Different Types of Knee Pain Treatment

Knee Pain Treatment for those who suffer from knee pain usually involves a combination of rest, ice, and over the counter (OTC) medication. This type of treatment is commonly used to treat osteoarthritis. Some people who suffer with knee pain do not respond to rest and ice treatments. If this is the case, an over the counter medication such as naproxen can be prescribed by the doctor. Visit QC Kinetix (Greenville), Greenville.

There are also cortisone creams and injections which are commonly used to help reduce inflammation. Another knee pain treatment, which can help to relive the pain involves increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid in the joint. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the joint but in excessive amounts in recent years, has been found to be linked to inflammation throughout the body. An increased amount of hyaluronic acid will help to naturally lubricate and protect the cartilage in the joint. Taking supplements which contain hyaluronic acid can be effective in relieving arthritis pain in most patients. The supplements can also increase the strength of the cartilage in the joint. However, it is important to note that injections and topical creams are not effective if the source of your pain is osteoarthritis.

In the case of osteoarthritis, knee pain treatment involves using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs work to control the inflammation in the joint by reducing the swelling that can occur in the joint. Osteoarthritis sufferers who do not respond to NSAIDs may also receive a steroid injection in addition to their NSAID’s to help control the pain. Steroid injections are not effective for osteoarthritis of the knee but may provide some relief for severely degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee cap.

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