Can Knee Replacement Surgery Be Avoided?

Most people think that when they get Knee Pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, Knee Pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain – often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does that sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time at Benchmark Physiotherapy is when people go to their Doctors, and the well-meaning Doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers” and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s no better”…

…but then 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the same Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better, only to be given ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills, maybe a knee support – or worse, told that the ONLY thing left to do, is to go down the route of knee replacement surgery.

I hear worrying stories each week from people who have said yes to knee surgery – to find 6 months down the line, knee pain comes back.

Knee pain after knee replacement surgery is a tricky topic. Most medical professionals will tell you that knee replacement surgery is the “solution” for anyone with arthritis and painful knees that have lasted for months.

But the reality is, once the procedure is done it doesn’t guarantee you won’t have pain after knee replacement surgery.

Which worries me! Especially when we’ve helped so many people, live life with a lot less knee pain, naturally!

I believe the body has the capacity to heal itself when given the right conditions to do so. When I talk about the “right conditions” I’m talking about 3 things:

1.) Physical

2.) Diet

3.) Mindset

When these 3 conditions are met, the blocks are removed that are preventing your body from healing your knees.

But when it comes to knee replacement surgery – I don’t believe the body has the capacity to heal itself.

Why? Well, it makes sense that your knees would still hurt months and even years after knee replacement surgery. After all, you’re getting the bones in your leg replaced with metal. That can’t feel good!

I remember how bad it hurt to break my wrist so I would never willingly put myself through knee surgery if I didn’t HAVE to, and if I knew there were natural options available to me to help get my knees on the mend.

If you’ve got painful knees, and you’ve been told that one of your most hopeful options to get rid of it is surgery, I’d recommend you consider your other options first. Ideally starting with a solid approach that starts on the premise that your body can heal your knees with the help of natural solutions!

What most people don’t know is, that hands-on physiotherapy can help get you back on the path to healing.

If you’re confused about the advice you’ve been given, and you think you’ve already tried all of your options, here’s 5 ways physio is better than continuous medication (or surgery) for helping ease knee pain…

1.) There are no “nasty” lasting side effects.

2.) It wins the “war”. And NOT just the little battles – physio gets to the very root of your knee pain to ease it, not mask it with little victories that don’t last in the end.

3.) You’re not reliant on Physio for months or years.

4.) It doesn’t lure you into a false sense of “I’m doing okay today…” to be then “hit” by the pain when you didn’t expect it.

5.) You don’t have to sit in a stuffy surgeons waiting room or get past the “blunt” receptionist, to get access to it… And you don’t have to ring up at 8.30am every morning trying to get in, only to be put on hold, told that your call is important to them but “you’re still 27th in the queue”…

I know it can be confusing knowing what to do about your knee pain when you’ve been told so many different things, by different people!

I just want you to know before you go down the surgery route – it’s worth finding out if there’s a way to put an end to it by avoiding dangerous Knee surgery, painful injections and more painkillers.

Announcement:

If you want more information to recover from knee pain, we have an upcoming educational workshop event live at my clinic. It’s a FREE “Knee Pain” event hosted by me and my best physios for all past patients, their family and friends…

It’ll last 60 minutes and it’s free for you to come along and discover exactly how you, or a loved one, can finally unlock the agonising mystery of knee pain, and how to get back the life that you deserve, for good!

To make sure you secure your seat in time, give us a call on: 9773 8882 before Saturday 17th March. If you know anyone who is suffering at the moment and they could benefit from this, pass our number their way to help put an end to it quick.

P.S. If you’d like some easy, actionable tips you can use now to start easing your knee pain, click here to download my free knee pain guide: http://www.benchmarkphysio.com.au/knee-pain

Nicholas Young
About The Author

Nicholas Young

Nick Young is a well-known Physiotherapist in the Southern Sydney region and is the practice principal of Revesby Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre. Revesby Physiotherapy is part of Benchmark Physiotherapy, a group of practices for people in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond who want to keep active and live healthy lives. You may know Nick from the various columns that he writes for, or from the hundreds of seminars he has given on various musculoskeletal issues. Nick has been involved with dozens of different gyms, clubs and community groups and regularly offers expert advice on injury management and health and wellness. Nick’s background included working with National Rugby League Clubs as well as State Soccer teams, however since transitioning into private practice, Benchmark Physiotherapy has become one of the fastest growing group of practices within NSW. Benchmark Physiotherapy has 6 locations across the Southern Sydney Region.