Besides surgery is there an alternative for knee pain? Becau 88 year old female. Good health but fear of a possible stroke if she has surgery. Has tried many pain relievers but nothing seems to help. She also has neuropathy in her feet. She is not a dia
Knee. This is one of those time when acupuncture might help -and won't hurt to try. Check with family doc for a referral or orthopedist.
I . I like the idea of acupuncture particularly electrical acupuncture particularly given the request was for alternatives. A combination of approaches often work best though: topical anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, injections, and general measures to effectively deal with pain are worth a try. For example, if any sleep disturbances are present make sure they are addressed. Occasional nutritional problems can contribute to pain..B12, vitamin d..To mention a few. You are right not to be satisfied with the only answer being surgery! most often other alternatives can and do work.