Episode 42 Knee Pain Relief: Medications, ice & heat, bracing. Dr. Thorpe interview Part 2 of 3.

Nov 17, 2022

Join me in this continued conversation with Dr. Michael Thorpe, (now retired) orthopedic surgeon, as we discuss knee pain relief through medications, ice/heat, and bracing.   

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/twR8j6w_Ctg  

The most important lesson in this video is to know the signs of when you should -and should not - not take certain medicines. 

 Of course, consult your health care practitioner before taking any medications.  

I am a huge advocate of using exercise to strengthen and move your knee as an effective means to reduce pain. But sometimes you need a little more...  

Timeline: 00:00 - Introduction 
01:34 - Where to start 
02:08 - Analgesic Pain Relievers and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories 
03:12 - Narcotics  
03:49 - Heat & Ice 
04:17 - Bracing 
06:16 - Post Surgery Advice 

Last week we discussed the 3 most common types of knee surgeries. 

Episode 41 https://youtu.be/YCMkHhKctoc  

And if you are interested in more interviews with Dr. Thorpe, check these out: 
Episode 22 How to know if it is time for a Total Knee Replacement  https://youtu.be/QtgAzCGiVbY  

The differences between an "off the shelf" & "custom" knee replacements 
Part 1 Episode 31 https://youtu.be/Tfxz5UL4YLc 
Part 2 Episode 32 https://youtu.be/WcuTK9ZrYs0  

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