FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will the metal parts used in knee replacement get loose and rusty after some time?

A: After approximately 20-25 years, it may become loose but certainly won’t become rusty.

Q: Will a strict exercise routine increases the chances of damage to knee cartilage?

A: Our knees will react according to the stress and strain we apply to them. In other words, the more exercise the better. The cartilage will be damaged if one is to not exercise at all.

Q: Is it recommended for me to go for chiropractor if my X-Ray results showed that I have nerve impeachment in L4 & L5?

A: You can go for Chiropractor as an alternative medium, go ahead if it works, otherwise try physiotherapy.

Q: Do you recommend surgery if I have degenerative of the bone on L4 & L5 that caused impeachment on the nerve?

A: As always recommended, you should go through a period of medication, better weight management, resting, lifestyle change, injections and physiotherapy. Surgery should be your last option.

Q: Do you recommend knee brace for weak knees? If positive, then how often? Additionally, I was told that wearing a knee brace for prolonged period of time would result in the weakening of the knee muscles.

A: Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just take it off from time to time and see if there is any difference. It’s really not a problem. If there isn’t any difference, chances are you probably don’t need it.

Q: I suffer from severe leg pain resulting in slight bow legged-ness. Is this treatable?

A: Bow legged-ness is a knee problem where severity varies from one to the other. Straightening can be done with operation.

Q: Would there be side effects for a diabetic patient opting for knee replacement surgery?

A: As always, more precaution have to be taken such as use of antibiotics, etc.

Q: By comparison, what’s the difference between injection to the knee, as compared to knee replacement surgeries which can lasts for 20-25 years?

A: Depending on the individual response to injection varies from 4-6 months.

Q: How does one reduce neck stiffness?

A: In today’s society, Stiff neck is rampant because most people are subjected to “desk bound jobs”. Maintaining a good posture , regular daily exercise regime and avoid or reduce stress helps greatly to reduce stiff necks.

Q: What causes frozen shoulders?

A: The causes for frozen shoulders are not obvious but some factors like diabetic and gall bladder problems might be an attribute.

Q: How to prevent heel pain and frozen knees?

A: Use heel cup, Stretching, medication or therapy.

 

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