When we were kids, we used to suffer from the phobia of syringes and tried hard to avoid them by neglecting the health issues. But later on, we understood that not every illness requires needles. Syringes are only recommended when needed. The same is the case with orthopedics. There is a misconception in the society that orthopedic doctors only perform surgery.
Due to this fear, many people try to neglect their joint pain, which later on takes a toll on their regular schedule and sometimes even their lives. But this is not true with the team of Orthopedic Doctors at Impact Doctor’s Hub– specialized clinic for orthopedic problems. Dr. Debashish Chanda, one of the senior orthopaedic doctors at Impact Doctor’s Hub, enlightens us about this myth and shares the fact that apart from surgery, there are other non-surgical methods of treatment that can help us to regain mobility without moving to the operating room.
What are these “non-surgical” treatments?
Before suggesting surgery, there are several things that must be pre-planned to ensure successful treatment. These things may include health status, the time needed for recovery, and the complexity of the problem. Many patients are also worried about their lost wages and time duration when they will be resting at home. So, surgery may not be the most suitable option for every patient. As medical science has evolved over time, many alternatives to surgery have been discovered which can help in treating joint pain or bone problems. But only an experienced doctor can suggest the right treatment option for you. So let’s uncover the “non-surgical’ methods to bust the myth.
Exercise-based treatment or Physical Therapy for strengthening joints and muscles
This is a type of treatment that is helpful to heal many types of ortho problems like lower back pain, knee pain, etc. Even after surgery, physical therapy is suggested to the patients to improve their flexibility and pace up the recovery speed. This method is also useful to treat arthritis, lumbar spinal stenosis, etc. According to the situation and the targeted area, a complete exercise regimen is planned by the expert to enhance muscular strength and blood circulation. This will eventually reduce the pain and improve the mobility of the joints. Sometimes, heat, ice, or electric devices are also used to stimulate the muscles and nerves. At Impact Doctor’s Hub, Gurgaon’s leading physiotherapist and HOD of CK Birla Hospital, Dr. Saed Varis recommends the therapy after analyzing the condition of the patients through frequent check ups.
Some medications to deal with the affected area directly
In case of minor pain, the doctor may recommend medications that can soothe the muscles and nerves near the joints and provide help to reduce inflammation. As a result, the pain will be reduced. Sometimes, to increase recovery speed, your doctor may also suggest some painkillers, joint supplements, and other over-the-counter medications. For instance, Hyaluronic acid injections can be advised to boost the lubrication at the affected area. So, medications also help in treatment without performing surgery.
Certain modifications in the lifestyle to prevent pain
In some cases, the main root of pain is our poor lifestyle. Being in the wrong posture for longer duration can lead to frozen shoulders, neck pain, and many other problems. Also, it is observed that people with excess weight usually suffer from knee or foot pain. So it is important that we adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid joint pain in the future. For this, your doctor may recommend diet, exercises, do’s and dont’s. So follow his advice religiously, and you will be able to notice its magic soon.
Problem specific treatment methods to treat various types of ortho-problems
There are many other alternatives available for treating ortho-problems, but those entirely depend on the situation and problem like recommendation of occupational therapy, osteopathy, or acupuncture, are dependant on the condition of the patient.
So, in a nutshell, it is clear that Orthopaedic doctors do not only suggest surgery to every patient. Instead, they perform a complete diagnosis, and according to the situation, the treatment process is suggested. Surgeries are only advised as the last option. If you are looking for the best orthopedic doctor in Gurgaon, then book your appointment with Impact Doctor’s Hub. They have a team of experienced orthopedic doctors and surgeons who can effectively treat any orthopedic problem.
HOD, CK Birla Hospital (Physiotherapy), India’s Leading Physiotherapist
Dr Saed Varis is an eminent physiotherapist in India with vast experience in treating post-operative orthopaedic conditions like TKR, THR, ACLR, HTO, etc. He has vast experience treating conditions like PA shoulder (Frozen Shoulder), Bankart Lesion, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Wrist Pain, Ankle Pain, Ligament Injuries, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Gurgaon’s Top Physiotherapist Dr Saed Varis, says, because of ageing, or due to a serious injury, certain individuals might start suffering from joint issues that restrict them from performing daily activities. One of the most common among them is knee osteoarthritis, which is an outcome of old age. Other knee diseases caused due to inflammation and injury are rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis, respectively. Serious knee diseases make normal activities such as walking, sitting, climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, or standing for a prolonged duration of time very difficult. If medicines cannot show significant improvement in the knees, then the patients are suggested to go for a total knee replacement surgery (TKR).