If you have knee pain that has resulted from a recent injury or accident then the first thing to do is to see a knee pain doctor who will be able to advise you on a course of treatment. The course of treatment will depend on your individual circumstances and the severity of the knee pain. A knee pain doctor will be able to determine if surgery is required, whether rehabilitation is needed or if anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids are the best course of action. There are many different types of treatments available and it is important that you take your time when deciding which one is right for you. More information QC Kinetix (Mt Pleasant) – Mount Pleasant regenerative medicine
The most common treatment given by a knee pain doctor is a medication that is taken either on a daily basis or during the off season. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs will help reduce pain and swelling in the knee and also to ease inflammation and a reduction in the risk of a knee injury. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be used for longer periods than steroidal based drugs, up to 6 months, however this must be done under the supervision of a trained medical professional to ensure that you are not taking too many drugs. It is extremely important to discuss your health and any additional drug therapy with your doctor before proceeding.
Other forms of therapy that may be prescribed by a knee pain doctor include physical therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is used to improve movement and function in the knee and to prevent further injury. Occupational therapy is used to teach you how to carry out everyday activities more effectively and safely. Finally physiotherapy will help to restore the knee to its original condition so that you are back to your normal self again.