Your orthopedic surgeon may decide to treat your knee discomfort non-operatively. There are many options including medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications like Aleve (Naproxen Sodium) or Advil (Ibuprofen)
You may also utilize icing techniques and exercises. There is the option of trying the exercises on your own. Here is a list of several exercises that can be explained in further detail. Please speak with your provider prior to beginning any of these exercises. Note: These exercises are not designed to substitute for a post operative therapy protocol. If you are having surgery, make sure you clarify your surgery protocol with your surgeon.
More advanced strengthening
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There is also an option of formal therapy with a physical or occupational therapist. Your provider will be able to order this therapy for you and our office will help you find a convenient location.
If pain persists, another option may be a cortisone injection.
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