Genicular Blocks: A Geniculate Knee Block is a proven and popular non-surgical procedure to combat knee pain in individuals experiencing chronic Osteoarthritis. Also, the latest treatment can be performed in patients experiencing knee pain due to degenerative joint disease of the knee, prior to or following a knee replacement procedure (Total or Partial), patients unfit or reluctant for knee replacement, etc.
The procedure is performed in two stages: Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block and Genicular Nerve Ablation.
During the former stage, a small amount of a local anesthetic is placed on the genicular nerves so as to test the patient’s response and also to determine if there is sufficient pain relief in the knee to justify performing the procedure. Whereas, during the later stage, a Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of the genicular nerves is performed so as to restore the function of the knee and alleviate pain.
Braces: Knee braces are a great way to help alleviate the pain associated with Arthritis. They’re especially effective for patients with Osteoarthritis. Arthritis knee braces are designed to help patients live an active lifestyle with less pain. They help to improve knee stability while walking and encourage mobility in patients by reducing stiffness in the joint. Well-designed knee braces are usually lightweight and easy to wear.
Physiotherapy: A Physio or physical therapy for knee pain involves a thorough evaluation and assessment of the entire lower extremity- starting from hip to the foot. Generally, a knee pain causes functional limitations which may include difficulty in walking, rising from sitting, or ascending and descending stairs, etc. So, a physiotherapist assesses the knee pain and prescribes the right treatment options, including exercises and modalities that help an individual to decrease the knee pain and improve overall mobility.