Best Knee Treatment – Consult Orthocure

Importance of Knee as a Body Part / Organ

Knee is the largest and the strongest joint in the entire body. Yet it has to be taken care of consciously due to its importance and at times due to its vulnerability as it can get damaged or injured easily. Knee is the interface point between the upper leg part / thigh bone and the lower leg part / the shin and calf muscle area, which absorbs the stress and enables the leg to bend easily. 

Without the proper functioning of the knees, a person cannot move an inch; and insufficient movement or physical mobility can lead to other ailments and problems, such as obesity, back pain, lethargy, mental stress etc. The knee undertakes other responsibilities as well such as carrying and managing the body weight in all scenarios of movement. Therefore, the best knee pain treatment is essential. 

Roles and Functions of a Knee

The knee is responsible for multiple functions, such as coordinating movement and balance between the upper part of the leg and body to the lower than knee part i.e. lower leg and feet, as mentioned above. The knees take a lot of toll and absorb a lot of jerks, shocks etc. Therefore, any sort of knee ailment or pain should not be neglected, and one must have an appropriate knee pain treatment done by an expert Physiotherapist or Chiropractor.   

How to Maintain Healthiness of Knees and Avoid Knee Pain Treatment

One should wear cushioned shoes and footwear, or use foot insoles in case of hard footwear. Persons with flat foots, particularly must follow this. In case of any injury to leg or knee, it should not be taken lightly. One should wear crepe bandage around the knee area in case of pain, to absorb any movement pain, under the advice of a leading Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor, such as at Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon, who conduct the best knee pain treatment. Regular normal sports physical activity is good and keeps a watch on weight as well. Certain food and spice items are good for knee health, such as, walnuts, turmeric, oatmeal etc.

How do Knee Pain and Injuries happen?

Knee pain or injury can happen to anyone at any stage in life. For example, knee pain can be found to be common for certain players in games like football, rugby, hockey, cycling, and also activities like athletic events, mountaineering, recreational activites etc, where the knee takes a heavy toll. Aging can also be a factor for knee pain. As the knee pain can happen due to different reasons, it is best to consult a Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor for knee pain treatment. 

Where to get Knee Pain Treatment done

The Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon offers the best knee pain treatment in a most medically professional environment. In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, every precaution is taken all the Orthocure clinics, such as sanitation, proper hand-washing of every staff member, hourly cleaning of all premises, use of disinfectants, etc. All clinic items, such as chairs, tables, equipment etc are sanitized every hour. 

Directions to a Leading Clinic for Knee Pain Treatment 

When you type “Orthocure” in your Google Maps, the options of different Orthocure clinics come up. You may choose the one that is closer or convenient according to proximity. One may also check the clinic locations on the Orthocure website www.orthocure.co.in. For more information on directions, Doctors, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor availability, appointment etc, please call directly at +91 – 9821451214. Consult Orthocure today for knee pain treatment. Orthocure uses the best and latest of medical equipment, such as by MedX USA.

Ankle Sprain Treatment and Prevention

The Importance of Ankle and its Care

The skinny and bony looking ankle is the “L” shaped foot area that takes the load of balancing the body to foot round the clock; that is like an interface between the leg and foot. In medical terminology, ankle is referred to as the talocrural region. When an ankle is sprained, a person feels handicapped even in some basic movement activities like getting up from a chair. Improper care of ankle sprain by a person/patient can lead him/her in going for knee pain treatment as well, in future.

What happens to Ankle when Sprained?

Ankle can get sprained for a multitude of reasons, such as during a walk / jog, playing a Sport, climbing stairs, stretching, twisting, falling, missing a step, sudden jerk etc in some household or outdoor activity and so forth. In some cases, and if not treated in time or kept prolonged, ankle sprain can lead to other physical problems, and one may have to go for knee pain treatment over time.  Ankle sprain needs attention as it can later move on to other problems such as undergoing knee pain treatment, if not attended to.

