Trying to walk and stay active with knee pain can make every day a struggle. Any type of joint pain can send us scurrying to see a doctor, but knee agony is one of the prime reasons people go to see an orthopedic surgeon. Yet, in today’s health care world, that visit to the surgeon can mean a rushed appointment with no time to answer questions.
Luckily, there are quite a few resources available to help with knee pain treatment decisions:
–My Knee Guide: Created by an orthopedic surgeon, a very comprehensive website that includes all options, including non-surgical ones
–Bone Smart: A website that has answers about knee and hip replacement surgeries with patient forums to allow for discussions
–Patients Like Me: A website dedicated to creating a platform for patients to discuss their conditions and treatments. Many conditions are discussed, including osteoarthritis which is the main cause of most knee pain.
These are just a start, but with a little research, we can all find the treatments that best fit our lifestyles. It’s well worth it to be able to walk pain free!