Does your knee pain sneak up on you like an unwelcome guest at the worst possible times? Or is it pretty predictable and just part of your daily experience at this point? Neither of these scenarios have to be your final destination. With a consultation from one of our practitioners, you’ll quickly learn about all the options you have to manage your knee pain. But until you’re able to get to your in-person appointment, there are some temporary things you can do to mitigate the pain.
- Taking common painkillers: This isn’t a permanent fix, but it can restore some peace while you heal and figure out the next steps.
- Wearing a brace to maximize support for the injured joint: That added stability can be a game changer. Try it out and see how you feel.
- Gentle stretching: If you feel up to it, stretching is a great way to relieve discomfort.
- Using hot and cold compresses: This is a popular option to keep pain levels at bay until you can see your orthopedist. It should soothe the pain in addition to managing inflammation.
No matter how you decide to manage your pain, we hope that you always listen to your body and only do what you feel is best. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about your knee pain and aren’t sure what to do, give us a call at York Foot Orthotics and Bracing. We would be happy to set you up with an appointment and point you in the right direction on your healing journey.