How to Treat Your Knee Problem
The Many Different Knee Conditions Suggest Many Approaches to Knee Treatment
Nowadays, we are blessed with numerous sources of information. That’s the good news. The frustrating part is what to do to seek out what really works.
So let’s break it down to a method. First, there is treating yourself, versus treatment by a professional. Within the self treatment approach, there are non prescription medicines, or even natural approaches, like diet choices or socalled nutraceuticals. There are exercises you can do, or physical appliances such as knee braces or knee supports, which are readily available. This is in the realm of self care, and in fact, self care should be your major focus. If you won’t take care of yourself, how could you expect anyone else to? Oh sure, for a price someone will treat you. But educating yourself and treating yourself, especially if your knee condition is not a medical emergency is the first step.
However, what if you feel that there is something ‘really wrong’, such as symptoms of extreme pain or pain that gets progressively worse? Or you have some strange things like clicking sounds, or your knee gives out on you, or your daily activities are being restricted. Then, it might be time to at least consult with a professional. So here are some ‘treatments by others’ to consider, which fall outside of the traditional medical model.
If you decide to treat yourself, there are lots of videos and books such as Treat Your Own Knees or digital online courses in knee care, such as
An Athlete’s Guide To Chronic Knee Pain, Theories And Solutions For Patellar Tendonitis, Jumpers Knee, And Patellar Tracking Problems. Designed To Fix Those That Have Knee Pain When Running, Jumping, And Squatting.
Non Traditional Western Medical Approaches
- Massage therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture
- Some jurisdictions allow Naturopaths to practice, and their techniques, like the ones above are more accessible and less expensive