Well it is about time you were given ALL the knee replacement surgery alternatives. Up to now the answer has been have a few non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Oh not working? Making you feel ill? – then I better refer you to the surgeon.
Funnily enough what does the surgeon suggest? An operation of course. That is what he is trained to do.
This report in the Boston Globe is a breath of fresh air. At last the patient is being educated properly into knee replacement surgery alternatives.
Are There Any Other Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives Not Given in the Article?
Yes. All the article mentions is braces and injections but, in fact, there are plenty you can also use. Many of these can be done at home with little or no expense
♦ Heat packs
♦ Cold packs
♦ Changing your diet to reduce the inflammation
♦ Self massage or TENS
♦ A specific exercise program for the knee
All these can be done at home with little or no expense.