Physical Exam of The Knee for Hyaluronic Acid Treatment
During the physical exam, doctors at Rio Grande Valley Orthopedics would perform the appropriate diagnosis to attain a clearer picture of the problem. The assigned doctor is expected to:
- Inspect your knee for pain, swelling, tenderness, warmness, and noticeable bruising
- Observe how you move your lower leg through various paths.
- Push/ pull the joint to assess the integrity of your knee structure.
In some scenarios, doctors at Rio Grande Valley Orthopedics may suggest you take tests like:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
If you are having any infection, gout, etc., you are likely to undergo blood tests and arthrocentesis occasionally.
Treatment and Medications
Treatments and Medications are expected to vary, dependent on what precisely is instigating your knee pain. Our doctor may prescribe medications to aid knee pain relief and treat other conditions. Strengthening the knee muscles would make it more stable. Training is expected to focus on the muscles on the back(hamstrings) and front(quadriceps) of your thighs.
Adjusting suboptimal movement patterns is also useful to knee pain relief, accompanied by creating good practice during your regular activity or sport. Exercising are also vital to improving your balance. Arch supports, occasionally with wedges placed on the side of the heel, can be beneficial in shifting pressure away from the most affected knee side. In some conditions, various brace types may be employed to assist in protecting and supporting your knee joint.
In some situations, your assigned doctor may recommend the use of medications through injecting straight into your joint. The hyaluronic acid treatment involves the use of hyaluronic acid injected to enhance mobility and ease knee pain relief.
The Physical Exam of the knee for hyaluronic acid treatment remains a valid part of this treatment.
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