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- Early intervention rehabilitation for NTKP patients can reduce the need for narcotic pain medication by 50%.
- Early intervention rehabilitation helps to reduce symptoms and improve function.
- Anterior knee is one of the most common NTKP conditions that is treated in the out-patient Physical Therapy setting.
- In most instances, patients suffering from NTKP do not seek early intervention rehabilitation.
- If you develop NTKP, seek the advice and treatment of a Physical Therapist that specializes in orthopaedic conditions.
John has been walking each for years and has never had any problems. A few weeks ago, he noticed pain somewhere around his knee. He even experiences the pain when ascending or descending steps. The origin of the pain is unclear because he didn’t have an accident and didn’t change his routine. People, like John, who suffer from non-traumatic knee pain are more likely to find relief if they seek out help from healthcare professionals. Research indicates that treatment in the early stages of symptoms increases the likelihood of pain reduction without medication.
The results of numerous studies were examined and greater than 50,000 patients were involved in the results. The patients were broken into 3 groups based on when they sought formal medical care, early – day 1 -15, intermediate – day 16- 120 and late – greater than 120 days. The results were not surprising: those people treated early avoided using narcotic drugs to control their pain or to need injections and surgery to resolve their symptoms. The early group was up to 50 % less likely than the other groups to require more advanced treatment methods. The longer someone waited to have formal treatment correlated directly with the need to use narcotic drugs or invasive procedures. read more a@ ACE-PT.org. http://www.ace-pt.org/2017/11/02/ace-physical-therapy-and-sports-medicine-institute-treatment-of-non-traumatic-knee-pain/