At some time in our lives, we will have knee pain and go for knee injury diagnosis. If the pain is the result of an injury, a medical diagnosis will be the choice of many. It is the diagnosis that will help you know the treatment options and make an informed choice of treatments.
Whether your pain just started because of an injury or you have had the pain for a long time, the doctor will do a full assessment of the knee.
Before looking at the assessment, consider how the doctors diagnoses may fail.
Diagnoses Fail: How does the cartilage get hydrated? There are no blood vessels. If we become dehydrated, the body takes from the least necessary areas to provide for the most important areas. Do doctors consider hydration status when looking at knee injuries? Usually, not. Without hydration, the knee is at greater risk of injury. Hydration is the key to healing naturally.
In addition to your health history, the doctor will want to know....
Factors or incidents that could cause the pain such as...
- location of the pain
- front of the knee
- back of knee
- side of knee
- knee cap pain
- the pain intensity, how bad on a scale of 1-10 (10 is worse)
- duration of the pain
- how the pain started
- anything that makes the pain worse
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Looking for redness, swelling, any deformity, while still and moving. Checking for swelling and tenderness, Feel for blood flow, warmth or coolness.
Tip: Inflammation and swelling may be improved with the use of the Water Cures Protocol. Your doctor will probably not assess you for hydration status. Yet people who have self healed have indicated hydration was the key to faster healing.
Measure the range of motion. Listen for sounds, like grinding, popping, clicking or other sounds.
A number of tests including the Vulgus and Varus tests, Posterior Drawer Test, Lachman Test, Pivot Shift Test and the McMurray Test.
A healthy knee will have:
Tip: The knee health is dependent on hydration. Hydration is dependent on electrolytes as your cartilage has no blood vessels.
The exam will help determine the extent of the knee damage. With this information, the doctor will identify what needs to be done to repair the injury.
The water cures protocol will not work if there is a tear or injury requiring surgical intervention to correct the damage.
Even with knee injuries, the water cures protocol can help the healing and eliminate the pain in many cases. Speak to a holistic doctor or holistic nurse to see if the water cures will work for you and your knee pain.
Following the water cures protocol will probably be the best way to prevent knee injury.
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