Can Knee Replacement Surgery be Avoided?

Knee Care

Knee Care

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 began.

Does that sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time at Preferred Physical Therapy is when people go to their doctors, and the well-meaning doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers” and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s not better”…

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

I hear 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 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:

  • Physical
  • Diet
  • 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. Especially if I knew there were natural options available to me to help my knees to heal.

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 physical therapy 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 are 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 in the end simply don’t last.
  • 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 then be “taken down” by the pain when you didn’t expect it.
  • 5.) You don’t have to sit in a stuffy doctor’s waiting room or get past the unfriendly receptionist, to get access to it… And you don’t have to call in at 8:30am every morning trying to get in, only to be put on hold, told that “your call is important” to them but you’re still 27th in line…

Watch this video on how to properly care for your knees.

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.

Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

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