Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Help For Aching Knees

Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 09:47 AM

Question: My knees have been arthritic for many years, although they are not so bad yet that I am ready for joint replacement. I try to keep my weight down to ease the burden on my knees. What are some other things I can do?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

You can ask your doctor for painkiller medications that will help to reduce the pain and inflammation in your knee joints. You can also start a gentle exercise regime that your physiotherapist can advise you. Also ask for "support" braces, which provide support for the entire knee.

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