Dos and Donts when the Ankle is Sprained 

The Dos in the condition of ankle sprain are:

  • Contact a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor at a renowned Clinic
  • If recommended by Physiotherapist, dip ankle in warm water tub (with a pinch of salt in it)
  • Wear comfortable footwear, with a foot insole 
  • Under advisory, put knee crepe bandages for knee pain treatment due to ankle sprain  
  • Get the ankle area, ligament etc examined by a Physiotherapist  
  • Apply the specific to ankle sprain ointment under advice by Physiotherapist
  • Do the specific exercises for ankle sprain and under knee pain treatment session per Physiotherapist

The Dos in the condition of ankle sprain are:

  • For serious ankle sprain, do not experiment on own, without supervision of Physiotherapist or Chiropractor
  • Avoid extensive physical movement or intensive Sport or excessive walking / jogging activity
  • Do not wear tight, hard and/or uncomfortable footwear
  • Avoid climbing stiff stairs 
  • Avoid travel / touring especially in challenging terrains like hills 
  • Do not be negligent in daily activities like market visit, shifting heavier household or office items
  • Do not take knee pain treatment lightly due to ankle sprain 
  • Do not take minor ankle sprains lightly thinking it will heal by itself overtime, it could spread or be serious in future 

Where to get Ankle Sprain and Knee Pain Treatment

The Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon is a leading specialty healthcare group that undertakes, diagnosis and carries out ankle sprain and knee pain treatment. Orthocure has the top of the line, highly skilled, qualified and internationally experienced Doctors, Physiotherapists, and also a French Chiropractor. It would be best to call Orthocure at +91 – 9821451214 to get answers and immediate responses to any questions and queries. Orthocure’s clinics in Gurgaon are spread at the best and most approachable locations in Gurgaon. 

7 TIPS FOR WORKING AT HOME DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In the wake of the global pandemic, Corona Virus AKA COVID-19 Prime Minister Modi has requested everyone to do social distancing. Many of the companies already asked their employees before his speech on 19th March 2020 to work from home.

After his speech, many more companies joined in the ‘work from home strategy’ to prevent this communicable disease.

There’s a lot of benefits that come with working from home for employees and the companies too. While companies save their money for electricity, snacks & other facilities, you get to choose your hours, you do not have to sit in traffic each day, and don’t need to think about what outfit has to wore that day to the office.

However, with these advantages come some drawbacks.

One such drawback that you may experience as the result of working from home is poor posture. Poor posture can lead to some long-term health complications, and yet most of us don’t even realize when we have poor posture

If left untreated, the pain you carry with you can develop into chronic ailments that are difficult to treat, and even harder to live with.

If you want to improve your posture and avoid these health problems, here’s what you need to do

 

1. Avoid the bed 

Of course, everyone enjoys working on a laptop in the comfort of the bed but after a while, their neck and back start paining. After, a little bit of adjustment you again go back to work. But this cycle keeps repeating and at the end of the day it feels very tiring and neck and back muscles start paining a lot. Now, even if you want to use the chair and table, your neck and back muscles give up as they become weak.

So, the best thing to do is to avoid working from bed.

2. Makeshift Ergonomic Workspace

If you have a desktop at home with a docking station, well & good! however, most of us nowadays at home use a laptop. The laptop is a very good choice if you want to use it for a short period but using it for a longer period can result in chronic neck &back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

Now when you are working from home due to Corona Virus for longer periods, the best thing to do is to get an ergonomic keyboard and mouse with wrist support. A commercial riser is very important so that your eyes level with the top of the screen and neck pain can be avoided. The arms should be angled slightly downwards when you are typing, the best solution is to buy a keyboard tray so that the keyboard is kept under the tabletop or an adjustable chair. Whatever you want to use frequently like your cell phone, notebook, headphones, etc should be kept well within the limits of your arm length.

