One of the initial steps in treating knee pain is to rest the affected leg and apply ice to reduce swelling. 

Advantages of Knee Pain Treatment

Using compression bandages can help control swelling, and elevating the leg helps reduce fluid accumulation around the knee joint.

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Non-prescription pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can be used to manage pain and inflammation.

A structured physical therapy program can strengthen the muscles around the knee, improve flexibility, and enhance overall joint function, reducing pain in the long term.

Depending on the cause of knee pain, wearing braces or supports may provide stability, reduce strain, and offer relief during daily activities or exercise.

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial, as excess body weight places additional stress on the knee joints. Weight management can help reduce pain and prevent further damage.

In some cases, injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid directly into the knee joint can provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation.

In severe cases or when conservative treatments are unsuccessful, surgical interventions like arthroscopy, meniscus repair, or knee replacement may be considered to address underlying issues and provide long-term relief.

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Alternative therapies like acupuncture have been found to be effective in managing knee pain by promoting the body's natural healing processes and improving energy flow.

Emerging treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or stem cell injections aim to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and promote tissue repair in the knee.

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