Treatments for the Acute knee injury
Acute Knee Injury is exceedingly common. Neglect or ignoring an acute knee injury can predispose you to premature wear and tear. Although an acute knee injury can happen at any age. But, it is most common in those under the age of 50.
In the knees: ligaments and cartilage are the most common injured structures. Sports that involve running, jumping or sudden stopping and turning increase your risks of getting an acute knee injury. Acute knee injuries are common in soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, cricket and baseball. Contact sports such as rugby, football (American football) and martial arts are activities predisposing you to a knee injury. However, more common than sudden or acute knee injuries are injuries caused by overuse or overload. Please go here to learn more about the overuse or overload knee injuries.
Important advice to all knee injury patients: protect, rest, and ice the injured knee. If pain continues for more than a day, call one of our centers. You should also call us immediately, if the severity of pain is significant or if you heard a “pop” right before the pain. There are many sensitive structures in the knee. A mild injury could become quite severe if neglected. In fact, the most common surgical procedure an orthopedic surgeon performs is knee surgery, and yet most knee surgeries fail!
What should you do if you have an Injure your Knee?
If you have injured your knee, you will benefit from cryotherapy. However, care should be taken to avoid damaging your skin or the soft tissues of the injured knee. Cryotherapy is the fancy name for “ice therapy.” Ice works faster and better than any NSAIDs. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as Celebrex, Diclofenac, Cataflam, Voltaren as others, prescribed by GPs or Orthopedic Surgeons. But, yet the “Ice Pack” works better, faster, cheaper and without any side-effect at all! So, why aren’t more and more doctors prescribing Cryotherapy (Ice Packs)! Well, it could be that our society is programmed to take drugs! Or is it due to a better financial gain when a fancy prescription drug! After all, it would be hard to get a patent for ice.
Call or visit us today for the best holistic physiotherapy and advanced clinical chiropractic treatment options. Drugs, injections, and surgery should be the last option. No one has died from knee injuries, but many have passed due to overdosing or allergic reactions to chemicals or from surgical complications. Let our clinical team guide your recovery today.
When should you start knee treatment for an injury?
The consensus on knee pain is to get therapy whenever your knees hurt. Avoid surgery, especially the Arthroscopic Knee Surgery as it is a useless operation; benefiting hospital and surgeons alike. Surgery should be the last thing on your mind. If injured, apply ice and call one of our expert chiropractors. We have a very targeted knee therapy protocols. The best advice, of course, is to protect your knees and prevent an injury in the first place: a point most relevant to the young who think of themselves as indestructible. Warm-up before an event and take a break when you get tired. But, if you have injured your knee and the pain is lingering, you need to be assessed by our expert chiropractic knee team member in Malaysia today.
How To Prevent Injury to Knees
Athletes are at an elevated risk for sudden injuries that requires immediate therapy to ensure timely recovery and to prevent worsening of the condition. Surgery, such as those to re-attach at fully torn ligament has been shown effective, but once the surgical intervention is complete rehabilitation and specific therapy and treatments must follow. Otherwise, you will undergo additional surgical intervention over and over. SUrgery for the knee pain has had limited application. Inf fact, recent research reported the arthroscopic surgery as ineffective. So, before opting for a surgical procedure, let our team assess your knee. We have some of the best clinical chiropractors in Malaysia.
Therapy (research-based chiropractic and clinical physiotherapy) is more important than surgery. Cutting and sewing are not magical, correcting the imbalance, strengthening tissue to prevent a reoccurrence require talent, skills, and knowledge. These qualities are deeply embedded in all our clinical team members. Call one of our centers to experience our difference.
Neglected Injuries Can Lead to Knee Osteoarthritis
People with advanced knee osteoarthritis are often told to have their knees replaced (TKR Surgery or Total Knee Replacement Surgery). Our chiropractors and physiotherapists have developed specialized therapeutic procedures and methods that will allow you to have painless knees without going under the knife. And if you happen to be one of those unlikely ones where you have had several knee surgeries and still live in pain, call us. Let us help you get back to a healthy active life. We can help even if your surgeon has failed or if there is nothing left to cut.
It has been our experience that most knee conditions respond to a combination of non-invasive treatments such as applying heat or cold and temporarily restraining from activities that aggravate the pain. Exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the knee help reduce stress on the knee joint and prevent re-injury. In addition to the above-listed procedures, our chiropractors may recommend a custom-made orthotics or functional footwear to aid your speedy recovery. The best treatment for an acute knee injury or knee pain is one where you recover without the need for surgery or medication.