An adjustable chair is very important so that you don’t have any knee pain at the end of the day as your feet touch the floor and eyes level with the top of the screen. The armrest should be such that you can type while your arms are slightly downwards. Also, please use back support on the chair if you already have a weak back. People with knee problems can use a footrest.
The best way to check if your makeshift workspace is perfect, extend one arm horizontally and you will notice you touch your center of the laptop screen while its place on the riser. While sitting thighs will be horizontal and knees are at right angles when seated.

3. Take care of your eyes

An average person blinks 18 times in a minute which releases a teardrop and lubricates the eyes. But while looking at a screen for a long period you do less than 9 times resulting in dry irritated eyes & eye fatigue.

The simplest solution that is prescribed in ophthalmology is ‘20-20-20’. After every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away and blink 20 times. And, please take a break after a marathon session with your laptop, after all, you are in your home.

 

4. Take a Break

Give Yourself Movement Breaks. One of the crucial reasons why desk work is tied to back pain and chronic disease is because it limits the amount of movement required for better health

To reduce the health risks of sedentary work, it’s important to make time for scheduled breaks and perform good posture exercises throughout the day. Stretching overhead and opening up your chest and back can counteract slouching. A brisk walk around the room can help boost circulation and energy.

 

5.Practice Neutral Posture

Despite an efficient workspace, you still risk of pain in the back and neck if you do not take care of your posture. Neutral posture means that the key joints especially the spine of a person’s body are correctly aligned and supported by the right amount of muscle tension.

6. Enjoy Exercise

It takes a little effort to go to your office and come back. This is the effect that gives you a little exercise that your body needs. But with Corona Virus lockdown and you just sitting and working from home even that exercise is cut down from your lifestyle which can lead to chronic musculoskeletal ailments.

A little exercise is always good. The following exercises should be done at least every 6 hours to avoid pain in the body and feeling refreshed

 

  • Stretches: You should stretch your neck bending it forwards and backward 3 times slowly. For back raise your hands then go back as much as you can and then touch your knee. After that do cobra pose for your lower back.
  • Turning: Keep your knee width shoulder apart and turn your neck sideways for 3 times.
    Rotate your right ankle so that your left ankle is forward-facing and your right ankle is facing right. Raise your hands at the level of your shoulder with palms facing the floor. Turn your head towards your left hand and tour right toe. Similarly, touch your left toe.
  • Strengthening: Strengthening Exercises are needed to help your core muscles develop the capacity to withstand excess pressure if needed. Many people think that stretches are enough but if not clubbed with strengthening exercises, people may develop back & neck ache. There are just five basic strengthening exercises  that can get you through challenging times which are wall push-ups, pull-ups (using Therabands are recommended), lifting something heavy every day and squats.

7. Prevention is always better than cure.

Yes, defeating Corona Virus and sedentary lifestyle diseases have the same strategy, ‘Prevention is better than cure. Overuse of the muscles through repeated movements can put stress on your body, causing a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).  Unfortunately, work from home job requires that we perform repetitive motions to fulfill our duties like constant typing, clicking on the mouse, etc. For this reason, RSIs are the most common type of injury found in the ‘work from home offices’.

According to studies, any symptoms of musculoskeletal disorder shows only after your body has adjusted itself till 90% of its adaptive capability meaning that if you have back pain, then initially your body will help the back with the supporting muscles and you will not know pain until the core muscles become 90% weak to feel pain.

Detection becomes very important to prevent any kind of irreversible chronic disorder. Based on the intensity of pain you will be able to detect the injury:

  • Early: At this stage, the body aches but after work aches and fatigue disappears. These injuries can be easily healed if given proper attention. At Orthocure have we have MedX therapy & Doctor of Chiropractic who can help by strengthening the core muscles and doing structural correction respectively.
  • Intermediate: At this stage, the pain area aches even after work and we can deal this using medicines, advanced physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments for pain relief and strengthening of supporting muscles.
  • Advanced: The pain area will ache and feel weak, even at rest or when you are asleep. Even light duties like standing for 10 minutes will be difficult. Yes, it is still possible to recover but for the body to come to this stage takes around 3- 6 months and the same amount of time is required to healing the body, strengthening and structurally correct it.

