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Archive for April 6th, 2012

 

 There are many different options available for arthritic knee treatment.

  • Acupuncture
  • Cold Therapy
  • Neoprene Knee Sleeves
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Unloading Knee Braces
  • Canes
  • Steroids
  • Disease Modification
  • Drugs
  • Exercise
  • Joint Health Supplements
  • Lateral Heel Wedges
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength Training
  • Stretching
  • Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Weight Loss
Only the person with the pain is going to be able to decide which works best.  A good place to start is with weight loss, stretching, and  exercise.  Cold therapy, magnetic therapy, knee braces and physical therapy are all great conservative treatment options to consider.  Stay away from drugs, injections, and surgery until you exhaust the treatment options that won’t hurt you.