There was a notion that knee pain, joint pain and other kinds of pains in the body are related to aging only. However, this notion has been overruled now as there are many other factors and reasons that contribute to the same. Various kinds of injuries also might lead to these kinds of problems. Initially there were not many treatments that were available to cure these problems, but now various kinds of advanced treatments and surgical procedures are available. With the help of these, a person can get back to normal life and carry out daily activities without any kinds of problems. People working on computers and laptops for a long period of time are also getting affected with tennis elbow and tendonitis as the muscles are getting strained and tired.
Knee and hip problems are quite common in people, particularly in women. The problems aggravate with age and become extremely painful at times. No kinds of ointments, gels and massages are effective during these times. The only option left is to have knee replacement or hip replacement done. These are surgical procedures in which the bones in the knee or the hip are repaired or replaced with other mobile substances so that movement becomes smooth and easy. The surgical process is not a very painful one and is quite effective as well. It takes just few days to recover from the surgery and have a normal life. Best results are obtained if the rehabilitation process post surgery is good.
For carrying out any kinds of advanced orthopedic surgeries like replacements of knee and hips, it is very important that the right orthopedic surgeons are selected. It is because these surgeries need special training and knowledge and are quite complex processes. All orthopedic doctors cannot carry out these procedures. Most of them rely on medicines, gels, ointments and exercises that might help in minimizing the pain to some extent, but will not provide complete cure from the problem. While choosing an orthopedic surgeon for surgeries related to the knee, hip etc, make sure that he is well experienced and has carried out similar surgeries in the past. Greater the experience of the surgeons in handling complicated cases, better it is for the patients.
Orthopedic surgeries like knee and hip replacement or treatments of tennis elbow or tendonitis need specialized operation theaters and clinics respectively. The instruments required for the treatments are quite expensive and needs good infrastructure for the same. Therefore if patients are looking forward to these kinds of treatments, they must check that the right clinics are chosen for the same. Most of the clinics or hospitals where these surgeries and treatments are carried out also have rehabilitation facilities. This is very important as it helps in quicker healing of the wounds and getting back to normal life soon. There are special rehabilitation therapists who help patients to recover from the surgery. Various kinds of exercises and other workouts are recommended.
Many people have got a new life after these kinds of surgeries and leading a pain free life.
The writer of this article is associated with physiotherapy in Toronto for many years.