The best thing is to acknowledge warning signs as early as possible and do something

about it!

 

If you feel that you have any concerns please feel free to call us and make an appointment.

5 Shocking Ways Smartphones Affect Your Health & Well Being

With the advent of advanced technology, there is a continuous growth in the number of mobile users. In India, more than 50 crore people are using smartphones. In 2020, the number of global smartphone users is projected to total 3.5 billion, which is approximately 9.3 percent increase from 2019.

In this digital era, need smartphones at work, for learning and also to maintain a social life. However, too much of anything, they say, is not good. Say. For example, too many chocolates can expedite diabetes, or too much salt can lead to blood pressure issues. Similarly, too much use of cell phones also causes a range of health problems. In this blog, we highlight some damaging health effects caused by excessive use of smartphones:

Musculoskeletal Problems

The excessive use of smartphones can cause back problems. These days even young people experience back pain issues, many due to excessive smartphone use.These back pain issues can be resolved by back pain treatment. Based on a study, approximately 45 % of young people between the age of 16 and 25 years face musculoskeletal problems. Moreover, excessive use of smartphones can also cause “text claw,” a typical pain in the muscle of fingers and wrists.

Nerve Damage

A recent study revealed that the overuse of smartphones develops “occipital neuralgia.” In this neurological condition, nerves that link your head and spine are either inflamed or compressed.

Weight Gain

If you tend to spend hours on smartphones, of course, you also miss on your physical activities or exercises. Over a period, this leads to more inactivity and can add to your weight gain. As smartphones are becoming a vital part of work life and the preferred source of entertainment, it is changing the way we live. According to a study, a person who uses smartphones for more than five hours a day is at risk of obesity and heart diseases. Weight gain by itself can cause a range of muscle and bone issues, a common one being knee pain. Your knees hold your weight, hence any additional weight you carry around will affect the knees. We provide proper knee pain treatment at our clinic.

Vision Problems

Normally, we blink 15 times per minute, but this decreases when we stare at our smartphones more often. As we spend more time on these small screens, our facial and shoulder muscles tighten, eyes get tired, and vision can be blurred. Excessive use of smartphones can also lead to retinal damage or muscular degeneration in the eye.

Sleep deprivation

According to the latest study, three- fourths of the world’s population sleep either holding their smartphones, or having it next to them near the pillow or on their nightstand. In another study, researchers found that around 40 percent of teenagers sleep less than 7 hours a night. Smartphones emit blue light, which is a type of light that our brain interprets as daylight. This light suppresses melatonin (hormone that affects circadian rhythm and helps in sleeping), thus leading to sleep deprivation and irregular sleep cycles.

Apart from the above-mentioned issues, there are many other health problems related to excessive use of smartphones. It can cause stress and depression, poor concentration in work, violent behavior, decreased social interaction, etc. We need to limit the use of smartphones. People who work on desks or spend more time sitting should raise their screens to eye height. While working, try to take frequent breaks to get up and keep your body correctly aligned. Just a few daily adjustments can go toward improving pain, postural, and other health issues.

