Patient Success Stories for Knee & Hip

Case 1 :

Knee pain

  • Name: Umang Sain
  • Age: 26 years

Complaints & Symptoms: Patient c/o pain in left knee Pain started during the training of spinning in gym. Pain gets aggravated from jumping, front lunge and lifting heavy weight.

Protocols Followed: Soft tissue release followed by cold pack and physiotherapy modalities and home exercises.

Patient Condition on completion of treatment: Decrease in pain in the knee as well as now he can do all the activities painfree which once aggravated his pain

Testimonial:

Dr. Agarwal was nice and she explained everything about the injury I had. Her treatment was really helpful and now I can do all my activities easily. I am recovering day by day. Thanks.

Case 1 :

Right Periarthritic shoulder, Right Hip joint and Left Knee joint arthritis

  • Name: Jasbir Singh
  • Age: 76 years

Complaints & Symptoms: 1.pain in the right shoulder joint with difficulty sleeping on the right side. Night pain with disturbed sleep and also pain in overhead activities. 2. Pain in the right hip joint and left knee joint on movement after a rest pause.

Protocols Followed: Maitland and Mulligans mobilization for the right shoulder and Mulligans for the right hip and left knee joint. Strength training with therabands and weights.

Patient Condition on completion of treatment: No night pain with full ROM in all the joints. Is able to walk and move painfree.

Testimonial:

After trying the Physiotherapy centers around Gurgaon, I finally came to Orthocure, highly recommended by a friend. I came to the center with the following joints having pain and movement restrictions. I would rate them on the pain scale of 0 to 10 as-
a. Right shoulder joint- 8/10
b. Right Hip joint- 9/10
Left Knee joint-9/10
I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Meeta Nanda diagnosed the problems very accurately. She started with the treatments gradually increasing the intensity of each exercise. I was impressed with her knowledge of the subject which gave me the much required confidence. She conducted the exercises very methodically showing her personal commitment and interest. I think she is an asset to Orthocure.
As a result, now the condition of my joints is as follows-
a. Right shoulder- 2/10
b. Right Hip joint- 1/10
c. Left Knee joint- 1/10
I will not hesitate in recommending Orthocure to all my family and friends who may need any kind of Physiotherapy treatment.

Case 1 :

Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Name: Mrs. Indu Nath
  • Age: 76

Complaints & Symptoms: Knee Pain, Difficulty in walking, Difficulty in performing ADLs.

Protocols Followed: Hot Pack, Matrix, Manual releases, Chiro adjustments, Laser, Exercises.

Patient Condition on completion of treatment: Patient was able to walk pain free without any aids and ADLs were performed without any difficulty.

Testimonial:

I am very happy with the treatment that I received here. Hope orthocure flourishes with success.

Case 2 :

Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Name: Mr. V.K.Malik
  • Age: 66

Complaints & Symptoms: Loss of range of motion with knee pain, not able to walk even short distance.

Protocols Followed: Hot Pack, Matrix,Laser,Myofascial release,Strengthening Exercises.

Patient Condition on completion of treatment: Patient was painfree and was able to walk.

Testimonial:

Here the teatment is very different . I am satisfied with the treatment.

Case 1 :

ACL tear

  • Name: Mr. Rajat Bhatia
  • Age: 36

Complaints & Symptoms: Scared to use the knee accompanied with knee pain.

Protocols Followed: Hot Pack,Manual releases, Chiro adjustments, Matrix,Laser, Exercises.

Testimonial:

The treatment that I received here was something that gave me relief and confidence. I am very happy with the treatment I received.

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How can it be prevented?

Injury or trauma to knee can cause pain but knee pain can also occur without injury. It can also build up gradually due to arthritic changes kicking in, problem in your foot or muscular imbalances. It is usually accompanied by stiffness, swelling or discomfort in day to day activities.

When do I need to see a doctor for knee pain?

You need to see a doctor for knee pain in case you have

  • Problem in day to day activities- ascending descending stairs, sit to stand etc.
  • A history of injury, fall or twist
  • Swelling, redness or warmth
  • Pain
  • Inability to bear weight on painful knee

Does knee pain require surgery?

