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Treating Knee Pain


Treatment for knee pain depends on the cause of the pain, and may include:[1]

Your doctor will work with you to decide on the right treatment options for you.

LIFESTYLE AND OTHER MANAGEMENT


Lifestyle changes, including moderate exercise and weight reduction, may help reduce stress on your joints, improve joint function and reduce pain.[1,2,3,4]

 

 

MEDICINES


Your doctor may suggest medicines for pain relief including over-the-counter options such as paracetamol, anti-inflammatories and topical (applied to the skin) pain relief creams, or prescription medicines such as corticosteroids.[1,5]

VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION


For longer-acting pain relief up to 1 year, your doctor may recommend a viscosupplement. [1]  Viscosupplements are a type of fluid that is injected directly into the knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint. Viscosupplements replace damaged synovial fluid to help relieve pain and improve joint function.[1]

 

 

SURGERY


If your knee pain is severe and other treatments have not provided relief, your doctor may discuss surgical options with you.[1,5]

Complete the Knee Pain Assessment to help you and your doctor determine what treatment is right for you.

TAKE THE SHORT KNEE PAIN ASSESSMENT