Orthocure is an Orthopaedic clinic in Gurgaon that offers an integrated approach to treatment of bones muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. With the best Orthopaedic Doctors on board in our 4 centers in Gurgaon, our treatments also involve the only Chiropratic in the millennial city alongside a range of physiotherapists. If you live in Gurgaon, we are not far from you. Spread across the city, we have our clinics in Sec 14, Sec 40, Nirvana Country and Golf Course Road. Browse our exact locations here at https://www.orthocure.co.in/locations/

WINTER ACHES & PAINS

 

Winters are around the corner, bringing relief from the scorching hot summers and leading towards this year’s festive season. The festive season starts with Dusshera & Diwali and continues till Christmas & New Year’s Eve. Most people have various events and activities to plan during this time which requires a lot of recreational work like cleaning the house, office, new decoration, etc. All these activities require a lot of physical work like lifting heavy bags, moving furniture, continuously moving upstairs and downstairs, etc. All these strenuous activities most of the times result in physical stress and end up in chronic aches and pains. These activities also make people prone to muscle injuries, joint pains, and physical wear and tear. Most people ignore the initial symptoms which result in chronic pain and injuries sometimes resulting in minor or major surgeries.

Orthocure Clinics provides a range of services in physiotherapy which not only answers to most of these problems but also advice on how to avoid such physical stress in day to day basis.  Our Physical Therapist Dr. Meenal Sharma talks about how cold weather impacts your joints and muscle pain and how to address it on a day to day basis. A snapshot of the interview with Dr. Meenal Sharma is provided below:

 

Is it common to feel aches and pains?

Dr. Meenal Sharma- First of all, to address aches and pain we need to focus more on the causes of such pains. One of the major causes of such pains is the wrong posture for carrying out day to day activity. Most of the people in winters are packed with a lot of woolen clothes and they tend to clench themselves to preserve heat. However it is important to preserve the heat but

on the other hand, most people don’t understand that with a lot of clothes, people also need to correct their posture for day to day activity. In general, we observe people in winter hunched, shoulder raised, forward head, chin jotting, which results in the tightening of muscles, leading to cramps and pain. With the cold weather kicking in people also get a bit lazy and forget to undertake their regular exercises, leading to increased inactiveness. Aches and Pains only hit people who are more sedentary and don’t carry a good posture.

 

 

 

How does this occur?

Dr. Meenal Sharma- In winters, our joints have less elasticity and the blood supply to our muscles is also less than regular because of the cold environment overall. Besides, inactiveness adds on to muscular weakness and poor posture. To address this we have to keep our body warm and bring a regular movement of joints so that blood supply can be improved. Also, we need to regularly stretch our body and do exercises- both flexibility and strength training.

 Can winters results in weakness of muscles?

Dr. Meenal Sharma – Definitely YES!! But not because of its cold weather, although it is due to increased inactiveness resulting in muscle weakening. The more the movement of the muscle/joints the less will be the problems!! So the idea is to KEEP MOVING!

 

What type of exercises are helpful?

Dr. Meenal Sharma – Staying active in general is helpful. The problem is when it aches we tend to avoid exercises and move as little as possible. But you can avoid it by exercising. You can do any form of exercise which can be as simple as

 

  • Going for a regular WALK,
  • Taking staircases most of the times,
  • Doing some YOGA especially at night which can ease aches and pains and help you sleep better and in general, It is gentle and relaxing.
  • Be sure to STRETCH. Stretches are good to keep you warmed up. Now its time to recall the winter posture which I talked about previously! We have to just do the opposite of that in our stretch regime. A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE- Pulling your body up, lengthening your back, pulling belly muscles in, squeezing your shoulder blades a little bit together to try and maintain better posture. Be in each position for some time and it results in stretching as well!
  • STRENGTH training has to be done 3 times a week to keep your muscles strong. In the winters when the world is hibernating our bodies still have to be ACTIVE. The stronger your body is the healthier it will be and more likely you will overcome winter aches and pains.
  • General mobility Exercises like pumping of ankle and foot, squeezing of hands and making a fist and opening It for better circulation.
  • DRINK more of lukewarm water.
  • Do HOT FOMENTATION twice a day or even can have a bath with Epsom salt hot water to rush that blood flow and soothe your muscles and joints.
  • In case of any swelling still, COLD PACKS are applicable.
  • EAT LIGHT but some days can be cheat days too! You can have chocolates, cakes, watch Netflix, sit back and enjoy winters too!!
  • If you want to stick to an exercise program that boosts strength, increases flexibility and gives you a cardio workout, you can’t beat SWIMMING. It’s easy on your joints and limbs and gives you a full-body workout and stretches out your body relieving aches and pains.

