Young or old, man or woman, thin or fat, none can escape from the clutches of knee pain. Try to sit down on the floor and your knee doesn’t pave way for it, wish to ride a bicycle or climb the stairs as an exercise, you are unable to do it and worse, walking for quite sometime can leave you with agonizing pain. This is not something new and people around the world suffer from knee pain. What is surprising is the fact that internet-based programs are now becoming popular and increasingly used in helping people overcome knee-related problems.
Individuals with osteoarthritis are victims of severe knee pain. Often a result of aging or prior injury there might be a few other reasons behind its occurrence. The affected individuals suffer from unremitting pain that can impact well-being, cause psychological distress and diminish quality of life. Such people try to find relief by trying out various treatment methods available. It all starts with exercise, physiotherapy, weight loss and medications to practicing yoga, trying Ayurvedic medicines and practicing virtual-reality gaming for reducing the intensity of pain. Despite various efforts, the results are not so great and finally, some individuals plan for knee replacement surgeries for treating severe osteoarthritis. We do know that results might not be 100% positive but that’s the best option we’ve got until now to treat severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis can leave a person with debilitating side effects as elaborated at www.firsteatright.com.
A Rare Approach to a Regular Phenomenon
An out-of-the-box approach by a research team to treating people with arthritis has given us surprisingly positive effects. The team categorized 148 people with osteoarthritis into two teams. One team accessed regular material on osteoarthritis which included a host of information on diet, exercise, medications and physical activity from the research website. The other team too accessed the same information but along with:
Benefit from the Net
The study had nothing new in its research but what mattered was the mode of delivery-internet. Telehealth or interacting with the physician from thousands of kilometer distance is becoming a regular affair nowadays. The physician can examine some body parts such as the skin or eyes and deliver proper diagnosis. This helps thousands of patients who will not receive treatment otherwise owing to immobility or other such issues. Even ECG reports of patients arriving in an ambulance are transmitted to the physician before the patient reaches hospital to enable quicker treatment and after-care.
Exercise, internet-based pain management techniques and physical therapy might help but these are not going to help the patient avoid replacement surgery in times of emergency. Telehealth can be of great help to people worldwide as many countries lack basic healthcare facilities.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.