Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments.
Surgery is advised most commonly for Knee Joint if the condition of the joint is very bad due to arthritis. In initial stages and young patients Knee Arthroscopy can give relief but in older patients where the condition of the joint is very bad Total Knee Joint Replacement is advised. The cost of Knee Arthroscopy is around USD 2000 while that of Total Knee Replacement is USD 5000 for each knee.
At GNH Hospital you would find complete solution for Joint Pain as the hospital is equipped with the Latest 360 degree MRI, Bone Densitometry and Digital X-Ray. The hospital also has one of the best Rehab and Physiotherapy centres in India which is equipped with all kinds of Lasers and other equipments to give you relief from the joint pain.
Topical Agents. Capsaicin -- a substance found in chili peppers -- may relieve joint pain from arthritis and other conditions. Capsaicin blocks substance P, which helps transmit pain signals, and it triggers the release of chemicals in the body called endorphins, which block pain. Side effects of capsaicin cream include burning or stinging in the area where it is applied. Another topical option is an arthritis cream containing the ingredient, methyl salicylate (Ben Gay).
Injections. For people who don't find joint pain relief from oral or topical medications, the doctor can inject a steroid medication (which may be combined with a local anesthetic) directly into the joint every three months to four months. Steroid injections are most commonly used in patients with arthritis, joint disease, or tendinitis. The procedure is effective, but in most situations the effect be temporary. It can also have side effects; if steroid injections mask an injury, you could overuse the joint and damage it even further.
Physical Therapy. You can work with a physical therapist to strengthen the muscles around the joint, stabilize the joint, and improve your range of motion. The therapist will use techniques such as ultrasound, heat or cold therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, and manipulation.