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What No One Tells You about Knee Osteoarthritis

What No One Tells You about Knee Osteoarthritis

  • September 26, 2017
Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is not a very well-known condition, even though it is fairly common. Most people would simply call it joint pain. This condition arises when the cartilage between bones in the knee become weak and start to degenerate at a fast pace. Hence, the bones often start to rub against each other, causing pain in the joints. There are many myths associated with this condition. I will be busting a few here and telling you about the revolutionary Ultralign machine as well.

Young patients can have knee osteoarthritis too

It is true that knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and the risk of developing this condition rises with age. If you are aged 45 or above, the chances of developing this condition are higher simply because of the natural wear and tear of the joints. However, younger people can develop this condition too. The instances of developing the condition are higher in obese adults and even kids. Injury, infection, and even specific sporting activities like tennis and soccer could cause osteoarthritis. You may be surprised to know that women are at a higher risk of developing this condition and it could also develop plainly because of heredity.

You don’t necessarily have to opt for surgery

People will often spend years suffering from knee pain, taking a painkiller every time the pain starts to bother them. However, this is not a sustainable way to manage pain. Your doctor will advise you the use of braces etc. They also provide you temporary relief. After years of suffering, you may be asked to opt for a surgery. This surgery is often performed as a last resort and can easily be avoided. Remember, you cannot be 100% sure of a recovery even after a surgery. It is painful and very costly as well.

You don’t have to go for a surgery. Instead, you can talk to a physiotherapist. Some people like to term physiotherapist as alternative therapy providers. However, regardless of their nomenclature, they are trained professionals who can help you avoid pain and discomfort. A physiotherapist can use various manual simulation techniques to help relieve the pain. Such techniques are very effective in the long run.

Chiropractors using advanced Ultralign Machine

These days, physiotherapist also use the advanced Ultralign machine. This device helps in finding bone spurs in the knee and guides the therapist in performing the most effective therapy on the patient. Physiotherapist will first identify the exact spot of pain with the help of the Ultralign. He will then work to reduce inflammation around the knee region and use soft tissue massage technique to relieve pain. Physiotherapy is the only way you can live pain free with knee osteoarthritis. Pain killers and other medications make you dependent on pills for relief. On the other hand, physiotherapy helps in keeping the joints supple and restores healthy tissue.

You can decide to live pain free with this condition. Your regular doctor or friends may not advise you to visit a physiotherapist but this is the only way in which you will recover soon. Before choosing a physiotherapist, ask if they use the Ultralign machine. This machine will reduce therapy session time and help in getting quicker relief as well. Health focus therapist have successful case studies for osteoarthritis patients using Ultralign machine. Visit for your FREE consultation and assessment.

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