Knee Therapy is a treatment that can help to strengthen and rehabilitate the knee. There are many different types of Knee Therapy which are used depending on the nature and severity of your knee and how it is acting. With the right type of treatment you can improve your knee and get back to doing the activities that you love. Here are some of the most common types of Knee Therapy.
The combination of the clinical treatment and the physical therapy is known as viscosupplementation. With this type of knee therapy programme, the patient is treated to replace the lost natural lubricant of the synovium lining with viscosupplementation which helps to rebuild the lubricant in the knee. Patients with less severe symptoms found that the combined approach of both the treatments are usually the key factors to success. Once the condition is stabilized, the physiotherapist will begin to modify the patient’s exercise regime to increase the exposure to pressure and to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee. Often patients are advised to increase the amount of time they rest between exercises so that they do not put too much stress on the area.
One of the most common forms of Knee Therapy is arthroscopic knee surgery or synovial fluid injection. This type of surgical procedure involves using a small camera to obtain images of the affected tissue, then a local anaesthetic is used on the tissue to limit any feelings during and after the procedure. Once the problem is under control, the physiotherapist uses ice to reduce the swelling and pain and gradually incorporates weight bearing exercises into the programme. This type of non-invasive pain relief is similar to using an ice pack on your chest but instead it is applied directly to the affected knee. Ice packs are widely available at your local pharmacy, and many people find that they are quite helpful in reducing the pain.
Synovial Fluid Injection (S NI) is a technique which involves injecting a customized volume of synovial fluid directly into the knee joint. Synovial fluid is the cushioning material that makes up your joints. It helps protect them from friction and provides lubrication that keeps the joint working smoothly. It also aids the movement of bones and ligaments. For some time after a knee surgery it may be necessary to introduce synovial fluid into the joint as it helps to reduce the swelling and the associated pain by replenishing the lost materials.
As we get older osteoarthritis can affect our knees. The wearing away of cartilage and the effects of arthritis can lead to severe pain in the joint. Synovial Fluid Injection is a non-surgical treatment for osteoarthritis, which not only eases the pain but also prevents further osteoarthritis damage to the knee. Osteoarthritis can be a debilitating condition, but with Knee Therapy this can be avoided.
Before considering a knee therapy it is important to understand how osteoarthritis affects your knee. If you think you have this problem then you should talk to your doctor. He will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment. If your doctor decides that knee pain is a symptom of osteoarthritis he may recommend that you have a knee replacement procedure. However, Knee Therapy is an effective treatment for osteoarthritis and if used alongside a proven knee replacement method can help you regain control of your life.