 

Do I need to see a Doctor?

Dr. Meenal Sharma – Do try exercising for at least 15-20 days and be active. If these home remedies aren’t helping and the pain persists, then don’t confuse it with normal winter aches and pain and SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

 

 

Dr. Meenal Sharma

Physiotherapy Head and Senior Spine Therapist

BPT, MPT, CDNT, CKTT, FOMT, COMT

Effect of Physical Activity on Mood Disorders in Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a unique as well as a beautiful period in the life of every woman. The significance of the lifestyle of a pregnant woman can’t be ignored. Regular physical activity is one of the elements that help to maintain normal mental and physical well-being. Pregnant women who regularly do physical activity have a lower chance of developing obesity and overweight.  The changes occur in the external appearance of pregnant women reduce their self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a risk factor for both mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.,

Physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle plays an important role in maintaining the proper psychophysical state of a pregnant woman.

Causes:

Mood changes during pregnancy can be caused by:

  1. Physical stresses, fatigue, changes in your metabolism, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
  2. Significant changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine, which are brain chemicals that regulate mood.
  3. Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester between 6 to 10 weeks and then again in the third trimester as your body prepares for birth.

Effects Of Physical Activity:

1.Exercises cause an increase in human body temperature. At the same time, the temperature of the brain enhances, which results in a feeling of general relaxation and tranquility.

2.After exercise, there is an increase in the level of b-endorphins, which are also responsible for a more positive frame of mind.

3.Physically and mentally active women (before and/or during pregnancy) have a lower risk of developing mood disorder compared to non-active women.

 

4.In addition, exercises have an impact on reducing both the level of anxiety and stress, as well as prevents cardiovascular disorders, improve the functioning of the musculoskeletal system, increase appetite, improve the quality of sleep, and oxygenate the body better the overall quality of life.

 

5.Physical exercises have an impact on maintaining proper muscular tone, reduce pain and prepare for the exertion during labor.

6.Helps to find balance physically and mentally.

7.Strengthens the body for childbirth

Why Good Posture Is Important In Pregnancy?

A good posture can be one of the very important contributions to a healthy pregnancy. Good posture is essential for good health. Proper posture and position can decrease low back and neck pain and fatigue. The wrong posture may not only lead to aches and pain but can lead to injury and harm to the baby.

Poor posture is very common during pregnancy as the baby grows abdominal muscles get stretched and leads to anterior pelvic tilt. Poor posture during pregnancy may cause pain even after the delivery. It is essential to maintain good posture throughout the pregnancy to ease body tension. A good posture will also aid the baby to establish into the proper birthing position.

Standing posture

  • Maintain the pelvic tilt, so that your lower back does not sway forward.
  • Chin tucked in. Ears should be in a straight line with your shoulders.
  • Avoid standing in one position for long durations.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, avoid high heels.
  • When doing any task where you are standing for a long time, such as ironing or doing dishes, put one foot up on a step stool or sit on a high stool. This will decrease the sagging of the spine.

Sitting posture

  • Always sit straight and your shoulders, back, and buttocks should touch the back of your chair.
  • Maintain the pelvic tilt and avoid slouching.
  • Sit into a chair so that the length of your thighs is supported by the chair.
  • The knee is in level with your hips.
  • Do not cross your legs that lead to a decrease in circulation.

Lying Posture

  • Best sleeping posture during pregnancy is sleeping on the side.
  • Place the pillow under your abdomen to get relief from back pain.
  • Pillow under abdomen will help to support the weight of the uterus.
  • Place a cushion or a pillow behind your back for support.
  • In case of heartburn during night propping your upper body with a pillow.

