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Self-Help Strategies for Hip and Knee Pain

Self-Help Strategies for Hip and Knee Pain

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Self-Help Strategies for Hip and Knee Pain

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  1. Self-Help Strategies for Hip and Knee Pain (718) 769-2521

  2. The knees and hips are the most important weight-bearing joints in the body that work in tandem to provide support and mobility. Most people experience hip or knee pain at some point in their lives. The condition usually occurs due to prolonged use, wear and tear, injury and simple genetic predisposition. On the other hand, arthritis, sports injuries and other traumatic injuries can also contribute to the issue.

  3. Hip and knee pain requires appropriate and timely treatment to restore mobility and normal functioning. Nevertheless, there are certain self-help strategies that can help you cope with the pain.

  4. Ice packs – Apply an ice pack to the injured area for at least 20 minutes at a time, with 20-minute pauses in between. This can reduce pain and inflammation. To prevent frostbite, wrap a layer of cloth or other material between the ice and your skin. Compression– Wrapping a thick elastic bandage can reduce swelling and promote recovery. Make sure that the bandage is not wrapped too tight as this may cause the skin to become blue. Elevation– Elevating a painful joint can reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. Keep the affected leg on a pillow or stool. This will help prevent blood from pooling at the injured site and also benefit a painful hip. Weight loss – Maintaining an ideal weight or losing extra pounds (if overweight) would reduce pressure on the joint and relieve pain. Heat therapy – After ice therapy for the first 1-2 days to reduce swelling, switch to heat therapy. Controlled application of heat will improve flexibility and reduce stiffness. (718) 769-2521

  5. If these self-help strategies don’t work, consult a pain management specialist at a professional multispecialty healthcare center. At a reliable center, a team of healthcare professionals will help coordinate your treatment after proper evaluation and diagnosis. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions/concerns about knee and hip pain treatment.

  6. Contact us 3500 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229, Phone : (718) 769-2521 E-mail : Website : Thank You