Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me with alternatives to pain relief?
I am 36 years old and suffer with osteoarthritis in my knees, i have had numerous operations on both knees including a trial involving using my own stem cells to regrow cartilage in my left knee, micro fracture surgery etc.
I am under a leading professor at a specialist orthopaedic hospital where they are trying everything they can to help re build my knees, however due to my age i am too young to have them replaced. Frustratingly this is what i need and i know it would help me so much. I wear knee braces on my knees, use crutches to get about, and take so many painkillers each day just to ease the pain. It the burning inside the joints which i find most difficult to deal with.
Has anyone tried alternative treatments to ease the pain? And have they helped? I would be grateful for any suggestions to try and help and some days the pain is unbearable,