There are many treatment options available for knee pain depending on the severity and frequency of the pain. The patient can take the knee pain assessment test on this website to better understand his/her condition and monitor the state of his/her knee pain.
Many patients use exercise, physical therapy and weight control to alleviate pain and stiffness. Physical movement can help increase flexibility, blood flow and improve the mood. There are also many different types of medication available for knee pain ranging from oral medicines to injectibles. While some may be available over the counter, others may require a prescription.
Surgery may be a suitable option for those patients with chronic pain and mobility limiting arthritis. There are also a range of knee surgeries that the patient can undergo depending on how diseased the joint is.
The patient and the caregiver can read more on the range of treatment options as well as all the different surgical options in the sections ahead to get a clear idea. Ultimately it will be up to the patient, caregiver and the doctor in consultation to select the best way forward.