. There are also other remedies that can help ease your pain. Consult with the best orthopedic in Surat, Dr. Chirag Patel to discuss the best treatment plan for you.
• Therapeutic ultrasound, phonophoresis, and iontophoresis
These are simple non- invasive procedures that increase the blood flow in the problematic joint to relax muscle spasm and aid healing. These techniques are also used to manage pain, heal tissue, and help muscles stretch.
• Exercise, walking and stretching
Regular exercise, including joint and muscle exercise and walking, is important to improve strength and flexibility. It may lessen pain, increase movement, and reduce fatigue. Stretching helps in relaxing the muscles and easing pain.
• Heat/cold fermentation
Use of hot or cold fermentation over joints may provide short-term relief from pain and stiffness. Cold packs help reduce inflammation and swelling. Heat assists in relaxing muscles and increasing blood circulation near the joints.
• Weight management
Your hips and knees bear the full load of your weight. Losing extra weight may aid in pain by reducing the stress on your joints.
• Physical therapy
Physiotherapists can work with you to create a personalized exercise program and show you how to use therapeutic heat and massage. Regular sessions facilitate better movement in joints and reduces pain.
Different types of hip and knee braces may help reduce pain and improve stability and mobility.
Particular activities to avoid include: excessive stair climbing; impact-loading sports such as jogging, and high-impact aerobics; physical activities involving quick stop-start motion, twisting, or impact stresses; excessive bending and kneeling; lifting or pushing heavy objects; and sitting on low seating surfaces and chairs. These activities may increase inflammation in hip and knee joints increasing pain and reducing movement.
Certain prescribed medicines are used to treat arthritis and control pain. Common medications include pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids and disease modifiers.
• Other precautions
A walking aid like a stick or walker may be helpful by reducing excess strain on your joints. Special footwear with softer soles are available which are designed to support, align and improve function of your foot. They reduce the pressure on hips and knees.
Get in touch with Dr.Chirag Patel at Kiran Hospital Surat,for all Knee Injury Treatment. Contact +917574887777.