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How You Can Treat Knee Pain

For those who suffer from knee pain it is important to know how to treat the issue. Otherwise, having the issue persist can result in irreversible damage, an impacted lifestyle and pain that cannot be eased. However, there are a variety of tactics that patients can use to mitigate the effects of knee pain. From medications to reduce the suffering, to heat therapies, massages, surgeries acupuncture and more. If you’re suffering from discomfort and are in search of a method that will help, continue onto the article below where the most effective methods are outlined.

Medication

If you are suffering from a joint injury, it is recommended that patients take medication to help assists with the discomfort. The medication can vary in its strengths and impacts which is why it is best to speak to a doctor in the Fox Valley about your knee pain prior to taking it. Although the medication can help to reduce the immediate discomfort that is felt from an injury, medication is not recommended as a long-term treatment method. This is due or the fact that the medication will not be able to correct the cause of the damage. Rather, it is designed to use as tactic to treat its impacts.

Heat Therapies

Another method that helps to mitigate against the impacts of injuries are heat therapies. Heat therapies are designed to help relax the muscles around the joint. By relaxing the muscle, it will allow for an easier range of movement. This can cause the patient to feel relief from the discomfort they are suffering from, and be able to regain the function of the joint. It is important to note that this method will not correct long term discomfort. Rather, it is designed as a preventative technique to help mitigate against the impacts of an injury.

Massage

For those who suffered from a joint injury, massage therapy is another tactic that can help to mitigate its discomfort. This is due to the fact that the muscles will be relaxed and massaged back into place during the appointment. This can help to reduce the discomfort by easing the muscle back into position, in turn, allowing the patient to recover in a quicker period of time.

Surgery

For those suffering from chronic joint discomfort, topical treatments and surface methods will not be effective. This is due to the fact that the treatments will not be able to correct the issue. To have the issue rectified, patients may want to consider a corrective surgery. During the surgery the doctor will work to shift the joints back in place. This will prevent the injury from persisting and allow the joint to function as normal.

If you are considering surgery, request a consultation with one of the board-certified knee specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI physicians are your trusted source for orthopedics in the greater Fox Valley.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you, with outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh. The main campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

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