How can I prevent knee surgery?

Preventing knee surgery depends on the underlying cause of the knee problem. However, there are some general measures you can take to reduce your risk of knee injuries and to manage knee pain:

Maintain a healthy weight: Excess weight can put extra strain on your knees, leading to knee problems. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help keep your muscles strong and flexible, which can help reduce the risk of knee injuries. Low-impact exercises such as swimming, cycling, and yoga can be particularly helpful for people with knee problems.

Wear proper footwear: Wearing shoes that fit well and provide good support can help reduce the risk of knee injuries.

Avoid repetitive stress on the knee: If your job or a sport you participate in requires repetitive stress on your knee, take breaks or use proper equipment to reduce the strain on your knee.

Use proper techniques when exercising or lifting: Using proper techniques when exercising or lifting heavy objects can help reduce the risk of knee injuries.

Manage knee pain: If you have knee pain, talk to your doctor about ways to manage the pain. Options may include physical therapy, medications, and/or injections.

It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider if you have knee problems. They can evaluate your specific condition and recommend appropriate treatment options to help manage your symptoms and prevent the need for knee surgery.