Leading Knee Pain Treatment in Gurgaon

Health is very important for any human being and today’s lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits makes us weak and disease-prone. We should be very careful about our health and take appropriate diet to keep our bones, joints, muscles and whole body healthy. Because, sometimes our carelessness leads to a complicated medical condition. Among the number of diseases, one of them is “knee pain”.

Knee pain is generally a common health issue. It can arise to anyone among men, women or teenage children but it can easily be cured beside few serious injuries.

The knee is a crucial joint that bears a large amount of stress from activities like running, jogging, lifting, kneeling, etc. This part carries the whole weight of the body and has to do large participation in everyday activities.

What is Knee Pain?

Knee consist of three parts

  • Tibia – This is the larger bone of lower leg also known as Shinbone.
  • Femur – Upper leg bone called as Thigh bone.
  • Patella – It covers both the bones like a cap known as the Knee cap.

Knee pain often arises due to physical restriction and the knee pain treatment depends on the actual underlying cause. Knee pain can be caused due to any physical activity, it can be triggered due to any injury in foot, muscles, ligaments.

What are the Symptoms?

This pain becomes serious when it becomes severe and then the only doctor can help in the right direction. The severity of knee joint pain can vary, it can be minor ache to disabling pain like

  • If you start limping due to discomfort.
  • Difficulty in bending the knees.
  • Difficulty in walking steps up and down.
  • Difficulty in weight-bearing.
  • Difficulty in extending the knee.
  • Swelling and redness around the knee.

All the above mentioned are the symptoms and signs of knee joint pain.

What are its types?

Medical Causes – if a person is suffering from diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, an infection like Septic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, etc. Then under the supervision of the doctor, the patient can be cured of medical conditions.

 

Acute Injury – Under acute injury fracture in a bone, meniscus tear or torn ligaments, dislocation such conditions come. And by proper medical treatment, these injuries and bone can be repaired.

 

Chronic use conditions – It can be caused due to stress under the patella or inflammation of tendons, heavy exercises, prepatellar bursitis. All these conditions lead to severe pain.

Other factors may be Overweight, exercise, overuse of muscles or repetitive movement may lead to knee pain.

How is the diagnosis done by doctors?

Knee joint pain can be diagnosed by physical examination and by discussing the symptoms and nature of the knee pain like how long and severe the pain is etc.

In the examination, various movements will be performed to check and evaluate the stability of ligaments, any swelling or tenderness. This will help in diagnosing the underlying cause to start treatment.

Generally, in examination doctors prefer

X-ray examination – For fracture or degenerating knee changes.

MRI – To detect soft tissues for ligament tears or muscle injury.

Blood Test – To detect Gout, Arthrocentesis or any other infection.

Generally, knee pain treatment can be done by a primary care doctor/physician. If the knee pain needs further treatment an orthopedic surgeon will be required. And for inflammation, gout, arthritis a Rheumatologist will be required.

How is the knee pain treatment done by the specialist?

The Knee pain treatment varies with the cause of pain

INJECTIONS – In some of the cases of arthritis and inflammation in knee injecting medications might help in pain. After repetitive doses of Corticosteroid (only if its doctor prescribed) injection can help in reducing pain and enable movement.

PHYSICAL THERAPY – For strengthening of muscles and for more stable and best mechanical movements Physical Therapy will be best. Under the supervision of skilled and experienced Physiotherapist, one can help in overcoming pain and avoid injuries.

MEDICATIONS – For primary knee pain treatment, medications are sufficient to treat the underlying knee problem. Some of the most commonly used NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are prescribed to patients for knee problems like arthritis, tendonitis, etc. Other than NSAIDs doctors recommend Tylenol, Cymbalta, Topical capsaicin. These medicines generally refer to osteoarthritis patients.

For Rheumatoid arthritis, DMARD (Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) are prescribed, for Gout flare oral steroid and Antibiotics for infected knee joint.

