Is your knee pain not allowing you to walk freely and enjoy your daily activities as usual? Are you trying to keep yourself away from the activities that you used to perform owing to your knee pain? Are you finding it difficult to assess whether it is your knee pain that could be the potential factor to go for knee replacement?
Now the question is whether the reason behind knee replacement is severe joint pain (knee joint pain) or something else.
let us try to understand when is surgery required for your joint pain?
When you just see the statistics of joint replacements across the globe millions of people safely undergo both hip replacement and knee replacements successfully without any complications. Even in India millions of people also undergo joint replacement surgeries. The main reason for these types of surgeries is the significant destruction caused to their joints. In the majority of the cases, the cause is a painful, severe, progressive, and destructive condition – that is Osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Read more about this very common joint condition exclusively in our post
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint
Severe Knee Pain – What Should I Do?
There is a very common myth rather a bad notion among many people that if you have knee pain you would require knee replacement surgery. According to many experts, almost all people experience knee pain at some point in their lives.
A better way to assess whether you need a knee replacement owing to your severe knee pain is to ask the following few questions to yourself:
Do you wake up at night due to severe knee pain? Or, is your knee pain keeping you awake the whole night?
Do you experience severe knee pain with walking difficulty?
Is your knee pain making you weak?
Do you often feel pain when you get up from a sitting position or when you get out of a chair or bed?
Do you find it difficult to walk downstairs or upstairs?
Do you take OTC pain killers?
Are you getting any benefit from using Over-the-counter pain medications?
When Is Surgery Required for Joint Pain?
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO MOST of OR SOME OF the above QUESTIONS, THEN IT IS THE TIME TO MEET DR. Ratnakar Rao for a thorough physical examination to know whether you knee a joint replacement (knee replacement).
What happens if you delay in seeking an appointment with a joint replacement surgeon in Hyderabad or a joint specialist doctor in Hyderabad?
For instance, you have knee pain – which would be somewhat dull in the beginning. If you don’t pay attention to this type of knee pain assuming it is due to your lifestyle, it will keep on augmenting. The pain then progressively becomes severe (whether the pain is in the hip or knee joint). Severe pain impacts your movement. Once your mobility and movement get restricted, you will get confined to your bed, sofa, chair, or couch. This means most of the time you prefer sitting rather than moving around. As the severity of your knee pain increases progressively due to hidden underlying knee condition so is your weight – which further makes your knee pain worse. In these circumstances, the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease increase.
Knee Replacement Surgery at Best Hospital in Hyderabad
If you are planning knee replacement surgery in Hyderabad, meet Dr. Ratnakar Rao – an Elite Joint Replacement Surgeon (Senior Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon at Care Hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. He is the best Knee Replacement Surgeon in Hyderabad.