Knee pain can be a drag when trying to get up a flight of stairs or carrying a heavy package from the store. Aches and pains will continue if left unattended. Dr. Darin Bush at Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, specializes in correcting bone and joint pain and imbalances and can help you get rid of your knee pain.
Work on your mobility
One of the best things you can do for knee pain is to get moving, if possible. Joints that are stuck in a position for long periods without movement or stretching are more likely to experience injury or re-injury. A great example of this is lying in bed while flexing your legs if you can.
Another way to manage knee pain is to embark on a weight-loss program. Even being slightly overweight can change a person’s gait and balance, so explore options for weight management. It may be tough at first to begin, but with gentle, consistent effort, mobility should increase, and the strength needed to do more vigorous exercise will come.
Over the counter medication
Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is a way to get quick relief for a few hours. These are helpful if you play a sport or need to relieve the pain while you do some other activity. If your knee pain is chronic, it is critical to see a specialist, as NSAIDs are to be a short-term solution.
RICE stands for raise, ice, compress, and elevate your knees. This treatment reduces swelling.
Receive treatment from a specialist
Depending on the reason why you may be suffering knee pain, your therapist may administer injections. These help to reduce the swelling and heat; help you through exercises to regain strength in the joint and restore balance within the body, and make recommendations for braces and other equipment you need while you heal your knees.
Need help in managing your knee pain? Dr. Bush in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, can help. Contact Mobility Spine and Sports at (954) 414-7080 to schedule a consultation.