Our therapies like Needling and Cupping is also used to treat knee pain.

What are the types of knee surgeries by the orthopedic doctors? 

 – Sometimes surgery is the only solution and patient suffering from severe pain or hardships during movement of legs then orthopedic Surgeon should be consulted and also surgery will be the ultimate solution for the problem.

Knee surgery varies from total knee replacement to Arthroscopic knee surgery:

Total Knee replacement – In this surgery total knee is replaced by an artificial joint. It generally occurs above the age of 50 due to loss of cartilage.

Partial Knee replacement – In this surgery, only the damaged part of the knee is replaced with metal/plastic body. During this procedure, only the damaged part is treated so that the patient get recover soon.

Arthroscopic knee surgery – it is a common surgery in which surgeon repair the injuries inside the knee with the help of a fiberoptic camera and remove pieces of small bones or cartilage.

Collectively we can say that surgery is used for

  • Chronic Knee dislocation
  • Knee fractures
  • For certain infected knee joints
  • In the case of Osteoarthritis
  • For ligament injuries

How can I get rid of knee pain?

For mild or moderate issues you can treat yourself at your home. This will often work out for removing pain

  • When you are sitting or lying down, with a pillow under your heel elevate your knee. This will give relief in Swelling.
  • Another remedy you can use bandage or strap to cover your joint, this will give you support and cut down Swelling or inflammation in knee joint.
  • Give rest to your body, avoid exercise or intense workout, this will give relief to your joints and help muscles to relax which ultimately results in pain relief.
  • Use ice-packs on your joints for 20-25 minutes. This cold fermentation release stiffness of muscles and give relief in pain.
  • Do stretching exercises (only after doctor recommendation) for the strengthening of muscles.
  • If you are a sports person wear knee pads.
  • And at last but not least if you are overweight then this could be your reason for knee pain, so lose weight.

Above all, it is utmost important to know the actual cause of symptoms before going treatment program. Always do treatment under the supervision of medical Expert and advice from the doctor before any knee pain treatment plan.

How Orthocure Clinics Can Help You?

We have successfully treated Knee pain of all types successfully using our researched & integrated approach. Our advanced techniques an technology have given us a high number of happy patients who are leading an active life after taking treatment from us. We would like to let you know how we satisfy your expectations.

 

  • Soft tissue release relaxes the muscles & improves blood circulation especially used for knee injuries.
  • Matrix Therapy uses rhythmic microscopic motions for fluid circulation to relax the muscles.
  • Laser Therapy uses a single wavelength of light to give pain relief, accelerated tissue regeneration and also reduction of inflammation.
  • Mulligan’s mobilization is a powerful technique to help with the range of knee motion
  • Strength Training & Exercises are done using therabands and Weights. Advanced techniques are used for sensitive patients.
  • Chiropractic Adjustment: Simple treatment alone cannot help you. That is why we give chiropractic adjustments to ease pain and correct the posture. This treatment is found only at our Clinic in Gurgaon.

Our Locations in Gurgaon

DLF Phase V (Gurgaon)

SPO 214, Office Block, 2nd Floor,
South Point Mall, DLF Phase 5,
Golf Course Road,
Gurgaon -122009

Timings : Mon-Fri : 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Sat : 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Phone : 9821451214

Sector 14 (Gurgaon)

C/O Miracles Mediclinic,
SCO-1, 2 & 3, Sector 14
Gurgaon -122009

Timings : Mon-Sat : 9.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Sun : 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Phone : 9821451214

Nirvana Country (Gurgaon)

C-410, Fourth Floor,
Nirvana Courtyard,Nirvana Country
Sector-50
Gurgaon -122018

Timings : Mon-Sat : 9.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Phone : 9821451214

Sector 40 (Gurgaon)

House No. 468,
Near HUDA Market, Sector 40,
Gurgaon – 122003

Timings : Mon-Sat : 9.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Phone : 9821451214