Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain can result from injuries (like ligament tears or fractures), overuse (such as repetitive strain), or degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Treatment often involves rest, physical therapy to strengthen muscles, and sometimes medications or injections for pain relief. In severe cases, surgical options like arthroscopy or knee replacement may be considered.

What foods can help improve joint health?

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish like salmon), antioxidants (in fruits and vegetables), and vitamin D (from fortified dairy or sunlight) can support joint health. Avoiding excessive sugar and processed foods helps reduce inflammation. Adequate hydration with water and herbal teas also supports joint lubrication and function.

What does rehabilitation involve after knee surgery?

Post-surgery rehabilitation includes exercises to restore knee mobility, strengthen surrounding muscles, and improve stability. Physical therapists guide patients through progressive exercises and monitor recovery milestones. Rehabilitation aims to regain full range of motion, reduce swelling, and gradually return to normal activities.

What are non-surgical treatments for hip pain?

Non-surgical treatments for hip pain include physical therapy, medications (like NSAIDs or corticosteroid injections), and lifestyle modifications such as weight management and activity modification.

How can I prevent hip arthritis?
To prevent hip arthritis, maintain a healthy weight to reduce stress on the joints, engage in regular low-impact exercises to strengthen muscles around the hips, and avoid repetitive stress injuries. Incorporating joint-friendly activities like swimming or yoga, and ensuring proper posture and body mechanics can also help protect hip joints.
What are common orthopedic surgeries?

Common orthopedic surgeries include knee and hip replacements, spinal surgeries (such as laminectomy or spinal fusion), arthroscopic surgeries for joints (like knee or shoulder arthroscopy), fracture repairs, and ligament reconstructions (such as ACL reconstruction). These surgeries aim to restore mobility, alleviate pain, and improve overall function of the musculoskeletal system.

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