Non-surgical or conservative treatments are often successful if taken at the correct point of time. Knee surgery for knee pain is usually considered in case there is:

  • Ligament or meniscal injuries due to twisting or sporting activities, though the choice depends on the grade of tear
  • Grade 3 arthritis
  • Instability or giving way
  • Fracture

How can I get relief from knee pain?

Knee pain can be managed with conservative physiotherapy treatment and exercises including at home care which can give you some relief. Some steps to follow are:

  • P: PROTECTION- with knee brace/ Kinesio-taping to restrict the motion
  • R: REST- for 2-3 days or till the signs of inflammation are resolved
  • I: ICE- for 10-15 mins 3-4 times/day in a day to minimize further injury and reduce signs of inflammation.
  • C: COMPRESSION- Crepe bandage/ Space Kinesiotaping to enhance the fluid movement.
  • E: ELEVATION- Keep 2-3 pillows under the leg to enhance the fluid movement and reduce swelling.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Regular physical activities, weight bearing exercises and weight reduction.
  •  If no relief is attained then consult your therapist and physician for further management

Will the knee pain go away if I rest for a few days?

In you have no history of twisting or sports injury the knee pain can go with the above steps and incorporating regular strengthening and stretching exercises for your knee, but knee pain as a result of injuries may require longer treatment. Consult your therapist or physician if it takes longer or no relief is there.

Which specialist can cure knee pain?

For knee pain you can consult an Orthopaedician, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or an Osteopath.

When do I need to see a doctor for knee pain?

You need to see a doctor for knee pain in case you have

  • Problem in day to day activities- ascending descending stairs, sit to stand etc.
  • A history of injury, fall or twist
  • Swelling, redness or warmth
  • Pain
  • Inability to bear weight on painful knee
Knee Pain
Causes
Symptoms
Prevention
Knee Pain

Knee joint is the main weight bearing joint of the body along with hips and ankle. It is a complex joint having freedom of bending and straightening with some degree of twisting and rotation. It is supported by muscles, ligaments, tendons, meniscus and joint capsule. You can develop knee pain at any point of your life if you don’t take care of it and the risk factors which increase the probability of you developing pain are excessive weight, lack of muscular strength and flexibility, faulty foot alignment and certain high impact sports and dance.

Causes

Now of we talk about pain around the knee joint, it can be caused by various reasons. To list a few are:

  • Degenerative changes with age- like OA knee
  • Sports related injuries- like ligamental injuries, torn meniscus, bursitis, dislocation etc.., 
  • Overuse injuries- like iliotibial band syndrome, chondromalacia patella bursitis, tendinitis etc
  • Misalignment- like faulty foot positioning etc.
Symptoms

What can be felt?

  • Pain on the inside or outside of knee
  • stiffness
  • Tenderness.
  • Swelling.
  • Difficulty to bend the knee.
  • Difficulty in sitting on lower surfaces or getting up from low seating.
  • Pain while walking.
  • Pain during ascend or descend of stairs.
  • Click or popping sound in knee movements.
  • Knee feeling if giving way while walking.
  • Weakness and instability
Prevention

How can it be prevented?

  • Keep a check on your weight as additional pounds put more strain on your joints.
  • If you engage yourself in high impact activities get your functional screening first to check whether your body is supporting those activities or not.
  • Do regular stretches.
  • Do balance strength and stability training exercises as been prescribed.
  • If you have knee swelling do cold packs regularly till it settles.
  • If you have knee stiffness do hot packs regularly.
  • You can apply any pain relieving gel to give you relief from pain but do not massage with pressure on the top of knee joint.
  • Invest in good quality insoles and footwear, it’s a MUST!
  • Do ankle foot movements several times a day if you are old or sit for long hours.
  • Epsom salt dips in hot/cold water do wonders in treating knee pain.
  • Invest in a good quality home TENS unit for faster and better recovery from pain and discomfort.
  • Wear a knee sleeve or support in case you cant avoid the movement.

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