Surgery is an option but not the only one. Our doctors will carefully assess your condition and will prescribe treatment accordingly. They may recommend nonsurgical options include physical therapy, taking medications, having injections, or making lifestyle changes. In most cases, surgery is the last resort for conditions that are disabling and interfering with daily activities.
Orthopaedic conditions and injuries can be divided into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute injuries are those that happen suddenly or is the result of a strong external force being applied to the body. In most cases, pain and immobility are almost immediate. Subsequently, you should consult a doctor to receive medical attention right away.
Chronic injuries are those that occur over a long period of time, such as repetitive muscle strain. Acute injuries that have not been treated properly may also cause chronic injuries. They are usually less painful but do cause some discomfort when performing daily activities such as walking, sitting, and running. However, if they are ignored for too long, they may develop serious complications. As such, whenever you experience pain or discomfort while carrying out day to day activities, you should see a doctor so that your condition can be properly treated.
Due to the wear and tear our knees go through while performing daily activities, knee pain is a common ailment that people of all ages experience. For most people, doing light stretching exercises or doing the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is enough to get rid of the knee pain. However, if you are experiencing persistent knee pain for 2 continuous weeks, it may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatments such as anti-inflammatory/pain medications.
As such, it is best to consult a doctor so that they can assess your knee pain and prescribe treatment accordingly.
Besides the type and severity of the injury, there are several other factors that will affect your recovery after being injured. They are:
It is good to remember that recovery should not be rushed as it might result in re-injury or further complications. As such, your doctor will work together with you to create a comprehensive recovery programme so that you can heal from your injury and get back to your original condition.
Our musculoskeletal system is an important part of our body. They protect vital organs such as the lungs, heart, and brain and ensure that we have the strength and mobility to carry out daily activities like walking, sitting, and standing. As such, we should take proper care of them so that we can continue with our daily functions and also limit the chances of degenerative bone conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Some things that we can do to ensure healthy bones and joints are:
Firstly, the doctor will do a physical examination to locate the area of pain and gauge the mobility and strength of the affected area. They will also go over your medical history to see if the injury was caused by an underlying condition such as a previous injury or a disease. In some cases, they may run diagnostic tests like X-rays to assess bone problems or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to look at soft tissue. This way, the doctor will get a clear picture of your condition and advice treatment accordingly.
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