Can Knee Replacement Surgery Be Avoided?

Most people think that when they get Knee Pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, Knee Pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain – often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does that sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time at PhysioFit is when people go to their doctor, and the well-meaning Doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers” and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s no better”…

…but then 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the same Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better, only to be given ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills, maybe a knee support – or worse, told that the ONLY thing left to do,is to go down the route of knee replacement surgery.

I hear worrying stories each week from people who have said yes to knee surgery – to find 6 months down the line, knee pain comes back.

Knee pain after knee replacement surgery is a tricky topic. Most medical professionals will tell you that knee replacement surgery is the “solution” for anyone with arthritis and painful knees that have lasted for months.

But the reality is, once the procedure is done it doesn’t guarantee you won’t have pain after knee replacement surgery.

Which worries me! Especially when we’ve helped so many people like you, live life with a lot less knee pain, naturally!

I believe the body has the capacity to heal itself when given the right conditions to do so. When I talk about the “right conditions” I’m talking about 3 things:

1.) Physical

2.) Diet

3.) Mindset

When these 3 conditions are met, the blocks are removed preventing your body from healing your knees.

But when it comes to knee replacement surgery – I don’t believe the body has the capacity to heal itself.

Why? Well, it makes sense that your knees would still hurt months and even years after knee replacement surgery. After all, you’re getting the bones in your leg replaced with plastic and metal. That can’t feel good!

I remember how bad it hurt to break my wrist so I would never willingly put myself through knee surgery if I didn’t HAVE to, and if I knew there were natural options available to me to help get my knees on the mend.

If you’ve got painful knees, and you’ve been told that one of your most hopeful options to get rid of it is surgery, I’d recommend you consider your other options first. Ideally starting with a solid approach that starts on the premise that your body can heal your knees with the help of natural solutions!

What most people don’t know is, that hands-on physiotherapy can help get you back on the path to healing.

If you’re confused about the advice you’ve been given, and you think you’ve already tried all of your options, here’s 5 ways physical therapy is better than continuous medication (or surgery) for helping ease knee pain…

1.) There are no “nasty” lasting side effects.

2.) It wins the “war”. And NOT just the little battles – physical therapy gets to the very root of your knee pain to ease it, not mask it with little victories that don’t last in the end.

3.) You’re not reliant on Physical therapy for months or years.

4.) It doesn’t lure you into a false sense of “I’m doing okay today…” to be then “walloped” by the pain when you didn’t expect it.

I know it can be confusing knowing what to do about your knee pain when you’ve been told so many different things, by different people!

I just want you to know before you go down the surgery route – it’s worth finding out if there’s a way to put an end to it by avoiding dangerous Knee surgery, painful injections and more painkillers.

Kim Gladfelter

Kim Gladfelter, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a physical therapist and owner of PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness in Los Altos, CA. Kim's facility has a complete wellness center, offering classes in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic® and TRX suspension training, as well as special clinical programs for women’s health. Kim works with people aged 30-65+ on a daily basis and is an expert Columnist who writes health articles for the Los Altos Town Crier newspaper, professional newsletters and blogs nationwide. She also reaches out to the local community, support groups, schools, libraries and sports centers to advise and educate on body awareness and exercise for back pain.
Kim Gladfelter

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