Dr. Kamal Kishore Gupta

How to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Excessive weight can put extra pressure and stress on your knees. This can lead to knee pain and can even cause joint damage in the long run. By maintaining a healthy weight, you can reduce the risk of developing knee problems.

Stay Active and Exercise Regularly

Exercise can help strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve joint flexibility. This can reduce the risk of knee problems. Simple exercises like walking, cycling, swimming, and yoga can be beneficial. Consult with a physical therapist who can suggest specific exercises that suit your condition.

Wear Proper Footwear

Wearing proper footwear can help in reducing the impact on your knees and provide better support to your feet and knees.

 Avoid High-Intensity Activities

Activities that put excessive pressure on your knees should be avoided. Activities like running, jumping, and squatting can cause knee injuries or worsen existing knee issues.

Use Knee Supports

Using knee supports such as knee brace or compression sleeves can provide extra support to your knees. This can help reduce pain and inflammation.

Get Proper Treatment for Knee Injuries

If you have any knee injuries or pain, seek medical attention immediately. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can help prevent the development of more severe knee issues.

Take Care of Your Joints

Use the proper body mechanics while doing any physical activity, and don’t overstress your knees. Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods; take frequent breaks or stretch your leg muscles.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

By following these simple steps, you can reduce your risk of knee problems and possibly avoid knee replacement surgery. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary. Consult with an orthopaedic specialist for guidance and personalised recommendations.


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